Julian Casablancas Announces New ‘Tyranny’ Album With The Voidz

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 06.23.14 in News

Fresh off a few teaser videos and sporadic tour dates, Julian Casablancas has finally confirmed the details of his first album with the Voidz. Simply dubbed Tyranny, the effort is due out September 23 through Casablancas’s own Cult Records imprint and features guitarists Jeramy Gritter and Amir Yaghmai, keyboardist Jeff Kite, bassist Jake Bercovici and drummer Alex Carapetis. According to a press release, the record “incorporates world underground music from the ’70s and ’80s, hardcore/punk and modern harmony, using modern and analog recording and sampling techniques.” Which could either be good or godawful, depending on your disposition and willingness to revisit the Reagan era once again.

As for whether the album is as political as its title suggests, Casablancas explains, “Tyranny has come in many forms throughout history. Now, the good of business is put above anything else, as corporations have become the new ruling body. Most decisions seem to be made like ones of a medieval king: whatever makes profit while ignoring and repressing the truth about whatever suffering it may cause (like pop music, for that matter).”

Sounds like someone’s been listening to their Minor Threat records! Check out the album’s latest trailer below, along with its previous clips and the band’s upcoming tour dates…

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz tour dates:
8/14 Guadalajara, Mexico – Teatro Diana
8/16 Mexico City, Mexico – Ceremonia
8/23-24 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
10/16 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
10/17 Washington, DC – 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
10/28 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
10/30 Austin, TX – Emo’s
10/31 Houston, TX – House of Blues
11/6 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theatre
11/9 San Francisco, CA – Regency Center
11/11 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
11/13 Seattle, WA – Showbox