Suffice it to say, he is out here doing what he’s doing because it makes him happy.

He kicks the ball my way. I kick it back. And then we all pile into two cars to go eat chili and talk about movies and vegetarianism and “The Piña Colada Song”—anything besides his own music or Casablancas himself.

At the end of the meal, I buy. By way of response, Casablancas leads the Voidz in a spirited and deeply embarrassing serenade of “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow.” (x)

It took me some time to find people who I am exactly on the same wavelength, humanly, musically. We feel strong, like a gang with The Voidz … The first time we cruised together in New York at 3 in the morning I looked at us and I thought, “Damn, I would not cross these guys -There at night in an alley” (laughs) … We take care of each other, we are brothers.
—  Casablancas discussed his close-knit relationship with his new outfit, Les Inrocks interview

Julian Casablancas + the Voidz “Tyranny” Album Review

Relentlessly aggressive, Tyranny grinds and drives through pummeling electro-punk rock, and album highlights “M.utually A.ssured D.estruction”, “Father Electricity” and “Business Dog” open up jerky, sonic mosh pits in the brain that will make it rather challenging to sit still, drive the speed limit or maintain general composure wherever one chooses to listen. The album rarely slows down, and but when it does, such as on the 10-minute centerpiece “Human Sadness”, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz keep things interesting by always changing course, layering sounds and subverting whatever it is you thought you might be hearing here. By breaking out of The Strokes mold and setting aside that band altogether, Casablancas seems to have forgotten what cool looks like when you’re fronting The Strokes and instead embodies an uninhibited weirdness that goes exactly where those of us who thought The Strokes were here to save music would inevitably go … on to make another great album.

See ‘Human Sadness’ video…

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