Casablancas: Catchier than the Strokes?


Fridays in November confirmed for L.A. residency.


By Blurt Staff

The solo debut album from Julian
Casablancas, Phrazes for the
, will be released November
3 on Cult Records/RCA (Rough Trade in the U.K.). In
support of the release, Casablancas will perform a special series of shows
every Friday night in November in Los

Casablancas wrote and orchestrated every musical detail on the album from
poly-rhythmic drum beats to harmonizing guitar solos. Highlights include the
first single, “11th Dimension,” already getting critical huzzahs along the line
of “catchier than the Strokes,” which is… interesting!


The record was written and recorded over the last 18 months with studio work
completed in Los Angeles, New
York City and Nebraska.
The project was produced by Jason Lader with additional production by Mike

Track listing:

1.      “Out of the Blue”
2.      “Left & Right in the Dark”
3.      “11th Dimension”
4.      “4 Chords of the Apocalypse”
5.      “Ludlow
6.      “River
of Brakelights”
7.      “Glass”
8.      “Tourist”  

Album trailer, interviews, news, etc.:

A stream of “11th Dimension” can be heard at his MySpace page:



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