UPDATE: I did the wrong math. Richard Priest, who’s seen in this photo, wrote the following on his Twitter “yeah, kind of weird ppl thought that (Julian doing second record) from the tweet. He says signing new artists, which is what we did-we signed someone to Cult.”
I’m sorry for getting everybody’s hopes up and making the wrong assumption. I should have been less forward and waited until something was confirmed. In my opinion, I still expect Julian to do a second album, but apparently it’s not going to happen any time soon. I regret the error. UPDATED
Julian tweeted this photo today, along with “Cult office signing new artists…do the math”
The math, quite simply, is that Julian’s doing a second solo record.
You all know Julian, who’s on the left. In the middle, seated, is Warren Fu. Fu was the art director on Phrazes For The Young. He did all of its art, and directed the “11th Dimension” video. Standing to the right, with the pen in his hand, is Richard Priest. Priest was The Strokes’ tour manager for a while until he stepped down while they were promoting Angles. He was Julian’s manager during his time as a solo artist.
In this photo you have artist, art director and manager.
Also, the SXSW profile for Haim, the band which includes Sick Six member Danielle Haim, says “She (Danielle Haim) also toured with Julian Casablancas, and is helping him write material for his upcoming sophomore solo album.”
Who’s excited for Phrazes II?