Saturday, July 18, 2009

Julian Casablancas Strokes it Alone

As The Strokes are on hiatus one week, back in the studio the next. It is so hard to keep track with their side endeavours. So to add to the growing number of side projects, Strokes singer Julian Casablancas is set to release a solo record this fall. The album entitled Phrazes for the Young, was produced by Jason Lader, who has previously worked with Jay-Z and Coldplay. Casablancas is set to tour with this record also come the fall, thus most likely pushing new Strokes sessions back...again.

While Casablancas readies his work, here is a breakdown of what some of the other members of his legendary New York band have done / been up to.

Albert Hammond Jr. (guitar) - Two solo albums and produced rising New York band The Postelles.

Nikolai Fraiture (bass) - One solo record with the band Nickel Eye.

Fabrizio Moretti (drums) - Playing with the band Little Joy