MP3: Paul Banks “The Base”

September 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on MP3: Paul Banks “The Base”

For his second solo LP, Interpol’s Paul Banks has abandoned his Julian Plenti alias in favor of his own name. The album, entitled Banks, will be out October 23, 2012 on Matador Records, home to all but one Interpol record. Having such a distinctive voice is a bit of a double edged sword for singers […]

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Interpol Performs “Lights” on Conan

February 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment

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New Interpol to sound like old Interpol

November 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Despite Paul Banks’ active promotion of his impressive solo debut, Julian Plenti is…Skyscraper, the fourth Interpol album is still on track for release in early 2010. Drummer Sam Fogarino has even alluded to its close relationship to Interpol’s darkly expansive 2002 debut,┬áTurn on the Bright Lights, telling Paste Magazine, “In trying to move forward, there […]

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Julian Plenti “Games for Days” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

August 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on Julian Plenti “Games for Days” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Interpol’s Paul Banks brought his pseudonymous solo project, Julian Plenti, to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and showed more than a little musical muscle. Banks’ voice always sounds better in person than on television for some reason, but his sparse, post-punk sounds tightly wound here. I’ve been warming up to the full-length, which is a […]

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(Julian) Plenti of mp3’s

May 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on (Julian) Plenti of mp3’s

When news of Paul Banks’ solo record hit the week before last, there was very little in the way of musical evidence, save for a few looped blips at julianplenti.com. Now Matador has stepped up with a full download of “Fun That We Have” off Skyscraper, the Julian Plenti debut, set for an early August […]

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Interpol’s Paul Banks is Julian Plenti

May 6th, 2009 · Comments Off on Interpol’s Paul Banks is Julian Plenti

Tired of the wait between Interpol albums? Have a hankering for some bewildering rhyme schemes? Want to see Paul Banks sport a moustache? Well, then the Julian Plenti record slated for release on Matador’s roster for August should sate all your needs. Interpol’s frontman has managed to slip into the studio to record his first […]

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