Over the summer, Julian Casablancas and his solo band the Voidz has been revealing new tracks—including the epic-length “Human Sadness” and “Where No Eagles Fly”—from their upcoming record Tyranny, due out on September 23rd. Now the band has finally shared its new record in full as Tyranny has been made available a stream that premiered today on Rolling Stone. Asked in a recent interview with Stereogum about Tyranny’s sound and theme, the singer for The Strokes answered: “I’ve been wanting to do weirder, darker, more aggressive stuff for years. There was kind of a fork in the road, and I foolishly decided to go with what I thought people wanted more. I don’t know, when I was finishing up Phrazes, I went with what I though everyone would like. I forgot my main rule: If I, in my heart, think it’s cool, that’s probably what people will like the most. Instead of trying to please everyone, in which case you just kind of please no one.” Judge Casablancas’ new effort for yourself by streaming Tyranny below. In the meantime, he and the band will begin the North American dates of their tour starting on October 16th in Philadelphia.
September 19, 2014