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September 02, 2014
Julian Casablancas and The Voidz ‘Human Sadness’ lyrics

These come from the email Cult Records sent announcing Human Sadness.

Human Sadness lyrics

Beyond all ideas of right and wrong there is a field, I will be meeting you there -Rumi

Put money in my hand
And I will do the things you want me to

Vanity… overriding wisdom,
Usually common sense.

Should I delete it,
You said you’d read it
You promised you would never ruin it with sequels,

I wake for you…on and on

Beyond all ideas of right and wrong there is a field,
I will be meeting you there.

The moon’s a skull, I think it’s grinning
The room is full of people now I think it’s spinning

Wanted you… didn’t ask for nothing…wait for you… on and on

And I don’t need your tie, I don’t need to, tired of saying it.
We don’t need more talk, don’t empty out your canteen on the desert floor.
Ahhh, it’s all my fault

Never wanna spell it out,
I just want to say that it is all my fault,
I could never spit it out,
I don’t wanna fix your tie…

Never want to say we’re sad,
Thankful that we got some chance,
I know you won’t get back your time,
I wish that you could take it back…

Beyond all ideas of right and wrong there is a field,
I will be meeting you there.

He wanted it more than me, I suppose
I was in a rush to wait in a line.
Now I hear echoes of my old self,
This is not the way to be.
All at once,
I lost my way…

Is it not true, the things that we did?
Come here at once and look what they did
Come here shut down and tune in tonite,
Learn the words that they teach you without you realizing it
Come here sit down and watch some tv

Mine all mine / wait your turn
Cross my cross / slice his hand
Not your son / not your friend / not your enemy

I rely on the little things to get me by,
Conscience says “I’m ok”,
You don’t hear what they say.
“He’s not my son, search his home”
Off to war,
It’s time to go hide inside

Soft skin,
Weak chin,
Just walk me thru it, tell me what to do I’ll do

Hurry hurry, that’s my baby
Ohh, do what you can.

All the time – he waits for me.
And now we talk from time to time,

Hits you on the head when nobody’s there,
Then he says “Come here could you fix my tie?”

It’s never gonna be,
To be is not the way to be.

Show me where to go don’t get angry so quickly,
Fuck depression…

Beyond all ideas of right and wrong there is a field,
I will be meeting you there

Understanding is more important than love,
If not money will always trump justice

All is lost,
I’ll find my way…
So I say,
To be is not to be.
To be is not the way to be.

September 02, 2014
Julian Casablancas and the Voidz unleash new song ‘Human Sadness’ and correct ‘Tyranny’ tracklist

This is an unexpected treat to wake up a first official listen to one of the new tracks of the upcoming Tyranny album by Julian Casablancas and The Voidz, if  you pre-ordered the digital album then Cult Records would have sent you a link to Human Sadness already otherwise you can buy it of their site. 

JC and The Voidz Human Sadness Artwork

Also the tracklist for the record posted on their Facebook last week is indeed fake, Julian really does like trolling people. Here is the correct one:

01. Take Me in Your Army

02. Crunch Punch

03. M.utually A.ssured D.estruction

04. Human Sadness

05. Where No Eagles Fly

06. Father Electricity

07. Johan Von Bronx

08. Business Dog

09. Xerox

10. Dare I Care

11. Nintendo Blood

12. Off to War…

You can also pre-order the album on various formats like cassette (!!) at the store as well.

August 30, 2014
Julian Casablancas and The Voidz ‘Tyranny’ track list revealed (updated)

Even though the digital release for Julian Casablancas second solo record is due on 23 September 2014 there has been a distinct lack of real news about the record. Well now the track listing has been announced and whilst I never judge a song by its title these are pretty far out and quite frankly hilarious names for songs. It seems like a lot of the titles for the tracks Julian has been playing live these last couple of months have changed:

01. Commandant Lassard
02. Rawk Hawks
03. You Tube Comments
04. Ego
05. Batman, 10 Batmans Ago
06. Pony-tail Blues
07. Fingerless Pants
08. I’m The Best
09. Witch Balls
10. Lonely Male Hunters
11. Glory Hole Foods
12. Doc Acula
13. Gag Tears

I may these could be fake titles for Julian has been known to troll fans before but usually via Twitter rather than his actual official page. I guess time will tell.

My personal favourite has to be ‘Batman, 10 Batmans Ago‘ lets hope it is a moving tribute to the many Batmans we have seen grace our screens over the past few decades.

Also new artwork by the talented Sam Adoquei. Don’t forget you can pre-order Tyranny at the Cult Records store

JC and The Voidz Tyranny Artwork

 

Updated 02 September 2014: The tracklisting was indeed fake despite being on their official Facebook, the real tracklist can be found here

August 25, 2014
The Strokes play headlining show at FYF Fest (24 August 2014)

The Strokes played their fourth show of the year at FYF Fest last night after both Albert and Julian played solo sets on Saturday.

