Nikolai Fraiture from the Strokes starts begins a new band, Summer Moon. Fraiture is in the band on bass and vocals. Also in the group is Tennessee Thomas, the drummer of The Like, and Erika Spring from Au Revoir Simone, and guitarist Lewis Lazar.
The band already have a website and although there is no music yet, the band made their live debut at a birthday party for Thomas in Brooklyn, New York. The Examiner reports that their music is “harder than the melodic pop of both Strokes and Like, with Tennessee Thomas giving it jet propulsion.”
Fraiture worked with Au Revoir Simone for a cover of “Fade Into You” by Mazzy Star in June of last year. Everyone said the collaboration was a one-off and that it was unlikely to record more together in the future.
The Strokes, on the other hand, were announced to headline for Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. Also on the list are Pixies, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Tame Impala and James Blake.
The Strokes also confirmed that they were a headlining act at the Primavera festival in Spain in May.