Mac DeMarco produces new song from Julian Casablancas’ Voidz
Voidz, the band fronted by Strokes singer Julian Casablancas, have shared their new single ‘The Eternal Tao’.
The band, who also announced a string of summer tour dates off the back of their most recent album Virtue, teamed up with Mac DeMarco who has produced the new material alongside Kirin J Callinan.
“One weekend in April we somehow ended up Mac’s house in Silver Lake, and he and Kirin recorded two songs we’d been working on,” Voidz bass player Jacob “Jake” Bercovici said in a statement. “Mac has really dialed his rig and his signal chain is incredibly tasteful. It was interesting to hear ourselves in a foreign sonic atmosphere, because we didn’t bring any of our own gear.
“Also the songs weren’t really fleshed out at all, and it was great to have their insights and energy injected into the process of finishing them. They’re a dream team to be the studio with. Basically a lot of time fucking around, hunting for tones and vibes that felt cool, sanding down the stones into something more well kempt.”
Bercovici added: “We wound up doing a few takes of each song, and then everyone had to leave town the next day. Then we sent it off to the great Ben Baptie to mix and master. Initially, ‘The Eternal Tao’ was born out of some chord and melody ideas Julian brought to the band a few months ago, and everyone put their own input and flavour spins on it and it became its own twisted LSD tinged Nigerian Disneyland of sorts.”