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On March 30, The Voidz (formerly Julian Casablancas+The Voidz) will release 'Virtue,' their first new album in nearly four years, on Cult Records/RCA Records. Today, the band has shared the video for album track "QYURRYUS." The VHS-tastic video marks Voidz frontman Julian Casablancas' directorial debut, and follows "Leave It In My Dreams," another song from 'Virtue,' which was revealed earlier this week and hailed by Rolling Stone as "infectious....balance[s] pop with deft forays into the surreal." The Voidz will perform on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
on January 30.
The album 'Virtue' is available for pre-order today.
The fifteen tracks on 'Virtue' herald the return of a reinvigorated Voidz, and contain group's most indelible work to date. Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Grammy-winner Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, The War On Drugs), the album shapeshifts into bold and exciting new forms from one song to the next.
'Virtue' is available for pre-order now.
"Our goal was to make a record that a wider audience would enjoy as much as we enjoyed the first album, 'Tyranny,'" says Casablancas. "Still a swirl of different styles, but I think this might the most eclectic record I've ever been a part of. There's a song on there for everyone."
Just before the New Year, The Voidz released an '80s Easter Egg-filled album trailer directed by Warren Fu (Daft Punk, The Weeknd).
The Voidz will appear at Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta in May and tour extensively in support of 'Virtue,' with more dates to be announced soon.
The Voidz' 2014 album 'Tyranny' was called "[Casablancas'] most adventurous work yet" by NPR and "the gnarliest work of his career" by Stereogum, with Rolling Stone hailing The Voidz as "a shredding art-punk squad."
1. Leave It In My Dreams
3. Pyramid of Bones
4. Permanent High School
6. One of the Ones
7. All Wordz Are Made Up
8. Horse To Water
10. My Friend The Walls
11. Pink Ocean
13. Lazy Boy
14. We're Where We Were
The Voidz are:
Guitar: Amir Yaghmai
Vocals: Julian Casablancas
Keys: Jeff Kite
Bass & Synthesizer: Jake Bercovici
Drums: Alex Carapetis