11th Dimension (song)

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"11th Dimension"
Single by Julian Casablancas
from the album Phrazes for the Young
B-side "Long Island Blues"
Released October 2, 2009
Format Digital download, 7"
Genre New wave, synthpop, progressive rock
Length 4:03
Label Rough Trade (UK)
Cult Records via RCA (US & Europe)
Writer(s) J. Casablancas
Producer(s) Jason Lader
Julian Casablancas singles chronology
"11th Dimension"
(2009)
I Wish It Was Christmas Today
(2009)
Vinyl Single
Phrazes for the Young track listing
"Left & Right in the Dark"
(2)
"11th Dimension"
(3)
"4 Chords of the Apocalypse"
(4)

"11th Dimension" is a song by Julian Casablancas and is the lead single from his debut album Phrazes for the Young. It was first performed live on the talk show The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien on October 27, 2009. Pitchfork Media awarded the track as "Best New Track" and rated "11th Dimension" the 66th best song of 2009, calling it "the strongest [Julian's] sounded since Room on Fire. It's a blast of retro-futuristic synths, steam-rolling guitar licks, and slicing, dicing hi-hat, and the busy pulse of the production cuts through the detachment and manages to convey a sense of fun, as if he's finally enjoying the creative experience".[1][2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "11th Dimension" premiered on Babelgum on December 23, 2009. The video was directed by long time Strokes collaborator Warren Fu, and was loosely inspired by Bruce Lee's Game Of Death.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "11th Dimension"   4:03
7" Record Store Day Limited Edition
No. Title Length
1. "11th Dimension (Live from Electric Lady Studios for WRXP, New York)"   5:15
2. "Long Island Blues"   5:40

Personnel[edit]

Studio version
  • Julian Casablancas - vocals, all instruments, songwriting
  • Jason Lader - all instruments, production
  • Blake Mills - guitar
  • Lenny Castro - shaker
Live performances
  • Julian Casablancas - vocals
  • JP Bowersock - guitar
  • Alex Carapetis - drums
  • Danielle Haim - percussion, backing vocals
  • Jeff Kite - keyboards
  • Nelson London - keyboards, guitar
  • Blake Mills - guitar

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009-2010) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 13
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[4] 25
Denmark Airplay (Tracklisten)[5] 13
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[6] 48
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[7] 22
US Hot Singles Sales (Billboard)[8] 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aaron Leitko(1 October 2009).Julian Casablancas: "11th Dimension" Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  2. ^ Stephen M. Deusner (14 December 2009). "Pitchfork's top 100 songs of 2009". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Julian Casablancas – 11th Dimension" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Julian Casablancas – 11th Dimension" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  5. ^ "{{{artist}}} – {{{song}}} Hitlisten.nu" (in Danish). Tracklisten. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  6. ^ "Julian Casablancas Album & Song Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  7. ^ "Archive Chart: 2009-11-14" UK Indie Chart. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  8. ^ Hot Singles Sales : May 08, 2010. Billboard biz. Retrieved February 28, 2014.