Three years ago, Interpol frontman Paul Banks released his first-ever solo album under his Julian Plenti alter-ego. Earlier this year, it looked like that alter-ego was on its way back, as Banks released the Julian Plenti Lives… EP. But instead, Banks just announced his first solo album under his own name. It’s called Banks, and he recorded it with Interpol producer Peter Katis. Below, download the very Interpol-sounding first single “The Base.”
Banks is out 10/23 on Matador.