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Interpol - Biography
|last update : 25-12-2010 10:52|
|Interpol is an indie rock band based in New York City, United States, that took an important part in the post-punk revival of the 2000s. The band consists of Paul Banks (vocals and guitar), 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. Carlos Dengler, who was responsible for bass and keyboards, left the band in 2010, and hasn't been replaced, but announced various names to help them perform live.
The band released 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 in the UK) to generally favorable reviews. The Heinrich Maneuver was its first single.
The Band Interpol's New Self titled Album Released Sep. &th 2010, and the current singles are "Light" and "Barricade"