Julian Casablancas+The Voidz to Release Anticipated Debut Titled TYRANNY, 9/23
Julian Casablancas+The Voidz will release their anticipated debut titledTyranny this September 23 on Casablancas' own Cult Records. A digital pre-order priced at $3.87 is available now on www.cultrecords.com along with a third and final video teaser installment comprised of music and live tour footage.
Written and recorded over the past year, the album features Casablancas and Voidz band members Jeramy Gritter and Amir Yaghmai (Salt & Pepper) - guitar, Jeff Kite - keyboards, Jake Bercovici - bass, Alex Carapetis - drums and was produced by Shawn Everett.
The album incorporates world underground music from the 70s and 80s,hardcore/punk and modern harmony, using modern and analog recordingand sampling techniques. Of the album's title Casablancas says, "Tyrannyhas come in many forms throughout history. Now, the good of business isput above anything else, as corporations have become the new rulingbody. Most decisions seem to be made like ones of a medieval king:whatever makes profit while ignoring and repressing the truth aboutwhatever suffering it may cause (like pop music, for that matter)."
Julian Casablancas+The Voidz will begin their first ever "American tour to melt peoples' faces off" as Casablancas describes, here in the U.S. onThursday, October 16 in Philadelphia, PA. Other cities include Seattle, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. More dates to be announced soon, see below for tour routing.
Tickets will be available beginning Friday, June 27th. More info and ticket links can be found on www.cultrecords.com.
FULL TOUR SCHEDULE
October 16/Philadelphia, PA/Electric Factory
October 17/Washington DC/9:30 Club
October 18/Charlottesville, VA/Jefferson Theatre
October 20/Chattanooga, TN/Track 29
October 21/Nashville, TN/Marathon Music Works
October 22/Atlanta, GA/Masquerade
October 28/Birmingham, AL/Iron City
October 30/Austin, TX/Emo's
October 31/Houston, TX/House of Blues
November 6/Los Angeles, CA/Wiltern Theatre
November 9/San Francisco, CA/Regency Center
November 11/Portland, OR/Crystal Ballroom
November 13/Seattle, WA/Showbox
Photo Credit: Colin Lane