The Strokes put New York City (and shaggy hair) back on the rock-n-roll map nearly 10 years ago. To this day, their album, Is This It, continues to get rave reviews; Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and NME all had it in their top-ten lists of the decade's best albums. But the group has struggled to recapture the magic of its debut.
Now, frontman Julian Casablancas is striking out on his own. He recently released a solo album Phrazes for the Young. He's set to play Terminal Five tomorrow and Friday (without lasers and other fancy effects that were part of his widely panned show in LA.)
Casablancas joined Soundcheck to talk about his latest project and what the future holds for the long-awaited return of the Strokes. Hint: it may be sooner than you think.
Watch the video for (a few) details. (He wasn't exactly a chatty Cathy.)