Interpol and The Strokes are two sexy bands from New York City who blew up in the early 2000’s, with both of their leading men putting out solo albums this year…and putting me in a musical ménage à trois!!! Lately I’ve been on a Julian² listening binge.
Julian Casablancas of The Strokes has a new single called “11th Dimension” that I have had on OCD repeat for the past couple of weeks, probably driving everyone around me cray, but I don’t give an F because my ladyboner runs so deep for Jules… all the way back to them early Strokes days! His new album, Phrazes for the Young drops October 20 and although it’s too early to say if I will be obsessed with it.. WHOMIKIDDING. I will probably be all over it like soy sauce on rice. I haven’t been excited for an album coming out like this in a long time. His voice always turns me on. GAWTDAMN. At first, “11th Dimension” sounded like a total departure from The Strokes with it’s dancey, 80’s-synth sound, but then I heard the familiar Strokes guitar riff element, immediately taking me back to age 21 when I looked like Velma from Scooby Doo. OH JULES. Marty McFlying me to both 1987 AND 2002 in a span of three minutes!
Let me pour you a glass…
Julian Casablancas – “11th Dimension”
Also on repeat is the new Julian Plenti is… Skyscraper album, which is Paul Banks of Interpol’s solo proj/Sasha Fierce-esque alter ego. Even though it’s not too different from the usual Interpol sound, it’s a really solid album. Did you know Interpol won best soundtrack in the Makeout Awards of 2008? He’s got a good set of horn-inducing pipes on him too.
Would you care to try a taste of this one too?
Julian Plenti – “Only If You Run”
Now if only there were a third Julian whipping up some tunes so the three of them could do a Tony! Toni! Toné! type of thang. Lennon is all I can think of but that doesn’t work. OH WELL.
Hope you enjoy!