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Julian Casablancas’ Band is Now Simply Called The Voidz; Announce New Album

posted by Oscar December 8, 2017

Julian Casablancas+The Voidz is no more, and the Cult Records outfit has been renamed The Voidz. The band is sharing the news via a cinematic clip directed by Warren Fu, which portrays the name-changing process “how it happened… true story.”

The band has previously premiered new music during live performances, including new song “Wink” on Brazilian TV.

Their new album will arrive in early 2018 via RCA and Casablancas’ label Cult Records.

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Video: Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Premiere New Song “Wink” on Brazilian TV’s ‘The Noite’

posted by Oscar October 19, 2017

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz have been touring South America this month and during a stop in Brazil, the group starred as musical guests on The Noite com Danilo Gentili.

For their appearance, JC and crew gave a live premiere to new song “Wink,” which they had originally debuted in secret Los Angeles show (Pitchfork). The band also played their awesomely-titled Tyranny track, “Nintendo Blood.”

Look above to see their beach-y new song and see below for “Nintendo Blood.” After that, you’ll also find them get interviewed in Portuguese. Continue Reading

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Video: Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Perform Cover of Milli Vanilli’s “Girl You Know It’s True”

posted by Oscar October 26, 2015

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz played Beach Goth Festival this past weekend and during their set the band performed an unlikely cover of Milli Vanilla’s “Girl You Know It’s True.” The fuzzed-out rendition actually sounded pretty dope with the live instrumentation, reviving the track from its dated 80s sound.

That wasn’t the only cover of the weekend for Mr. Casablancas, who also hit the stage with The Growlers to do a rendition of The Doors’ “People Are Strange.” See that one below. Continue Reading

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Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Cancel North American Fall Tour

posted by Oscar August 17, 2015

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz 2015 Tour Dates

Back in June this year Julian Casablancas announced that he and his band The Voidz would be hitting the road again for a Fall tour through North America. The band cited there were problems with their stage setup.

Read the band’s full statement below, and see the cancelled dates of The Immaculate Powerlords Tour after the jump.

“With great regret, we need to cancel our upcoming shows in North America.

We had set out to do something a bit different with these shows and create more of an experience that would be inspiring to our fans as well as to the band. In order to make this work we needed many pieces to fall into place that just didn’t.

Everyone will of course be given a full refund.

We are going to regroup and re-approach this in the way it was intended, and soon.

-humbleLords”

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Video: Julian Casablancas + The Voidz – “Human Sadness”

posted by Oscar May 27, 2015

Julian Casablancas has finally shared the visuals for “Human Sadness,” his track with his other band The Voidz. The 13 minute-long Tyranny song’s post-apocalyptic video was put together with directors Warren Fu and Nicholaus Goossen, and Jules himself says it was inspired by the Titanic’s eight-member orchestra, who are said to have played until their deaths.

Casablancas told Rolling Stone:

“It just seemed like a fitting concept… The world’s gonna end and you decide to play music. That’s basically what happened on the Titanic and in a weird, dark, ‘sad’ way – forgive me – it’s kind of like life: dark. But you can look at life as ‘managing denial.'”

Check out the video above.

Get Tyranny by Julian Casablancas + The Voidz for $3.87 via Cult Records: http://smarturl.it/tyrannyd2c
Also available on LP, CD, Cassette + USB Lighter

(Rolling Stone)

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Primavera Sound 2015 Lineup feat. The Strokes, The Black Keys, Run The Jewels

posted by Oscar January 21, 2015

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Primavera Sound 2015 made a big splash late last year with the announcement that The Strokes would be headlining the Barcelona festival. Today we get the full lineup and the roster is stacked with huge names across all sorts of genres. The bands that really stick out are The Black Keys, the recently reunited Sleater-Kinney, Patti Smith, and James Blake.

Also on the bill playing between May 25-31 are Belle and Sebastian, Alt-J, Tyler the Creator, Run the Jewels, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, Interpol, Mac DeMarco, Foxygen, and Albert Hammond Jr.

See the full list in the poster above or at the festival’s website; tickets available now.

(CoS)

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Video: Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Play on French TV

posted by Oscar December 11, 2014

After rocking the hell out of North America, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz have since made their across the Atlantic for their European tour and while there, they made a stop in France’ Le Grand Journal to play a couple of tunes. The small screen talk show would see the band perform  “Where No Eagles Fly” (above) and “Dare I Care” (below). Continue Reading

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Video: Dev Hynes Joins Julian Casablancas + The Voidz to Perform “You Only Live Once”

posted by Oscar November 27, 2014

Last night saw the return of Julian Casablancas’ return to his hometown of New York to perform at the Hammerstein Ballroom with new band The Voidz. The opener that night was Dev Hynes (AKA Blood Orange) and while that lineup was cool enough, things only got better during the JC and The Voidz’s set as they brought out Hynes to perform The Strokes’ “You Only Live Once” together.

The result was a thing of beauty with the song having a bit of a warmer twist after peeling off the signature guitar riff and only playing it sparsely, making way for Hynes’ vocals. The other thing that made this collaboration so dope was how Julian Casablancas incorporated lyrics from the demo version of this song, “I’ll Try Anything Once,” into the chorus, trading lines with Hynes as he sang the “YOLO” lyrics.

See that above.

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Recap: Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Live at The Vic

posted by Oscar November 19, 2014

 

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Last night, Nov. 18, 2014, Julian Casablancas and his new band The Voidz came to Chicago as part of their Tyranny Tour, in support of the new album that gave the tour its namesake.

The setting was the iconic Vic Theatre, with Shabazz Palaces and Cult Records reps Cerebral Ballzy as openers. Cerebral Ballzy kicked off the show with their modern Punk sound that feels like a punch right in the face from the very first riff strummed to the last thumping of their drums. Shabazz Palaces were next up, bringing to the venue their weird, experimental Electronic/R&B/Hip Hop hybrid music. The vibe at The Vic really changed with their appearance, as their mesh of digital sounds with live instrumentation was a drastic change to the mosh-quality music C. Ballzy plays. Nonetheless, seeing two guys juggle between digital and analog instruments while blending these different genres together was interesting to see, plus their better tunes weren’t half bad.

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When it was time for the main event, JC and The Voidz put on a show worthy of the 7-hour waits in line (as JC himself pointed out halfway through the show) that some fans endured to secure their spot in the front row. The set list was very much focused on the material by the new band, Casablancas performing with the kind of fury that first turned him into a Rock hero with The Strokes. Continue Reading

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Video: Stryker Interviews Julian Casablancas + THE VOIDZ for KROQ

posted by Oscar November 6, 2014

KROQ’s Stryker recently sat down with Julian Casablancas for an interview about his new project with The Voidz. The talk saw the Strokes lead singer opened up about debut album, Tyranny, as well as performing live, collaborating with Daft Punk on the song “Instant Crush,” haters online, and what he and the interviewer want to call “the best handshake ever.”

See that above.

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Video: Julian Casablancas + The Voidz – “Where No Eagles Fly” (Live on the ‘Tonight Show’)

posted by Oscar September 24, 2014

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The night of the release of Julian Casablancas’ new solo effort, Tyranny, he and The Voidz graced the Tonight Show stage to perform the single “Where No Eagles Fly.” Before the performance, Jimmy Fallon showed off the USB lighter version of the album, and later on he’d have his hand kissed by JC.

The performance itself stood out for a particularly furious vocal delivery from Casablancas, and I cannot leave out the fact that his stage antics closely resembled what a Hip Hop act would look like performing.

Check it out here. Get Tyranny here: http://bit.ly/jcvdz