This one kind of caught me off guard. Julian Casablancas of The Strokes is set to release a solo album. The band is currently recording for their upcoming album and the other members have released music and toured under their various side projects (Little Joy, Nickel Eye, Albert Hammond Jr) but the frontman had been kinda M.I.A till now. Entitled Phrazes for the Young, it's coming out on it's own label Cult Records with assistance from the both the bands UK and US labels. Track titles include "River of Brake Lights","Glass" and "Ludlow Street."
[Rough Trade Records]
The accompanying video is an album preview. Although no vocals I have to say it does make me very curious to see what it's all about. He also plans to tour in support of it!