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Julian Plenti @ Guggenheim Museum, NYC 9/25/09

Paul Banks has been having plenti of fun masquerading around under the name Julian, releasing a debut LP at just around the same time (again) as that other smart-dressing NYC contemporary with the same first name. For his part InterPaul’s been prolific of late — a stop at Fallon’s, a video with Emily Haines, some… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 28, 2009 - 12:48 pm

Julian Plenti Makes TV Debut On Fallon

The “Games For Days” Paul Banks delivered to Jimmy Fallon didn’t include any kinky Emily Haines revenge fantasies, but it did come with a prominently featured bearded (and gum chewing) drummer and at least one bad teenage mustache. Also of note: The Julian Plenti Is… Skyscraper single’s coiled post-punk thing sounds a bit more muscular… More »

By: brandon / August 10, 2009 - 9:22 am

New Julian Plenti Video (Feat. Emily Haines) – “Games For Days”

Interpol frontman Paul Banks’ Julian Plenti Is… Skyscraper came out a couple of days ago. In the official Javier Aguilera-directed video for his post-punk “Games For Days,” Banks plays two characters. The dark Paul teams up with Metric’s Emily Haines — the two get cozy, whip out the handcuffs, and trash a hotel room together… More »

By: brandon / August 6, 2009 - 1:45 pm

Stream Julian Plenti Is… Skyscraper

Interpol frontman Paul Banks is set to release a solo debut which thus far has sounded conspicuously like an Interpol album (surprise). See if that plays out over its duration with a free album stream at Rhapsody. Album’s out 8/4 via Matador. More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 30, 2009 - 10:39 am

New Julian Plenti – “Games For Days”

Following “Fun That We Have,” another free track from Interpol frontman Paul Banks’s solo debut. It’s more of an explosive post-punk track than the stuttering electro-rock of that previous single, and so a little closer to the sound of his day job than the “Fun” that he has.

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By: Amrit Singh / July 21, 2009 - 1:49 pm

New Julian Plenti – “Fun That We Have”

We told you Interpol frontman Paul Banks grew a questionable bad teenage mustache (Carlos D envy?) and recorded a solo album as Julian Plenti. The reportedly “cocky” and “sexy” collection, titled Julian Plenti Is… Skyscraper is out this August via Matador. And hey, the dark, stuttering, and texturally ambitious electro-rocking lead track “Fun That We… More »

By: brandon / May 15, 2009 - 11:31 am

Interpol Singer Goes Solo As Julian Plenti

Paul Banks has taken solo songs, old and new, into the studio for a solo album. Allegedly they are “cocky” and “sexy.” Hear mini-snippets at, get more details at Billboard, enjoy his mustache at Matablog. It’s due 8/4. More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 5, 2009 - 2:35 pm