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If I Were a Boy…I'd be Julian Casablancas (for a day).

Band of my life: Love The Strokes

Band of my life: Love The Strokes

Yesterday I was streaming The Strokes, my favourite band in the universe.  Even though they don’t have many albums under their belt and they aren’t selling out stadiums, I love them in a crazytown kind of way.  If I’m feeling blue I just crank up the indie rock and all my sorrows melt away.  The album of my life is Room on Fire which I listen to on repeat.  Every song is killer.  I saw them a few years ago at Ricoh Coliseum and they had even the most jaded of hipsters get up and dance.  Julian came on stage in a white leather fringe jacket and skinny pants.  Love it.  The story of The Strokes is kind of funny – they are trustfund rockers (of course) and met in private school growing up in New York.  Do you die?

Jules ain't afraid of no ghosts.

Jules ain't afraid of no ghosts.

Although I enjoy all of the band members, my personal fave is lead singer and songwriter Julian Casablancas.  Fun facts:  Jules to his friends (don’t you love this nickname?) is the son of John Casablancas, the modelling agency founder of Elite and a Danish model/former Miss Denmark, Jeannette Christensen.  It figures that he formed a band because models date rockstars.  Full circle.  Anyhoo, Julian sing-speaks with a raspy, sleepy druggie, kind of Leonard Cohen/Lou Reed drawl.  He is releasing his solo debut on October 20th, 2009 called Phrazes for the Young.

Here are some of my top picks:

  • Someday – The Strokes
  • Whatever Happened – The Strokes
  • Reptilia – The Strokes
  • Between Love & Hate – The Strokes
  • Modern Girls – The Strokes f. Regina Spektor
  • Walk on the Wild Side (Lou Reed cover) – The Strokes
  • You Only Live Once – The Strokes
  • My Drive Thru – Santogold f. Pharell & Julian
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