Julian Casablancas+The Voidz

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Julian Casablancas+The Voidz
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Julian Casablancas+The Voidz performing in 2014
Background information
Also known as The Voidz
Genres Experimental rock, noise rock, psychedelic rock, neo-psychedelia
Years active 2013 (2013)–present
Labels Cult Records
Associated acts The Strokes
Website juliancasablancas.com
Members Julian Casablancas
Alex Carapetis
Jeff Kite
Jacob "Jake" Bercovici
Jeramy "Beardo" Gritter
Amir Yaghmai

Julian Casablancas and the Voidz (stylised as Julian Casablancas+The Voidz and occasionally JCVZ), or simply The Voidz or Voidz, are an American rock band formed 2013 as a project of Julian Casablancas of The Strokes. The band consists of Casablancas (lead vocals) as well as Jeramy "Beardo" Gritter (guitar), Amir Yaghmai (guitar), Jacob "Jake" Bercovici (bass guitar, synthesizers), Alex Carapetis (drums, percussion), Jeff Kite (keys) and Shawn Everett (production).[1][2]

Formation and history

Jeff Kite, Alex Carapetis and Jake Bercovici had all worked with Casablancas previously. Kite and Carapetis appeared as part of the Sick Six live band (which also featured Danielle Haim), that backed Casablancas when touring his first solo album, Phrazes for the Young. Kite and Carapetis, along with Bercovici, also worked on "I Like the Night", a song Casablancas recorded as part of an advertising campaign he fronted for the French fashion label, Azzaro. Casablancas enjoyed working with the band, and chose to collaborate with other musicians, in a similar format to the Sick Six, when recording his next album. Casablancas, Carapetis, Bercovici and Kite, along with mutual friends Jeramy Gritter and Amir Yaghmai formed the Voidz and began writing music together.[1][3]

The band signed to Casablancas' record label, Cult, and following an appearance at SXSW Festival, began touring the world throughout 2014 and 2015, playing a combination of festivals and headline shows, the former of which included the Lollapallooza festivals in Chile, Brazil, and Argentina, as well as Coachella, Festival Estéreo Picnic in Colombia, Governor's Ball in New York and Primavera Sound in Barcelona.[4] The band's debut album, Tyranny, was released on September 23, 2014.[5] The band's live sets generally consist of a mix between Casablancas' earlier solo songs, covers of Strokes songs written solely by Casablancas, Casablancas' collaborations with other artists (such as Daft Punk's Instant Crush and Sparklehorse & Danger Mouse's Little Girl) as well as their own original material from Tyranny.

Band members

Discography

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gibsone, Harriet (2014-03-26). "Julian Casablancas shares details of his new album with band the Voidz | Music". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2014-05-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. ""Can I VHS you?" - Julian Casablancas+The Voidz interview". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-05-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. ""Can I VHS you?" - Julian Casablancas+The Voidz interview". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-05-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Julian Casablancas+The Voidz". Juliancasablancas.com. Retrieved 2014-05-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Nick Murray (June 23, 2014). "Julian Casablancas and the Voidz Plan New Album 'Tyranny'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-12-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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