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Interpol Announce New Album And Tour

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Interpol fans who worried about the band’s hiatus and the exit of bassist Carlos D can now breathe a sigh of relief—the hand has announced their fifth studio album, along with a summer tour.

News Roundup: Nicki Minaj Responds To President Obama, Bonnaroo 2013 Dates...

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This week, everyone was worried about one thing – Nicki Minaj's supposed endorsement for Mitt Romney. President Obama was even talking about it. But the lady rapper has since cleared it up for us (now the world is at peace). Also, the dates for the 2013 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival have been announced. And Interpol's Paul Banks has announced a solo tour. All that and...

Interpol's Paul Banks Calls Departed Bassist 'A Genius' (And 'An A--hole')

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Despite a split in the 2010 that appeared to be halfway amicable, Interpol frontman Paul Banks recently had some choice words about Interpol’s former bassist, Carlos D, who left the band last year after ten years together because “he really, really didn’t like the bass… touring’s a bitch — he didn’t like it.”  On one hand, Banks maintains that...

Brandon Flowers, Interpol, Pearl Jam: New Music Roundup

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Summer's just around the corner and there's a ton of new music coming our way to accompany those road trips. Brandon Flowers of The Killers has gone solo for now. Interpol has come back from their hiatus and even after some drama that shook them up, they're definitely back with a tour and some new tracks. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder has...

Interpol Music Video: Lights

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Interpol is making a dramatic comeback after their three-year hiatus. Everything from their dark new song, "Lights," to Carlos D quitting the band as bassist to having canceled tour dates because of Bono's back surgery. It's been shaky to say the least. However, they're back to say that they've just mapped out a massive North American tour with new bassist, David Pajo. To get...

Interpol Finds New Bassist, Gives Upcoming Album A Name

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Interpol stayed off our radars for a while but then they released the new epic song, "Lights," and we were so happy to be talking about them again. However, the road alongside the NYC band has been incredibly bumpy since there was just a shed a light with that pleasant news. Bassist, Carlos D, quit the band and well over half of their tour dates have been canceled because U2's...

Bono's Bad Back Means No North American Tour for Interpol

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Who would have thought that one bad back would throw everything askew? Bono's back is causing some major trouble for the super-sexy NYC band Interpol. A few days ago, we told you guys that U2 was forced to cancel their Glastonbury gig, plus their 16-date U.S. tour due to Bono's recent emergency surgery. Consequence of Sound tells that Interpol, being U2's support throughout the tour, has also...

Interpol Bassist Carlos D Quits The Band

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Morose hipsters/ postpunkers, brace yourselves for a letdown—Interpol’s bassist, Carlos Dengler, will be leaving the group “to pursue new goals” before they launch a tour in celebration of their new, as-yet untitled fourth album.  In a blow to bass playing fans around the world who also enjoy wearing empty gun holsters, the news was tagged onto the bottom of a post...

Listen: Interpol Return With "Lights"

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Interpol is working on a fourth studio album after what seemed like a long hiatus enough for us to forget we loved them so much back in 2002 with Turn On the Bright Lights. With vocalist  Paul Blanks donning the Julian Plenti moniker and drummer Sam Fogarino becoming one half of Magnetic Morning (formerly The Setting Suns), we're really thankful the group is back...

Interpol To Release New Album In Early 2010

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Be honest, when was the last time you thought about Interpol? Their last album, Our Love to Admire, dates back to 2007, and the band has been the model of under-the-radar in the years following. But the time for an Interpol resurgence is near. In a recent chat with Paste, Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino says the band has a fourth album in the works for...

New Julian Plenti Music Video: Games For Days

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A music video has just been released for the single "Games for Days" off the album, Julian Plenti is...Skyscraper. The video features Metric's Emily Haines, and is directed by Javier Aguilera. "Games for Days" features a lot of role playing, which I think echoes the theme of the album. Plenti, is Paul...

Interpol Bassist to Debut Short Film

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Good news for people who like boring news!  Interpol bassist Carlos Dengler (that's Carlos D. to you) is making a movie.  Ok, not a full on movie, more like a short feature.  The film, My Friends Told Me About You will be debuted in New York on April 17 and will also be featured on the eighth volume of McSweeney's Wholpin DVD.  From the sounds of Dengler's press release...