Julian Casablancas Blends Screams, Synths on Demented New Solo Tune

    Julian Casablancas Blends Screams, Synths on Demented New Solo Tune

    BY RYAN REED | September 8, 2014
    Julian Casablancas has offered another taste of his new solo LP, Tyranny. As Consequence of Sound notes, the Strokes frontman’s newest tune, the aggressively demented “Where No Eagles Fly,” debuted Monday morning on BBC Radio 6.

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    While utilizing a more conventional song structure than the 11-minute “Human Sadness” (which veered from jarring noise to processed vocals to bombastic guitar solos), “Eagles” still finds Casablancas exploring his more experimental side. The track starts off modestly enough, with a chugging bassline and electronic beat – but grows weirder as it unfurls, incorporating abrupt rhythmic glitches, a lush synth breakdown and a distorted chorus with a borderline-metal scream.

    Tyranny, recorded with Casablancas’ backing band, the Voidz, is out September 23rd on the frontman’s own Cult Records imprint. Pre-orders are available on the label’s website; in addition to the usual formats (CD, vinyl, digital, even cassette), the album is even available on an MP3-storing USB drive wrapped in a mini-lighter sleeve.

    The album marks Casablancas’ first solo LP since 2009’s Phrazes for the Young. (His other band, the Strokes, released their latest LP, Comedown Machine, last year.) Casablancas and the Voidz will kick off their upcoming fall tour on October 16th at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory and end the tour on November 25th at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

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