The Voidz – “The Eternal Tao”

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The-Voidz-The-Eternal-TaoRight now, Julian Casablancas seems to be on a mission with his band the Voidz. He is working as hard as he can to get as weird as he can — and to make sure that nobody will ever confuse the music of the Voidz with that of his other band, the Strokes. Last year, … More »

The Voidz – “Permanent High School” Video

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The-Voidz-Permanent-High-SchoolLast year, the Voidz, Julian Casablancas’ non-Strokes band, came out with their Virtue album. Right around that same time — more than a year ago now — the Voidz came out with their video for the Virtue single “Pyramid Of Bones.” A while ago the band shot a video for “Permanent … More »

Julian Casablancas Explains Why Streaming Services Are A Total Ripoff

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Three things about Julian Casablancas: The man never writes shitty songs, he never rocks bad fits, and he never gives bad interviews. These are incontrovertible truths. I’m personally not sure why the guy ever talks to anybody in the media anymore, because he usually doesn’t seem super-thrilled with the results, but I’m eternally … More »

The Voidz Share Previously Unreleased Recording Of “I Wish It Was Christmas Today”

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Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas from the Voidz! The band has shared a previously unreleased recording of “I Wish It Was Christmas Today.” The song originated on Saturday Night Live in December of 2000, and it’s since become a kinda-sorta holiday standard. Julian Casablancas already covered it in 2009, which didn’t stop him … More »

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 »