Julian Casablancas signs Cerebral Ballzy to his Cult Records label

New York band will release second album 'Jaded & Faded' on Casablancas's label early next year

Julian Casablancas signs Cerebral Ballzy to his Cult Records label

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Julian Casablancas has signed Cerebral Ballzy to his indie label Cult Records.

The New York band will release their second album 'Jaded & Faded' - the follow-up to 2011's self-titled debut LP - on Cult Records early next year (2014). Listen to the band's new single 'Better In Leather', which premiered on BBC Radio 1 on Thursday (November), at the bottom of this article.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Casablancas described Cerebral Ballzy as "probably the coolest band in the world at the moment" and "a truly legit modern hardcore/punk band, and by far my favourite". He then added: "It's beyond exciting to try and help them in any and all ways we can and we're honoured to put their deliriously great new record out on Cult Records."

Casablancas makes a brief cameo in the video for Cerebral Ballzy's track 'City Girl', which premiered at the end of last month (October) - watch it here. Other bands and artists signed to his Cult Records label include Har Mar Superstar, Exclamation Pony, The Virgins and Casablancas's The Strokes bandmate Albert Hammond Jr.

Later this month Cerebral Ballzy will headline the Monster NME Radar Tour. Taking place throughout November, the tour will start in Cambridge on November 15 and visit Coventry, Liverpool, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Manchester, London, Brighton, Nottingham, Bristol, Birmingham and Southampton before winding up in Leeds on November 27.

The New York band will be joined by The Amazing Snakeheads, Fat White Family and The Bohicas on the stretch. The Bohicas will play on 15 – 21 November on the stint, while Fat White Family will play 22 – 27 November.

The Monster NME Radar Tour 2013 will visit:

Cambridge, Portland Arms (November 15)
Coventry, Kasbah (16)
Liverpool, East Village Arts Club (17)
Sheffield, Leadmill (18)
Edinburgh, Electric Circus (19)
Manchester, Deaf Institute (20)
London, Hoxton B&K (21)
Brighton, Bermuda Triangle (22)
Nottingham, Rock City Basement (23)
Bristol, Exchange (24)
Birmingham, Hare and Hounds (25)
Southampton, Joiners (26)
Leeds, Cockpit (27)


To get tickets for the Monster NME Radar Tour, go to NME.COM/tickets.


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