Tag Archives: Interpol

Out This Week 12/11

There are always one or two potentially great albums that get snuck in at the eleventh hour (or twelfth month), just as music critics and fans are putting together their year end lists. (Did you vote for yours yet, by the way?) Our Music Director, Don Yates, couldn’t wait to hear the new Big BoiRead more...

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Live Video: Paul Banks at CMJ

Paul Banks rose to prominence as the singer/guitarist of Interpol in the early 2000s, and on October 22 of this year, Matador released his third record as a solo artist. While Banks is Banks’ second full-length, it’s his first under his real name, as he seems to have put the Julian Plenti moniker to restRead more...

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KEXP at CMJ 2012, Day 1: Paul Banks

Paul Banks has played music under a variety of names for some years, but it’s only about fifteen years into his career that he started performing prominently under his own name. He’s well known as the lead singer for Interpol, but when he released solo material in between his duties with the New York City-basedRead more...

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Friday Music News

As Amanda Palmer found out and, now Animal Collective’s Deacon is discovering, crowd-sourced fundraising ain’t as easy as it seems. In late 2009, Deacon, aka Josh Dibb, visited Mali, met with supporters of the anti-slavery movement and was invited to perform the Festival in the Desert. Inspired to apply his creative energies toward supporting theRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

As Interpol frontman Paul Banks prepares to release his second solo album, Banks, on October 23rd via Matador, he’s announced a series of live dates to support the album. Beginning with an appearance at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in early November, the New York-based singer will traverse both coasts of the United States beforeRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Best Coast is just on fire, lately. This week, their showing off a contribution to Just Tell Me That You Want Me, a massive tribute to Fleetwood Mac featuring MGMT, Gardens & Villa, The Kills, Washed Out, and more. Best Coast is taking on “Rhiannon”, which you can listen to over at NPR. In otherRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Jenny Lewis-fronted indie rockers Rilo Kiley have apparently broken up. Guitarist Blake Sennett, a recent guest here at KEXP with his band The Elected, told Spinner that the split was a result of “deception, disloyalty, [and] greed.” I don’t know about you, but I was more surprised that Rilo Kiley were even still together. MereRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

It’s only taken 15 years, but Soundgarden are finally putting out a new album. The yet-to-be-titled release will be their first since 1996′s Down on the Upside and comes in the same year as Pearl Jam‘s 20th anniversary as well as the just-as-triumphant return of the Foo Fighters, who in addition to releasing a newRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, January 24 OLD 97′S with Langhorne Slim @ Showbox at the Market Most of us are familiar with the Old 97′s (if you’re not, here’s a review of their most recent stop by the Showbox last June). Rhett Miller and Co. bring it every single night, never leave anyone disappointed, and are just aRead more...

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Saturday Afternoon Artist - Interpol

On first hearing Interpol, they seemed to be just another group mimicking the sound of alt-rock legends Bauhaus.  And as a dedicated Bauhaus fan, every song of Interpol’s sounded to me like a light version of only one of Bauhaus’s variety of styles. Specifically, I think they mimic the one used on the Brian EnoRead more...

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