Posts tagged Julian Casablancas
[News] The Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr. Releasing New EP in September

The Strokes' guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. made an appearance on Har Mar Superstar's "Nocturnal Emotions" podcast this week, revealing some exciting news. While the show typically "features long conversations with musicians, actors, artists, and other people of interest focusing on embarrassing moments in their lives and careers," Hammond Jr. took the opportunity to announce a new EP. While it's yet to be titled, the EP will include five tracks and is set to release in September through bandmate Julian Casablancas' label Cult Records.

That's all the info we've got so far, but I for one am really looking forward to this. Hammond Jr.'s solo work has always been good, but he hasn't released anything since 2008's ¿Cómo te Llama?—below you can check out "GfC," my favorite track from that LP.

[Watch] Pearl Jam 20 Highlights Featuring: Julian Casablancas, Josh Homme & Chris Cornell

Pearl Jam played a show over the weekend to celebrate their staying together for 20 years. Not only were the big PJ headlining but the likes of Queens of the Stoneage, The Strokes, Mudhoney and Temple of the Dog made appearances (reformed). It seems like this was the show to be at over the weekend and the guys over at CoS have found some of the best bits for us to enjoy. And boy is there a lot of them. Chris Cornell came on stage to help perform a cover of Mother Love Bone, Julian Casablancas put his vox to good use on "Not For You. Next up, Josh Homme front man of QOTSA came on stage to help on "In The Moonlight" and then Liam Finn, The Swell Season’s Glen Hansard, and Mudhoney’s Dan Peters joined the band for “Who You Are”. All in all night one of the PJ20 festival was a complete success wouldn't you say!? 

As well as all of the above, Josh Homme helped Strokes put "New York City Cops" and then later Eddie Vedder joined QOTSA on stage for perform "Make It Wit Chu" and "Little Sister". So, without further ado, first video at the top is Temple of the Dog performing "Reach Down" with the rest of the footage labelled after the jump. 

Pearl Jam – "Stardog Champion" (Mother Love Bone cover Feat. Chris Cornell)

Pearl Jam – "Not For You" (Feat. Julian Casablancas)

Pearl Jam – "In The Moonlight" (Feat. Josh Homme)

The Strokes – "Juicebox" (Feat. Eddie Vedder)

The Strokes - "New York City Cops" (Feat. Josh Homme)

Queens of the Stone Age - "Make it Wit’ Chu" x "Little Sister" (Feat. Eddie Vedder)

[Listen] Digitalism - "Forrest Gump" Feat. Julian Casablancas (of The Strokes)

Oh what a lovely big Friday treat we have for you lucky people on this most favoured of weekdays. The weekend is about to begin and here we have a brand new track from Digitalism titled "Forrest Gump" for you to wrap your ears around. The track is set to feature on the bands new album, I Love You Dude, which is currently set for a June 20th release date via V2 Records and will follow up the band's awesome 2007 debut Idealism. Now, the track is a great listen straight off the bat with some nice bass lines and vox to match. 

Speaking of vocals, did I mention the track features Julian Casablancas of The Strokes too? He also helped write the track with Digitalism. So, what are you waiting for quit reading this, turn up your speakers and hit play now! We've previously got to listen to another track from the yet to be released album, which went by the name of "2 Hearts". Head on over here if you missed that almost a month ago to the day! 

It's still early and we have more treats in store for you as the day progresses. For now, this will do. Happy (loud) listening.

[Listen] Julian Casablancas - "Rave On" (Buddy Holly Cover)

We recently got a taste of the upcoming Rave on Buddy Holly tribute album with covers from The Black Keys and Modest Mouse, and today, we've got another preview courtesy of The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas. Casablancas covers the title track "Rave On," a song originally written the year before Buddy Holly's tragic death. Below you can stream Casablancas' version of the song.

Rave on Buddy Holly is due out June 28th via Fantasy Records/Concord Music Group.

Julian Casablancas - "Rave On"

Digitalism returns with brand new album 'I Love You, Dude'
It's been four years since German dance duo Digitalism graced the world of electronic music with their heart pumping debut album Idealism. Following the lead of other electronic bands (Justice says hello), the duo plans to release their follow up to 2007's Idealism with the 10-track I Love You, Dude, which is set for a June 20th release date. The album will include "Blitz,' the band's heavy, energetic track from last year, as well as a special treat for all of those Strokes fans. Julian Casablancas is set to appear on the album, lending his vocals to the track "Forrest Gump." Expect to hear more from the dance duo closer to release, and you can check out the album's tracklisting after the jump.
I Love You, Dude Tracklist:
01. Stratosphere
02. 2 Hearts
03. Circles
04. Blitz
05. Forrest Gump (feat. Julian Casablancas)
06. ReeperBahn
07. Antibiotics
08. Just Gazin
09. Miami Showdown
10. Encore
The Strokes Finally Done with New Album

"Still not going to be out for a few months-mixing, etc, but JUST finally finished it yesterday actually!?"

The making of the fourth studio album from the New York-based band The Strokes has been a bit of a disappointing road for fans. The album has been delayed multiple times and the lack of any new material being shown to the public has made fans (me included) pretty hopeless. But, when The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas tweeted earlier this morning, that hope shot back up. Strokes fans rejoice! As you can read above, their long awaited fourth album is finally done, all it needs is a few months to mix and perfect and we'll all be hearing what they've been working on. Keep your eyes peeled for more from The Strokes in the next few months!

[Sunday Pickup] The Strokes - Live at Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia (July 30 2010)

You guys up for a Sunday Pickup? Yeah, me too. Except i'm fiending for booze and grub. But for you folks we got an awesome recording from The Strokes live show at Festival Hall in Melbourne, Australia from back in July. Sadly, the band didn't perform any new tunes but they sound solid live since reuniting. So while I'm out in search for my preference, you guys enjoy the show below. ORDER UP!

The Strokes Live at Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia (July 30 2010) by Some Kind of Awesome

[Download] Julian Casablancas B-Side "Long Island Blues"

Although Record Store Day has come and gone, doesn't mean we still arent running across exclusives! Today we have a Julian Casablancas B-Side featured on his RSD single 11th Dimension titled "Long Island Blues". Even if its not RSD, record stores are open every week, show them some love all year round!

UPDATE (9/20/2012): Annnnddd apparently the site this was hosted on was forwarded into a porn site. whoopss.