The Strokes’ frontman Julian Casablancas is working with Savages‘ Jehnny Beth on a song together. Savages are a great post-punk band out of the UK. If you like dark, aggressive music, they might be something you can get behind.
The project is part of Casablancas’ second solo record with The Voidz called Tyranny.
And this wonderful, he was telling Noisey that he wished he was best friends with Eddie Veddar, but at the same time, prefers the mystique of the “rock star” Eddie Vedder.
“Buddies, I wish! We’re friendly, but you know it’s tough—you’ve got to play it cool in front of your idols. Yes! I wish we were best friends! I want to carve Jules and Eddie into that tree. But I feel like if I read”—here he mimics a David Attenborough-type voiceover tone—“‘Eddie Vedder goes to the grocery store and gets the gluten free rice’—Is rice gluten free? I don’t know!—‘He’s wearing jogging pants…’ I wouldn’t want to know that; I’d rather just wonder. Maybe he disappears into a cave and comes out later with 13 Amazon women! The mystery is better.”
The Stroke’s singer also said that new music is in works for the band.
“We’re planning on recording stuff,” he said. “I still think we could do cool things and I’ll do that. I’d like to do both [bands] really if I could.”
The Stroke’s last album was 2013’s Comedown Machine.