Published Jul 14, 2009Well, the day has finally come: Julian Casablancas is stepping away from the Strokes for his solo joint. Dubbed Phrazes for the Young, the record is apparently well underway, with the New Yorker eyeing a fall release via Cult Records/RCA.
According to the Casablancas camp, the record features all new material written by the Stroke and was recorded in L.A., New York and Nebraska with Jason Lader and Bright Eyes' Mike Mogis on production. There's no official tracklisting yet but some song titles include "River of Brake Lights," "Glass" and "Ludlow St." Also, "a special series of U.S. dates" is to follow the album's release later in the year.
And while that's all there is so far to report on Casablancas' first solo outing, he has erected a new website for the album and just released a fancy new video as a bit of a preview (see below).
In related news, presumably the Strokes are still working on a new full-length.