For those of you betting whether Nick Valensi or Julian Casablancas would be the next Strokes member to line up their own album, here’s your answer. And even though the band has supposedly returned to the studio a new album from them is still probably at least a year off so the Julian Casablancas solo debut will have to suffice in the meantime. After taking in the preview clip, I have to admit that the music does sound intriguing and the visuals remind me of the retro-futuristic aesthetic that’s typical of Casablancas’ other gig. Which leads me to further speculate that this record will play like an electronic version of The Strokes. Boom. Internet rumor.
Phrazes for the Young comes out this fall.