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The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas to release solo album – exclusive

The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas is to release a solo album.

The singer is currently finishing working on his first full record outside the band ahead, with a release pencilled for the autumn. A trailer for the album can be watched below.

The record, called ‘Phrazes For The Young’ was recorded in Los Angeles, Nebraska and Casablancas’ home city, New York.

The album was produced by Jason Lader, with additional production from Bright Eyes’ Mike Mogis.

Tracks slated for ‘Phrazes For The Young’, include ‘River Of Brake Lights’, ‘Glass’, and ‘Ludlow St’.

Casablancas – who issued the illustration pictured – is set to play a “specials series” of US dates, ahead of a solo tour later in 2009.

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Casablancas – who since the last album from The Strokes released ‘My Drive Thru’ with Santigold and Pharrell Williams and collaborated with Danger Mouse on the recent ‘Dark Night Of The Soul’ album – is the fourth Stroke to release an album not connected with the band.

He follows solo albums from Albert Hammond, Jr. and Nikolai Fraiture along with drummer Fab Moretti’s side project Little Joy.

Guitarist Nick Valensi, meanwhile, has undertaken a photography project
(via NME)