Instant Crush video, end of year polls and Julian Casablancas tour dates

Artwork Collaboration Daft Punk RAMInstant Crush video by Daft Punk featuring Julian Casablancas

Instant Crush is such a beautiful song and whilst it might not seem like a natural choice for a single Daft Punk released it last month and today have released the video featuring Julian.

End of Year Polls

It is that time of year again when the music press rank their favourite records and also fans get a chance to vote. So far The Strokes and Albert have been featured in the following lists:

+ Comedown Machine is number 47 in Q Magazine’s Top 50 Albums of 2013

+ NME ranked Comedown Machine number 41 in their list, you can read the brief blurb & Albert’s favourite tracks from the record here

+ Albert’s track St Justice is number 66 in Rolling Stone songs of the year

+ Vote for Comedown Machine in the NPR album of the year poll 

+ Vote for One Way Trigger in Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record of the Year poll

Julian Solo Tour Dates

Julian is going on the road next spring most likely in support of a new record (hopefully more details about this exciting prospect will emerge soon!)

The first batch of dates announced focus on South America

29-30 March 2014Lollapalooza Chile, Santiago, Chile

01-02 April 2014 – Lollapalooza Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina  

03-04 April 2014 – Estereo Picnic, Bogota, Colombia  

05-06 April 2014 – Lollapalooza Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil  

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I’m going to post a round-up of Albert interviews later on tonight.