The Strokes' Nikolai Fraiture Starts New Band Summer Moon
Published Jan 20, 2015The Strokes have laid relatively low since releasing their last LP Comedown Machine in 2013, though they are slated for a couple of festival shows this summer. Frontman Julian Casablancas has been focusing on his new band the Voidz, while guitarist Nick Valensi has been chipping in on Kate Pierson's latest solo work.
Well, now bassist Nikolai Fraiture has also found a new project to fill his Strokes-free time. He's just announced a new band by the name of Summer Moon.
The lineup features Fraiture out front on bass and vocals, while drummer Tennessee Thomas (the Like), keyboardist Erika Spring (Au Revoir Simone) and guitarist Lewis Lazar back him up.
The band made their live debut at a recent birthday party for Thomas in Brooklyn, NY. A report from the Examiner [via NME] described the band's sound as "harder than the melodic pop of both Strokes and Like, with Tennessee Thomas giving it jet propulsion."
Summer Moon have yet to share any recorded music, but we'll keep our eyes peeled to their new website for any upcoming album and tour announcements.
Last year, Fraiture and Au Revoir Simone recorded a cover of Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You." Give it a listen below.