Posts Tagged ‘Julian Casablancas’

The Sleigher: Julian Casablancas’ “I Wish It Was Christmas Today”

HO HO WHO: The Strokes' formerly disheveled (stylishly) and now dapper (very stylishly) frontman covers "I Wish It Was Christmas Today," that bizarre, charming ditty from an SNL sketch featuring Horatio Sanz, Chris Kattan, Tracy Morgan, and Jimmy Fallon.
THE LOWER EAST SIDE RETRO ROCKER: Actual sleigh bells notwithstanding, Casablancas could've played "I Wish It Was [...]

Leakproof: LCD Soundsystem, Julian Casablancas, Slava, Big Boi

LCD Soundsystem: "Bye Bye Bayou" (Alan Vega cover)
LCD Soundsystem has made many homages to Suicide (the musical act, not the Swedish pastime), frequently appropriating the New York  duo's spooky sense of pulse. So, it's nice to hear James Murphy cover a tune from Suicide singer Alan Vega's 1980 solo debut. Murphy flattens out the original's [...]

Leak Proof: Julian Casablancas, Shafiq, White Rainbow, Thom Yorke

Julian Casablancas: “11th Dimension”
As frontman for The Strokes, Julian Casablancas rocked. Left to his own devices, however, he prefers to shake his coconuts. Garnished with blaring synths and thudding electronic drums, "11th Dimension"—from the singer's upcoming solo LP, Phrazes For The Young—is clubbier than a box of Larry Levan's underpants. But Casablancas sounds perfectly at [...]