Interpol is tagged as: indie, indie rock, post-punk, alternative, rock
Interpol is a post-punk revival band based in New York City consisting of Paul Banks (vocals and guitar), Carlos Dengler (bass and keyboards), Sam Fogarino (drums), and Daniel Kessler (guitar and backing vocals).
Interpol’s sound is characterized by a mix of bass throb and choppy, sparse guitar. They have been compared to Joy Division, Echo & The Bunnymen and The Chameleons for their similarly stark, sombre sound and obtuse, abstract lyrics.
The band formed in 1998 when Daniel Kessler met drummer Greg Drudy, now a member of post-hardcore/screamo band Hot Cross, on the New York University campus. Kessler later added Carlos D. on the bass after meeting him in a history class. The line-up was complete after Kessler ran into Paul Banks, a friend whom he had met in Paris. In 2000, Sam Fogarino, whom the band knew through his job at a local record store, replaced Drudy.
The band released a new song, ‘Direction’, on the soundtrack of the television program ‘Six Feet Under’ on June 28, 2005. Shortly thereafter they left Matador for a major label.
Our Love to Admire was released on July 10, 2007 in the USA (July 9 UK) to generally favorable reviews. ‘The Heinrich Maneuver’ is its first single.
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