Julian Casablancas is understandably quite busy these days with his solo project the Voidz, but it won't prevent him from working with The Strokes again in the near future. In fact, the outlook appears positive about new material from the group, as he indicated to Stereogum in an interview published today. “I think that was kind of all old issues we ever had seemed to be resolved, and the vibe, the mood just seems right now," he said of the period following the band's headline gig at FYF Festival this summer. "So I think that yeah, we’ll be doing stuff. At this point I have a bunch of engagements and I’ll probably be busy for the next year, developing and touring with the Voidz. But there’s room for both in my world—and the world, whatever.” He also commented on rumors that a negative vibe within the band contributed to the lack of touring for their last album for RCA, Comedown Machine: “I mean, it was a couple of reasons...I think we needed to be in the right space. Just going through the motions is what I think happens to so many bands...The last two Strokes records were good—we learned, I think, how to work together as a band in some ways.” Meanwhile, Casablancas and the Voidz are readying the September 23rd release of their new album Tyranny—whose tracks "Human Sadness" and "Where No Eagles Fly" were recently unveiled—along with their upcoming tour that starts this Friday in Mexico.
September 18, 2014