The Voidz – “Coul As A Ghoul”

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Is it possible that the Voidz could’ve made a song too weird for their new album? Yesterday, I would’ve answered that question with an emphatic no. The whole point of the Strokes leader Julian Casablancas’ current band seems to be that they’re equipped to translate all of Casablancas’ weirdest impulses into actual music. During the … More »

Stream The Voidz Virtue

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We’ve been hearing about the new Voidz album Virtue for a while now, and there’s been no shortage of previews of just what kind of madman journey Julian Casablancas is preparing to take us on this time. It started with the whiplash one-two of “Leave It In My Dreams” (which was one of our … More »

On Virtue, Julian Casablancas Scorches The Strokes’ Legacy And Leaps Into The Voidz

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Back in January, over the course of less than 24 hours and with zero advance notice, the Voidz dropped a pair of new songs. On Tuesday the 23rd, it was “Leave It In My Dreams,” and on Wednesday the 24th, it was “QYURRYUS.” It was their first new music in more than three years, and … More »

Watch Julian Casablancas’ Uncomfortable Interview, Voidz Performance On James Corden

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The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has a long history of saying goofily inscrutable things in interviews. But what happens when he meets an interviewer who’s even goofier than him, and in some profoundly different ways? Last night, we got a chance to look at that when Casablancas was on James Corden’s Late Late Show, … More »

The Voidz – “Pyramid Of Bones”

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Can you feel it? Can you feel the world shifting? Can you see that the planets are realigning, that we are reaching the point where Ariel Pink is as popular as Ed Sheeran? No? Well, then Julian Casablancas still has plenty of work left to do. But he and his newly renamed band the … More »

Nostalgia Salesmen Jack White & Julian Casablancas Attempt To Outrun The Past

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I was a churchgoing Goody Two-Shoes with a straight-A report card until my senior year of high school, when the Strokes and White Stripes turned me into an authority-spurning criminal. More »

Julian Casablancas: “I Strive To Build A World Where… Ariel Pink Is As Popular As Ed Sheeran”

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David Marchese, a guy I used to work with at the Village Voice, has quickly become probably the best interviewer we’ve got working. In long published conversations in New York magazine, Marchese has recently gotten fascinating, wild quotes from esteemed figures like Quincy Jones and Erykah Badu. Today, Marchese’s got aMore »

The Voidz – “All Wordz Are Made Up” Video

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No lie, I wake up every day wondering when Julian Casablancas is gonna drop a new single from his upcoming Voidz album, Virtue. Part of this is idle curiosity, part is paranoia: I’ve heard the whole record, and now, I just want excuses to write about it. And I know that if he doesn’t … More »

The Voidz – “Pointlessness”

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Ready for another weird new Voidz song? Julian Casablancas and the gang have got you covered with “Pointlessness,” our latest advance track from the upcoming Virtue. This new one, which follows the fairly straightforward and Strokesy “Leave It In My Dreams” and the wild electronic excursion “QYURRYUS,” is a doozy. Without taking any … More »

The Voidz – “Leave It In My Dreams”

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Last month, the Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas announced that he’d changed the name of his side project Julian Casablancas + The Voidz to just plain old the Voidz. He also announced that the band would follow up their 2014 debut Tyranny with a new album this year. The band has been playingMore »