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Julian Casablancas of The Strokes has signed New York band The Virgins to his new label, Cult Records.
The band includes singer Donald Cumming, bassist Max Kamins, guitarist Xan Aird and drummer John Eatherly. They will be releasing their second album, Strike Gently, in March with Casablancas label, reports Contact Music.
"When I first saw The Virgins I was psyched there was such a rad new band from NYC. [Singer] Donald [Cumming] is such an awesome guy and it's great to meet someone who's such a true artist. I think they've made a classic record and we’re really excited they chose to work with us," Casablancas said, according to NME.
The Strokes are also working on their fifth studio album, the follow-up to 2011's Angles. Their guitarist, Albert Hammond Junior's, father spoke about the upcoming album.
"Albert says that the stuff they're doing is incredible. They're doing it themselves with their friend, engineer and producer. He just says 'Dad, it's incredible,'" Hammond Senior said.