Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018

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Each December, in an effort to celebrate outstanding achievements and commemorate The Year That Was, the pop culture media industrial complex foists lots of lists upon the world. We here at Stereogum are party to that deluge; we shared our collective conclusions about 2018’s best albums a week ago and have been More »

Watch Beck & Julian Casablancas Cover “Don’t You Want Me”

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BeckLast night, two of the greats teamed up. Beck is out on tour right now behind last year’s Colors, and for some of the dates, his opening act is Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas’ other band the Voidz. Last night, Beck and the Voidz played at Lincoln, Nebraska’s Pinewood Bowl. And during Beck’s set, … More »

The 50 Best Albums Of 2018 So Far

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Have you ever talked to your parents about what it was like to live through the late ’60s? National leaders were gunned down right and left. Entire generations were asserting themselves loudly. War was erupting, and nobody seemed quite certain why. People were walking on the moon. Hippie cults were chopping people up. A few … More »

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 »

The Voidz – “Pyramid Of Bones” Video

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Oh hey sorry, I got sidetracked and totally spaced on ya the other day. I never finished that thing I was saying about this new Voidz album, Virtue. Where were we again? Did I get to the part about the Queer Eye reboot and “Fab Five” food dude Antoni and how he included the … 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 – “ALieNNatioN”

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The Voidz are really saturating the market over here, aren’t they? They just shared Virtue track “Pyramid Of Bones,” which is some art-rock-via-Sabbath shit (“nananananananana white man’s LIES” wtf), and concurrently, they drop a different Virtue track, “ALieNNatioN.” These two songs do not sound like products of the same band, which I suspect is … 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 »