The Strokes' Julian Casablancas is not a fan of 'Meet Me in the Bathroom' | the Edge
The Strokes' frontman Julian Casablancas takes issue with the book, as it does not feature any sort of comments from his wife, Juliet Joslin. Julian Casablancas is getting married! He dropped the bomb at the Strokes' big New York homecoming gig in Central Park on May 19th. Julian Casablancas: 'Does my mind just go blank? When I turn up to meet Julian Casablancas, he is having his picture taken in a bar that's not yet a bar. Young, is coming out, and his wife, Juliet, is five months pregnant.
He discussed his new influences by saying "I would've gone weirder with the music, but I wanted to be smart. I didn't want people to say, 'Okay, this is his weird abstract thing,' and dismiss the album. I worked too hard on it for that to happen I wanted to be crazy original and bridge the gap between traditional music and modern music. Along with Casablancas as lead vocalist, the band consists of Jeramy "Beardo" Gritter and Amir Yaghmai on guitar, Jacob "Jake" Bercovici on bass as well as synthesizerAlex Carapetis on drums and percussion, and Jeff Kite on keyboard.
Through Carapetis, Casablancas met Gritter and Bercovici.
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Bercovici, having played music with Yaghmai for several of years, then connected him to Casablancas, forming what is now known as The Voidz. In June Casablancas announced he would be releasing the debut album, Tyranny. The album would be released on his own label, Cult Records  and coincided with his move to Upstate New York.
Casablancas also provided bass guitar and backing vocals on Albert Hammond, Jr. He also appeared in the th Digital Short, which aired on May 12, Casablancas also collaborated with Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse on the song "Little Girl" on the album, Dark Night of the Soulcontributing the lyrics, lead and backing vocals, and guitar solo.
The electronica duo initiated a collaboration with Casablancas through his manager, and Casablancas contributed 'a second recording with him on guitar' via email. The label subsequently signed a partnership agreement with Kobalt Label Services inwhich includes representation and product management, physical distribution across multiple territories, digital distribution through AWALmarketing and sync licensing services.
Far away, like the forest, or a beach.
Although they released Room on Fire in and First Impressions of Earth intheir critical momentum was slipping and they have been on a sabbatical ever since.
Casablancas is reluctant to dwell on the reasons why, though he does concede that "a lot of things" have been involved. Meanwhile, Casablancas can do his own thing on his own.
I ask him if he's a control freak. Not a control freak.
Julian Casablancas Says He's "Not Super Down" with 'Meet Me in the Bathroom'
I mean, I guess you could say I'm a bit of a perfectionist With the Strokes now it's If we can get to that point, I think the rest will fall into place.
It's going to be great, it's just: But we're working on it.
The title, incidentally, was inspired by a book by Oscar Wilde, though, in habitual undercutting mode, Casablancas claims only to have read two books from cover to cover — The Odyssey and Crime and Punishment. The first song he wrote for the album was Ludlow Street.
Casablancas doesn't drink at all now — sometimes, he jokes, "I'll order something cheesy and pretend it's for someone else — 'He'll have a virgin pina colada! When he gave up, he says, he had a hangover that lasted two years. I'm like a happy person. Everything feels like it's on the right track, where in the past it felt like a random track… I kind of lost control.
He married Julian's mother Jeanette Christiansen, a model and former Miss Denmarkthey moved from Paris to New York, and when Julian was six his father had a well-publicised affair with Stephanie Seymour, who was 16 at the time.
One might imagine that the younger Casablancas might seek to live in contrast to that, but now Casablancas, to his credit, won't be rude about his dad. He says they get on "great". He started drinking before he was a teenager, cadging tequilas at 9am, to the point where he was enrolled in an after-school programme that was a form of rehab.
He describes his upbringing as being "kind of like that movie, Kids". The greatest positive influence on his life has been his stepfather, Sam Adoquei, a classical painter who taught his mother and entered his life just in time to hand Casablancas a cassette of a Doors album.
In the hours that we spend together, he comes across as an ironic dreamer: I don't know, I want to invent random things.