Setlist

01 Barely Legal
02 Welcome To Japan
03 Automatic Stop
04 Machu Pichu
05 Reptilia
06 Razorblade
07 Killing Lies
08 One Way Trigger
09 Under Control
10 Heart In A Cage
11 Hard To Explain
12 12:51
13 Someday
14 The End has No End
15 You Only Live Once
16 Last Nite
17 NYC Cops

Gallery update

Live at FYF Fest (24 August 2014)

Videos

Machu Pichu at FYF Fest

The End Has No End at FYF Fest

August 24, 2014
Julian Casablancas and Albert Hammond, Jr play solo shows at FYF Fest (23 August 2014)

Yesterday which also happened to be Julian Casablancas 36 birthday saw both Julian and Albert play solo sets at the FYF Festival in LA. The Strokes play a headlining set tonight (24 August)

Gallery Update

 

Julian Casablancas Live At FYF Fest (23 August 2014)

Albert Hammond, Jr Live At FYF Fest (23 August 2014)

August 24, 2014
The Strokes play The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas (20 August 2014)

The Strokes (with Albert playing a solo set as support) played The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on Wednesday night (20 August) with quite an interesting set (no Last Nite or Take It Or Leave It and instead ending with Reptilia. Oh and Killing Lies made a rare live appearance. Tap Out was on the setlist but wasn’t played.

01. Barely Legal
02. Welcome To Japan
03. Killing Lies
04. One Way Trigger
05. Automatic Stop
06. The End Has No End
07. Razorblade
08. Machu Pichu
09. Under Control
10. 12:51
12. You Only Live Once
13. Heart In A Cage
14. Someday
15. Hard To Explain
16. NYC Cops
17. Happy Ending
18. Reptilia

Some great photos can be found over at The Line of Best Fit

You can watch the full concert courtesy of Entity Bureau over at YouTube, the video itself isn’t amazing but the audio is pretty good

June 23, 2014
The Strokes to play Las Vegas show, August 20 2014

Just before they play the FYF Festival The Strokes have announced a show at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on August 20 2014.  Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 24 June at 10am Pacific time.

June 23, 2014
Julian Casablancas announces new album Tyranny and October tour dates

What a pleasant surprise today as Julian Casablancas & The Voidz announced details of ‘Tyranny‘ which is out on 23 September 2014.

A digital download can be pre-order over at the Cult Records store

There is also a new behind the scenes video of the album

Tour Dates

Julian Casablancas and The Voidz get back on the road in October, with the promise of more dates to come.

  • Philadelphia, PA – Oct 16 – Electric Factory – Buy Tickets
  • Washington DC – Oct 17 – 9:30 Club – Buy Tickets
  • Charlottesville, VA – Oct 18 – Jefferson Theatre – Buy Tickets
  • Chattanooga, TN – Oct 20 – Track 29 – Buy Tickets
  • Nashville, TN – Oct 21 – Marathon Music Works – Buy Tickets
  • Atlanta, GA – Oct 22 – Masquerade
  • Birmingham, AL – Oct 28 – Iron City – Buy Tickets
  • Austin, TX – Oct 30 – Emo’s – Buy Tickets
  • Houston, TX – Oct 31 – House of Blues – Buy Tickets
  • Los Angeles, CA – Nov 6 – Wiltern Theatre – Buy Tickets
  • San Francisco, CA – Nov 9 – Regency Center – Buy Tickets
  • Portland, OR – Nov 11 – Crystal Ballroom – Buy Tickets
  • Seattle, WA – Nov 13 – Showbox – Buy Tickets
June 08, 2014
The Strokes play Governors Ball Festival, 7 June 2014

After The Strokes tremendous comeback show at the Capitol Theatre last Saturday the band took to the stage at the Governors Ball Festival (which has been trying to book the band for the last few years now) and played another great set judging from the tweets fans posted after the show.  It was the same setlist as last week but what a setlist that is

Setlist

01. Barely Legal
02. Welcome To Japan
03. Automatic Stop
04. Machu Pichu
05. Reptilia
06. Razorblade
07. Take It Or Leave It
08. One Way Trigger
09 Under Control
10. Heart In A Cage
11. Hard To Explain
12. 12:51
13. Someday
14. Happy Ending
15. The End Has No End
16. YOLO
17. Last Night
18. NYCC (Encore)

Gallery Update

Live at Governors Ball Festival (07 June 2014)

Live - The Strokes - 2014 - Governors Ball

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Videos

Hard To Explain Live at Governors Ball (07 June 2014)

One Way Trigger Live at Governors Ball (07 June 2014)

 

June 07, 2014
Julian Casablancas And The Voidz play Governors Ball Festival, 6 June 2014

Julian Casablancas played his first set at Governors Ball early Friday evening.  The set was fairly short and there were no songs from Phrases For The Young played which is a shame but he did perform Instant Crush the song he collaborated with Daft Punk on. On stage Julian said that his new record will be out in September.

Setlist via Twitter

01 2 Chord
02 Instant Crush
03 Dare I Care
04 Biz Dog
05 Ego
06 M.A.D.
07 Father Electricity
08 Where No Eagles Fly

Gallery Update

Live at Governors Ball Festival (06 June 2014)

Live - JC Solo - 2014 - Governors Ball