Julian Casablancas announces release of the Voidz sophomore album
Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has announced The Voidz’ sophomore album, due next year via RCA and Casablancas own Cult Records. The unnamed album will likely experiment heavily with progressive styles and influences, as Casablancas recently lambasted fans that confine themselves to listening exclusively to indie rock. Such an evolution was already tangible on The Voidz first album Phrazes for the Young, which was released in 2009.
“If you’re interested in the evolution of music, then I’d say yes, definitely. If you want to listen to mainstream indie rock, maybe not,” Casablancas proclaims in an interview with Noisey. “I don’t understand some of those people from the old school who grew up loving The Strokes and are now criticizing this new exploration.”
“I just believe that as long as music moves forward, who cares if rock is no longer what it was?” continues Casablancas. The band have also released a peculiar new trailer teasing the forthcoming album. If rock and roll is indeed dead, Julian Casablancas may be planning to revitalize its lifeless corpse.
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