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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), for their first show since ’08, and their first as a quintet. The show featured bright lights, admired love, antics, and most excitingly some new tunes for the impatient, including… More »

By: 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 newsletter:
What a wonderful show last night! So good to be back. And what a warm welcome home. You guys are amazing. We’d like to share with you our clip for Light… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 22, 2010 - 8:18 pm

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 an amicable split with bassist and principal mustache Carlos Dengler, the band’s stepped up with his replacement: Dave Pajo, Slint hero and guitarist, and apparently the primary pinch hitter of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 4, 2010 - 5:24 pm

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 of bassist and lead vampire Carlos Dengler. Mr. D played on the record, but after its recording “informed the rest of us he would be leaving the band” to “pursue other… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 10, 2010 - 9:48 am

Interpol – “Lights”

Thanks Kasey for the tip. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 28, 2010 - 8:10 pm

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 offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

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.” Drummer Sam Fogarino also notes: “That big wash of reverb? It’s back … It’s there.” More good news for Interpol fans at Paste. More »

By: brandon / November 19, 2009 - 3:04 pm

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.

Julian Plenti – “Games ForMore »

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

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 men with their wardrobes probably care about more than you realize. In the time since, the dapper and moody NYC post-punkers got busy with various tangential pursuits: Sam on MagneticMore »

By: Amrit Singh / March 6, 2009 - 5:13 pm

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 starchy white shirt, and motor around the city in your convertible (in which you can’t stand to hear “Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend,” in fact, it makes you laugh… More »

By: brandon / September 25, 2008 - 12:03 pm

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 completed their debut LP A.M. in Athens, Georgia with the help of the Album Leaf’s Jimmy LaVelle, among others. In this week’s ‘Gum Drop we premiered the epic, downcast, fresh-from-the-studio… More »

By: brandon / September 17, 2008 - 10:52 am

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 recently completed their debut LP A.M. in Athens, GA with the help of the Album Leaf’s Jimmy LaVelle, among others. In this week’s ‘Gum Drop we’re premiering epic, downcast, fresh-from-the-studio… More »

By: 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 like “My Body Is A Cage” or HEALTH’s “Heaven,” and others are better left to the dustbin. Well, Aaron Koblin, a visual artist/Interpol fan, put together a tech-y video for… More »

By: brandon / May 6, 2008 - 5:08 pm

Tomorrow Is Record Store Day

When’s the last time you want to an actual record store? Like where you have to walk through a door and can’t just click “download”? Yes, we live inside a blog, but record stores are pretty great. Brandon worked at one (Cheap Thrills Records, New Brunswick, NJ) for a handful of years before the place… More »

By: brandon / April 18, 2008 - 4:16 pm