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Mainstream American rock music, as you might recall, was in rough shape in the late ’90s. The Alt-Nation era had run out of road for the most part, giving way to legions of awful post-grunge and nu-metal bands soundtracking extreme energy-drink commercials and extreme-sports video games. These were dark times. This was at a time… More »

Before I get into this week’s picks, allow me to point out that Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea made a video for a song called “Booty.” Hype Williams directed it. It is exactly what you expect it to be. It came out a few years ago, and it has five million views already. At thi… More »

Football season is pretty awkward this year. There’s a widespread unease about watching our modern gladiators destroy each other when so many of them have been accused of battering women and children lately — that is, if the whole concussion thing didn’t already have you feeling vaguely queasy about otherwise amazing moments like this. A… More »

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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…
Amrit Singh | June 28, 2010 - 12:06 pm
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Interpol – “Summer Well” & “Success” (Live)

The Water Street Music Hall in Rochester, NY hosted Interpol 2.0, now with less D but much more Dave Pajo and Brandon Curtis (Secret Machines),…
Amrit Singh | June 23, 2010 - 12:13 pm

Interpol – “Lights” Video

With Dave Pajo in place of the amicably split Carlos D, Interpol launched their LP4 tour in Rochester yestederday. Via the interpolnyc.com newsletter: What…
Scott Lapatine | June 22, 2010 - 8:18 pm
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Interpol Self-Titles Album, Adds Dave Pajo

An update to Interpol's site confirms that the band's forthcoming, fourth record will be the self-produced self-titled affair Interpol. And not so long after announcing
Amrit Singh | June 4, 2010 - 5:24 pm
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Carlos D Leaves Interpol

Over the weekend, Interpol posted a note to their website announcing the completion of two things: 1) their forthcoming, "heavy record," and 2) the tenure…
Amrit Singh | May 10, 2010 - 9:48 am
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Interpol – “Lights”

Thanks Kasey for the tip.
Scott Lapatine | April 28, 2010 - 8:10 pm
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The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we'rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No…
Amrit Singh | November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm
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Interpol LP4 Coming Early 2010

Looks like the guys weren’t so happy with 2007’s Our Love to Admire and, as a result, “the new record falls back towards the first.”…
brandon | November 19, 2009 - 3:04 pm
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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)…
Amrit Singh | September 28, 2009 - 12:48 pm
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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…
brandon | August 10, 2009 - 9:22 am
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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
brandon | August 6, 2009 - 1:45 pm
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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…
Amrit Singh | July 30, 2009 - 10:39 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | July 21, 2009 - 1:49 pm
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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…
brandon | May 15, 2009 - 11:31 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | May 5, 2009 - 2:35 pm
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Interpol Check In From The Studio

Not everyone admired Our Love, but the album did grow Interpol's fanbase while finally getting them on the Armani payroll. These are two things that…
Amrit Singh | March 6, 2009 - 5:13 pm
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Interpol, Josh Hartnett Show Off Their “Slow Hands” For Armani

The economy's fucked, but if you're Josh Hartnett, used to sleep with ScarJo, and currently wake up in a noirish urban condo, own a very…
brandon | September 25, 2008 - 12:03 pm
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The ‘Gum Drop LV: Hear New Magnetic Morning (Interpol + Swervedriver), Win A Fender Guitar

Magnetic Morning's the project of Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino and Swervedriver frontman Adam Franklin. The duo previously put out a self-titled six-song EP and recently…
brandon | September 17, 2008 - 10:52 am
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Magnetic Morning – “At A Crossroads, Passive”

Magnetic Morning is the project of Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino and Swervedriver frontman Adam Franklin. The duo’s previously put out a self-titled six-song EP and…
brandon | September 16, 2008 - 8:53 am

New Interpol Video – “Rest My Chemistry” (Unofficial, But Endorsed!)

We've all seen unofficial music videos -- clips that folks who dig a band make because ... they dig a band. Some work out great…
brandon | May 6, 2008 - 5:08 pm
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