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RZA & Interpol’s Paul Banks Are Working On An Album Together

Earlier this year, Interpol frontman Paul Banks released a mostly-instrumental rap mixtape called Everybody On My Dick Like They Supposed To Be. It was bad, and people laughed. But Paul Banks is not done with rap music. And it looks like he has a deeply inexplicable project coming up: A collaborative album with Wu-Tang Cla… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2013 - 9:31 am

Download Paul Banks Everybody On My Dick Like They Supposed To Be Mixtape

This Friday just keeps getting weirder. Case in point: Interpol frontman Paul Banks just released a new rap mixtape; it’s on DatPiff and everything. The tape, adorably, is called Everybody On My Dick Like They Supposed To Be, and it’s got appearances from El-P, Talib Kweli, and Odd Future’s Mike G. I don’t think Bank… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 25, 2013 - 5:05 pm

Hear Merry Indie X-Mas, Featuring Parodies Of Bon Iver, Beach House, xx, Das Racist, & More

When we posted the 10 Best Indie Christmas Songs we limited our list to yuletide jamz that actually exist. Animal New York took a different tack, imagining what holiday songs would sound like if they were covered by folks like Bon Iver, the xx, Wavves, Beach House, Das Racist, and others. (Adam Horne of BearMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2012 - 1:01 pm

Interpol – “Roland” (Demo)

Next month, Matador will release a 10th Anniversary Edition of Interpol’s classic Turn On The Bright Lights — an anniversary we celebrated as well — which will feature a deluxe package of LPs and CDs as well as a hardbound book. Today Matador’s giving away an MP3 of an early demo version of “Roland,” one… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 19, 2012 - 12:12 pm

Watch Paul Banks On Letterman

New York is, more or less, a terrifying underwater mess right now, but David Letterman still did his show as scheduled last night, and another New Yorker came through as his musical guest. Interpol frontman Paul Banks, who released his solo album Banks last week, performed a dour version of his song “Young Again,” with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 30, 2012 - 8:45 am

Stream Paul Banks Banks

Interpol frontman Paul Banks has, at least for now, ditched his Julian Plenti alter-ego, and now he’s releasing music under his very own name. Next week, he drops his album Banks, and we’ve already heard opener and first single “The Base.” As is increasingly becoming the custom, Banks is now letting us hear the whole… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 15, 2012 - 2:53 pm

Turn On The Bright Lights Turns 10

Turn On The Bright Lights is just one of those records for me. When it hit – ten years ago on Aug. 19 – I was at the age when hearing something you really liked mattered the most. I became sort of obsessed with it. The leadup of anticipation and ensuing payoff of seeing the… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 17, 2012 - 1:09 pm

Paul Banks – “The Base”

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 6, 2012 - 9:43 am

Paul Banks – “Summertime Is Coming”

Interpol’s Paul Banks has an EP out today called Julian Plenti Lives …, and in celebration of that he’s letting go of that release’s second track, a lush, multi-chambered rocker called “Summertime Is Coming.” Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 26, 2012 - 9:05 am

SALEM Remix Interpol

I like Salem. If we play the odds, though, chances are you probably don’t (unless you’re Juno). That said, it was a pretty interesting move for Interpol — a once hugely buzzing band on an undeniable critical/popular downturn — to ask the not necessarily beloved King Night crew to remix their “Try It On” for… More »

By: brandon / April 13, 2011 - 12:34 pm

Reading & Leeds Lineup 2011

If you’re a Muse or My Chemical Romance fan, I feel sorta bad for you, but today’s your lucky day: The bands are headlining this summer’s Reading & Leeds Festivals. The (not so) resurgent Strokes and Pulp are playing co-headline slots. The bills also include the National, Odd Future, UK sensations the Vaccines, Crystal Castles,… More »

By: brandon / March 22, 2011 - 10:07 am

David Pajo Quits Interpol

David Pajo is leaving Interpol, less than a year after joining the band as a touring member. The band announced the lineup change yesterday on their website. According to the post, which also includes a message from Pajo, his exit is completely amicable, and that he wants to stop touring as much to focus o… More »

By: jessica / February 28, 2011 - 3:17 pm

Interpol, School of Seven Bells @ RIMAC Arena, San Diego 2/2/11

Navigating their way down the coast of California, Interpol dropped down to San Diego bringing along School of Seven Bells for a mesmerizing light show and sheets of noise. Interpol will wrap up their tour in Boston before crossing the pond for some European dates and winding back to appear at Coachella. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / February 7, 2011 - 2:07 pm

Interpol @ Apogee’s Berkeley Street Studio, Santa Monica 9/6/10

Playing in a space the size of a living room, Interpol worked through an eight-song set along with an interview for KCRW prior to the release of their new album. The new members settled in well: David Pajo was more than proficient on the bass while Brandon Curtis added the background vocals on “NYC” while… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / September 10, 2010 - 3:32 pm

Interpol – “Barricade” Video

This video for Interpol’s second single “Barricade” shoves together arresting images (mirrors, projections on torsos, nighttime balloons, a lack of Carlos D), but it doesn’t take to analysis. More »

By: brandon / August 27, 2010 - 3:03 pm

Interpol – Interpol Premature Evaluation

Considering the details surrounding Interpol’s self-produced self-titled fourth album, their first since 2007’s Our Love To Admire, it’s safe to assume that in some way or another it was intended to be a return to their early form. They’ve went back to Matador. The artwork’s basic. They have no need for a fancy/eye-catching title: These… More »

By: Stereogum / August 20, 2010 - 5:14 pm

Interpol “Barricade” For Letterman

Last night Interpol did “Barricade” on Letterman, which was a good opportunity to check out new bassist Dave Pajo and the band’s new live keyboard player, Secret Machines’ Brandon Curtis. Both did well, though, Pajo’s a bit more low-key than Carlos D, in terms of dress and facial hair. Curtis sang the high notes o… More »

By: jessica / July 30, 2010 - 9:50 am

Interpol – “Memory Serves”

So far we’ve heard “Lights” and “Barricade” from Interpol’s upcoming self-titled fourth collection. The guys stay mopey and mid-tempo on “Memory Serves.” (Thanks for the tip, Kunal).

(Via The Hook)

Interpol is out in 9/7 via Matador. More »

By: brandon / July 28, 2010 - 12:58 pm

Interpol – “Barricade”

You’ve heard “Lights,” the first single from Interpol’s upcoming self-titled. The second single, “Barricade,” is available now on iTunes. If you liked “Lights” you’ll like “Barricade,” though I wish the vocals weren’t doubled tracked the way they are. Listen at One Thirty BPM and buy it on iTunes. (via P4K)

Interpol is out… More »

By: jessica / July 12, 2010 - 11:41 am

Vice & Intel’s Creator’s Project @ MILK Studios, NYC 6/26/10

For 12 hours on Saturday, Vice took over an eight-floor studio in Chelsea. It was Coachella in an art museum, basically. I’m not saying that because building and coding this photo gallery (of shots by Abbey Braden) took as long as one would from a day at a festival (though, it did). It’s for the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 28, 2010 - 12:06 pm