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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was another strong week for music videos, and it hurt my heart to leave things like Ryan Hemsworth's "Too Long Here" and Majid Jordan's "Forever" off. Even with all the strong videos out this week, though, the list feels like something of a placeholder for whenever Björk gives us some dizzy new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 23, 2015

Interpol – “Everything Is Wrong” Video (Dir. Paul Banks)

Last year, Interpol frontman Paul Banks directed his band's boxing-focused video for "Twice As Hard," a song from their album El Pintor. He's now made another one, a black-and-white video for "Everything Is Wrong." The clip follows the three members of Interpol around New York as they get ready for a show. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2015

Vice Turns 20 Party Brings Insane Lineup Feat. Karen O, Lil Wayne, Stephen Malkmus, Pussy Riot, Jonah Hill & Spike Jonze, Jarvis Cocker, Many More To Brooklyn Tomorrow

Vice is throwing an invite-only party tomorrow night in Brooklyn to celebrate their 20th anniversary, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner -- who will be part of the house band along with Andrew Wyatt, Pauli PSM, and Jack Lawrence -- posted the lineup for the event on his Twitter account tonight. It's pretty… More »

By: James Rettig / December 4, 2014

Listen To Interpol’s Paul Banks On Comedy Bang! Bang! Podcast

Interpol just released their new album, El Pintor, which you can read our thoughts on here. Today, lead singer Paul Banks appears on the Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast with Scott Aukerman. They're joined by Horatio Sanz and Ben Schwartz, the latter of whom suggests making a pool-themed version of Interpol called Interpool. They have… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 29, 2014

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2014

Interpol – “Twice As Hard” Video (Dir. Paul Banks)

The latest video from Interpol's El Pintor is directed by frontman Paul Banks himself. Banks uses the slow, dramatic head-bob "Twice As Hard" to soundtrack scenes of real-life boxers training at a New York gym called Mendez Boxing. Like the song itself, the video takes an effective idea and repeats it ad infinitum. Watch… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 17, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2013

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

Paul Banks, The Neighbourhood, EFG @ Fonda Theatre, Hollywood 12/5/12

There has been a recent flurry of activity for Interpol fans, between the reissue of Turn On The Bright Lights and the new Paul Banks album Banks. While no Interpol songs were played, Banks led his band through a razor sharp sixteen song set that included songs from his prior moniker Julian Plenti. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / December 7, 2012

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,"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 30, 2012

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 15, 2012

Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A summer full of glorious music for him meant a summer full of unstifled groans from me. His taste in music back then -- folk, folk, and nothing but folk --… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / September 4, 2012

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

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

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

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