The Strokes' Julian Casablancas to release solo album - exclusive

Singer set to release 'Phrazes For The Young' this autumn

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The Strokes' frontman Julian Casablancas is to release a solo album, NME.COM can exclusively reveal.

The singer is currently finishing working on his first full record outside the band, with a release pencilled for the autumn. A trailer for the album can be watched below.

The record, called 'Phrazes For The Young', was recorded in Los Angeles, Nebraska and Casablancas' home city, New York.

The LP was produced by Jason Lader, with additional production from Bright Eyes' Mike Mogis.

Tracks slated for 'Phrazes For The Young' include 'River Of Brake Lights', 'Glass', and 'Ludlow St'.

Casablancas - who issued the illustration pictured - is set to play a "specials series" of US dates, ahead of a solo tour later in 2009.

For more information head to Juliancasablancas.com.



Casablancas – who since the last album from The Strokes released 'My Drive Thru' with Santigold and Pharrell Williams and collaborated with Danger Mouse on the recent 'Dark Night Of The Soul' album – is the fourth Strokes star to release an album not connected with the band.

Casablancas' effort follows solo albums from Albert Hammond Jr and Nikolai Fraiture, along with drummer Fab Moretti's side project Little Joy.

Guitarist Nick Valensi, meanwhile, has undertaken a photography project.



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