Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas is releasing a new solo album and has posted a preview video for it online. According to Rolling Stone, the clip showcases the singer and his backup band The Voidz practicing while video footage of rioters, news reports and some sort of vintage video game unspools around them. The music in the clip ranges from experimental and atmospheric to full-blown punk rock.
- Casablancas has yet to announce a title or release date for the disc.
- The new set will follow up Casablancas’ 2009 debut solo effort Phrazes For The Young and will come out on his own label, Cult Records.
- Casablancas has a string of solo dates coming up, including gigs at Lollapalooza in Chile, Argentina and Brazil later this month and in early April. That will be followed by a June 8th appearance at the Governors Ball festival in New York, where he’ll perform both with the Strokes and as a solo act.
- The Strokes released their fifth album, Comedown Machine, last year, but did not tour or do any promotion for the disc.