This week, two new songs have been released by Julian Casablancas with his secondary band, The Voidz, and if it wasn’t apparent before with their first album, Tyranny, it’s time to come to terms with the fact that The Strokes are dead, and along with it, their sound. It is possible he is attempting to blaze a new trail once more. He almost single-handedly started a movement in the early 2000’s with The Strokes, it’s quite possible he’s attempting to do it once again in a complete opposite direction.The Voidz aren’t a tangent, they’re an about-face.It’s like desperately wanting some honey because you know how good it tastes and instead getting lemon juice; different flavors and sensations, yet both are good in their own right.One thing I know for sure is that I’m on board.All hail, in Julian I trust.
I really wanted to come out of the gates swinging with the first post for 2018 but it looks like we’ll be swinging in a more mellow fashion. First off I’ve been seeing this album art pop up on my feed from Burger Records for months now and it catches my eye every time. There’s just something about a naughty nun smoking cigs on a beach that just peaks my interest. So I was pleasantly surprised when I hit play and what popped off was a warm and sexy night time, honey shaker of an album. Smooth synths and flexible drums settle in quickly making this the perfect album to arrive home from a long day of work, pour a drink and kick the feet up to. IYLYWL – Toro Y Moi, Kyle Craft, Belle & Sebastian,Dirty Fences. – Apache Slomo