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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 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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 10, 2010

Interpol – “Lights”

Thanks Kasey for the tip. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 28, 2010

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 wi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009

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

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 28, 2009

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… More »

By: brandon / August 10, 2009

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… More »

By: brandon / August 6, 2009

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

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. More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 21, 2009

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… More »

By: brandon / May 15, 2009

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

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 6, 2009

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

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

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

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… More »

By: brandon / May 6, 2008

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

Various Artists’s 2007 Best Of Lists

A couple weeks ago we told you about David Byrne, Kim Gordon, and Marissa Nadler's year-end lists in Artforum. The list-giving season continues, so here are a slew of additional artists-on-artists top 10s. We've come to discover that artist lists are often more idiosyncratic and varied than the others sorts of lists we've bee… More »

By: Stereogum / December 6, 2007

New Interpol Video – “No I In Threesome”

Packed with more mirrors than a canceled Britney/Criss Angel collaboration, Interpol's video for "No I In Threesome"'s a plaster crashing voyage into some old bearded taxidermist Santa guy's chilly abode. (Yup, that's just what we think about when "threesome" pops up in conversation.) Actually, the melancholic decor's dead-on (candelabra, dark woodwork, Carlo looking more and… More »

By: Stereogum / September 17, 2007

The ‘Gum Drop Giveaway #2

Here's hoping this week's 'Gum Drop helped stave off those post-long-weekend hangovers everybody's nursing. In case you didn't get around to opening it this AM (or if maybe your spam filter hates the word "drop"), sift through the inbox and grab that darkly danceable Xiu Xiu remix MP3. Jamie Stewart says it's about hi… More »

By: Stereogum / September 5, 2007