The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas has been previewing his sophomore solo album with a series of secret shows on his way to SXSW. While the gigs had already revealed some song titles (“2231″, “Dr. Acula”, and “Arabic”), we’d yet to actually hear any of the new material — until last night.The singer and his new backing band, The Voidz, appeared at Pensacola, Florida’s The Handlebar, where a fan had the sense of mind to film their performance of “Ego”. Check out our first sample of Casablancas’ follow-up to Phrazes For The Young below.
Update: The video has been pulled.
Still no word on a title or release date for the new LP, but we can probably expect those details soon enough.