Albert Hammond Jr watches on as Casablancas performs an abstract cover from The Strokes' 2006 album
Julian Casablancas + The Voids covered The Strokes’ Vision of Division during their set at Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona on Friday (May 29).
The Strokes‘ Albert Hammond Jr watches on from the side of the stage as The Strokes’ frontman Julian Casablancas performs an abstract cover of the track with his band The Voidz. See his reaction in the Vine and at 3:50 in the video. Watch the performance below.
‘Vision of Division’ is taken from The Strokes third studio album ‘First Impressions of The Earth’, released in 2006.
Casablancas released his most recent album ‘Tyranny’ with The Voidz in autumn 2014. He recently shared a new video for their track ‘Human Sadness’. A clip was premiered at screenings in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Washington DC, Boston, Miami, Nashville, and Montreal from May 20-26.
The clip for ‘Human Sadness’, evoking the style of classic rock videos, is interspersed with war footage and scenes from modern urban life. It stretches to an epic 13 minutes in length. Watch in full below.
The Strokes made their live return earlier this month (May 8) at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival. See photos of the gig here. They are also set to play their first UK gig in five years when they headline the British Summer Time Festival in London’s Hyde Park on June 18.
The Strokes released their last album ‘Comedown Machine’ in 2013, with frontman Casablancas recently revealing that the band are working on new music.
Meanwhile, Casablancas’ Strokes bandmate Albert Hammond Jr has confirmed details of a new solo LP. Titled ‘Momentary Masters’, the album follows on from 2013’s ‘AHJ’ EP, as well as 2006 debut ‘Yours to Keep’ and 2008’s ‘¿Cómo Te Llama?’.
The 10-track record will be released on July 31 via Vagrant. Hear opening track ‘Born Slippy’ now.