Julian Fernando Casablancas is an American rock singer and songwriter born on August 23, 1978. He’s most well-known for being the lead vocalist and songwriter of indie rock band The Strokes. He’s also the founder of Cult Records, an independent record label. After forming The Strokes in 1998, they released their first EP, The Modern Age, in 2011. This EP gained instant and major attention from record labels and indie rock fans. Later that year, their iconic album Is This It, was released. With plenty of hype from their EP, The Strokes started a world tour as the album was released across various countries. Is This It went on to go platinum in several countries and is considered one of the best albums of the 2000s. The band went on to release the following albums: Room on Fire (2003), First Impressions of Earth (2005), Angles (2011), Comedown Machine (2013), and The New Abnormal (2020). Casablancas also released a solo album in 2009 called Phrazes for the Young. In 2013 he lead the experimental rock band The Voidz and released two albums: Tyrany (2014) and Virtue (2018).