For everyone worried that Julian Casablancas' new album Phrazes for the Young would sound like a bunch of Strokes songs made without the actual Strokes, "River of Brakelights" is the first song we've heard that proves Jules (do people call him that?) might be up for a little experiment, especially if you consider proggy bass and weird time signatures experimental. Us? We would've liked to see what dude would do on a Merzbow steez but he's still young. After listening, make sure to check out former FADER editor and current GQ editor Will Welch's interview with Casablancas from their November issue.
October 20, 2009