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May 14, 2010 Lots of people tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold.
That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! …
March 25, 2010 That voice... that voice!
Julian Casablancas' finest instrument -- his dirty, rippling croon -- was in fine form Wednesday night at New York's Fillmore East, where the Strokes singer performed tracks off his SPIN-praised solo debut, Phrazes for the Young, like a hipster Sinatra in a black leather jacket and tight red pants. …
March 15, 2010 This weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live was a rock fan's delight.
Pearl Jam dropped by to play "Just Breathe" and "Unthought Known," both off their new album, Backspacer; Julian Casablancas appeared alongside Andy Samberg in the new digital short for "Boombox," their ode to the ghetto-blaster off Lonely Island's Incredibad album; and there was even a funny skit advertising a new rock fest: the Kickspit Underground Rock Festival, …
December 24, 2009 Dress the Strokes' singer in a neon suit, have him act out thinly-veiled tributes to Mad Max and Blade Runner, and throw a mountaintop pagoda and some random guys in 17th-century sailor garb for good measure, and you get the otherworldly new video for "11th Dimension," the lead single from Julian Casablancas' solo debut. Watch below.
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November 9, 2009 If this pop star thing doesn't work out, Julian Casablancas has a great future as a production designer.
The 31-year-old Strokes frontman unveiled his synth-pop side with a splash on Friday night, kicking off a four-week residency behind his solo album Phrazes for the Young with a performance at Los Angeles' Downtown Palace Theatre that was visually stunning, if a bit sonically oppressive.
The sliding murals behind Casablancas' seven- …
November 6, 2009 In the eight years since the Strokes instigated savior-speak with the gutter-glam classic Is This It, Manhattan has been nanny-stated into bland fashionability, the quintet's hipster status has gradually declined, and its rhythm guitarist, drummer, and bassist have all beaten singer Julian Casablancas to recording solo albums. …
November 1, 2009 For a guy who's personified unflappable cool for a decade, once and (perhaps?) future Stroke Julian Casablancas has plenty at stake with his solo debut. "The challenges I'm facing are real," he says. "I could fail miserably. …
September 18, 2009 Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has leaked "11th Dimension," the first full recording to be released from his solo album Phrazes for the Young, out Oct. 20. The track -- which you can hear below, or at his MySpace page -- is four minutes of unadulterated dancefloor pop that sound nothing the Strokes have ever committed to tape.
To be clear, that's not a bad thing at all. …
September 1, 2009 So, Julian Casablancas has finally decided to take after most of his fellow Strokes and go it alone. …
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