Julian Casablancas has given a sneak preview of his new solo album. Click above to watch now.
The two-minute clip is credited to Julian Casablancas + The Voidz and shows footage of The Strokes’ frontman recording in the studio, with various snippets of new songs audible throughout. There is no further information regarding an album title or release date included with the video, but vsitors to Casablancas’ website can sign up to pre-order the album now.
The Strokes will make their live return at the Governors’ Ball in New York this June. The three-day event will take place on Randall’s Island between June 6 and 8. OutKast have been announced as the headliner alongside Jack White and Vampire Weekend. As well as performing with The Strokes, Julian Casablancas will also perform as a solo artist at the event.
The Strokes’ last live show came in November 2011 when they performed live at the Planeta Terror festival in Brazil. The group have not played in the US since September of the same year. They have not performed in the UK since they headlined Reading & Leeds Festivals in August 2011. The band were joined by Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker for a rendition of The Cars’ ‘Just What I Needed’ during their Reading performance.
The Strokes released their fifth album ‘Comedown Machine’ last year but didn’t tour or do any interviews. Speaking to NME recently, the band’s guitarist Albert Hammond Jr said: “There might be times when we’re not doing things but I don’t feel like we’ll ever stop,” he said. “We’ve come to the point where we’ve been together so long and been through so much that why announce anything besides what we’re doing? We’re just together.”