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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 »

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 been investigating… More »

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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'…
Tom Breihan | January 23, 2015 - 2:25 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2015 - 10:35 am

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…
James Rettig | December 4, 2014 - 8:57 pm

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
Miles Bowe | September 29, 2014 - 12:34 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | September 17, 2014 - 9:51 am

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,…
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…
Tom Breihan | January 25, 2013 - 5:05 pm

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 Bank…
Andrew Youssef | December 7, 2012 - 10:01 am

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…
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…
Tom Breihan | October 15, 2012 - 2:53 pm

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…
Aaron Lariviere | September 4, 2012 - 4:52 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…
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…
Corban Goble | June 26, 2012 - 9:05 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
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…
Amrit Singh | July 30, 2009 - 10:39 am