The first track from Julian Casablancas' new project — Tyranny with The Voidz — is now available for your listening pleasure.
"Human Sadness" is an 11-minute trek through a sonic landscape that offers plenty of Strokes-ready soundbites. This comes as no surprise, given that Casablancas writes much of his primary band's music, but The Voidz help him explore a soundscape that calls to mind Sufjan Stevens' The Age Of Adz.
As Stereogum puts it: "The guy who made his name writing brilliant compact ditties built from carefully assembled moving parts is now letting it all hang out, for one song at least."
Here's the track in full...
Tyranny is due for a Sept. 23 release. In addition to standard physical and digital formats, the album will be available for pre-order on cassette and as a cigarette lighter (which is actually a USB drive in a lighter sleeve), Consequence of Sound points out.
Check out the tracklist:
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
10. Dare I Care
11. Nintendo Blood
12. Off To War...
Several tour dates are already posted, with "more to come." Check 'em out here:
09/19: Monterrey, MEX @ Hellow Festival
10/16: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/17: Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
10/18: Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre
10/20: Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
10/21: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
10/22: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/25: Tampa, FL @ Coral Skies Fest
10/26: West Palm, FL @ Coral Skies Fest
10/28: Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
10/30: Austin, TX @ Emo's
10/31: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
11/01: Dallas, TX @ Chive Fest
11/05: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
11/06: Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre
11/09: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center
11/11: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
11/12: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
11/13: Seattle, WA @ Showbox
11/17: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/18: Chicago, IL @ The Vic
11/19: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11/21: Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
11/22: Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
11/25: New York City, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
11/26: Boston, MA @ House of Blues