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First Details of Karen O’s Solo Album, ‘Crush Songs,’ Revealed

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ front woman Karen O’s solo album, Crush Songs, will be released on September 9, 2014 on Cult Records.

This is Karen’s O’s first solo album, although she has previously recorded and released solo material including the Oscar-nominated “The Moon Song.”

The album was recorded in 2006 and 2007 and is described in a press release as “an intimate collection of lo-fi bedroom recordings in the vein of Karen’s Oscar-nominated “The Moon Song.”

“The Moon Song”:

Here’s what Karen O says about the album:

Cult Records is The Strokes’ frontman Julian Casablancas’ label.

The album can be pre-ordered here. A vinyl version will include “personal drawings” by Karen O and handwritten lyrics.

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Listen: The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas Debuts Song from Documentary

Earlier today Consequence Of Sound featured the song “Human Sadness” by Simon Taufique and featuring The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, and reported that the song was from the film “See’s Lost Control”

I posted this:

“See’s Lost Control” follows a woman in New York City named Ronah, according to Consequence of Sound.

“[She] teaches men how to be intimate and make love,” Marquardt told Consequence of Sound. “Intimacy is one of the hardest things to learn in life and it is becoming increasingly challenging in our modern, technologically-driven society. Ultimately, ‘She’s Lost Control’ is a story about compassion and reaching out to other human beings.”

The film will have its North American debut at South by Southwest in March.

Now it turns out that “Human Sadness” is actually from a documentary that Casablancas and Taufique worked on in 2013, and is not in “She’s Lost Control.”.

On Facebook Taufique wrote me: “Actually, the song referenced in the article is one that Julian and I worked on together for a documentary last year, not SLC.”

Taufique tells me the documentary is called “Unseen Beauty,” and “it’s a doc about Julian’s stepfather, the painter, Sam Adoquei.”

Check out the song:

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Watch: The Strokes Singer Signs Cerebral Ballzy To His Cult Records Label

The Strokes singer Julian Casablancas has signed New York’s Cerebral Ballzy to his Cult Records label and will release the group’s second album, Jaded & Faded, next year.

The group has a Ramones-style punk-pop sound, as you can hear if you check out the video posted above. The black and white video is a tribute of sorts to the New York of the Velvet Underground’s mid-’60s, as well as French New Wave cinema and Edie Sedgwick.

Listen to “Better In Leather:

For more head to NME.