Julian Casablancas And The Voidz Tyranny on LP
Tyranny is Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas' sophomore solo album following 2009's Phrazes for the Young. Credited to Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, the group is rounded out by Jeramy "Beardo" Gritter (guitar), Amir Yaghmai (guitar), Jacob "Jake" Bercovici (bass/synthesizers), Alex Carapetis (drums/percussion) and Jeff Kite (keyboards). Produced by Shawn Everett, the wide-ranging 12-song set is preceded by the singles "Human Sadness" and "Where No Eagles Fly."
Casablancas explains the album's title: "Tyranny has come in many forms throughout history. Now, the good of business is to 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)."
"A far cry from the bite-size chronicles of effortless New York cool that Casablancas made his name on, the Strokes frontman’s latest collection of songs finds him grappling with big, serious, universal subjects such as morality, selfishness, public ignorance, and the myriad ways twenty-first century democracy is broken. The real departure, though, is the sound of the thing: Casablancas and his band chose to address those topics in the context of the most abstract, experimental music of his career." - Chris DeVille, Stereogum
Julian Casablancas And The Voidz Tyranny Track Listing:
1. Take Me in Your Army
2. Crunch Punch
3. M.utually A.ssured D.estruction
4. Human Sadness
5. Where No Eagles Fly
6. Father Electricity
7. Johan Von Bronx
8. Business Dog
10. Dare I Care
11. Nintendo Blood
12. Off to War...