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Interpol is a post-punk band based in New York City, United States, that took an important part in the of the 2000s. The band consists of Paul Banks (vocals and guitar), Sam Fogarino (drums), and Daniel Kessler (guitar and backing vocals).

The band’s sound is generally a mix of staccato bass and rhythmic, harmonized guitar, with a snare heavy mix, drawing comparisons to post-punk bands such as Joy Division and The Chameleons.

The band formed in 1997 when Daniel Kessler met drummer Greg Drudy, previously a member of / band Joshua Fit for Battle and 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.

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  • feelingsreal

    I can't believe that banks has the voice he does. It's really unbelievable and incomprehensible to me.

    3 May 4:46am Reply
  • flrmg

    1 May 11:24pm Reply
  • vboechat

    https://twitter.com/pitchdork

    1 May 6:59am Reply
  • Dial-R-forRaiq

    "e o josedrengifo se fodeu" - Amaral

    28 Apr 6:21am Reply
  • guipotter4

    humilhou a rengifada kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk k k k k k k k

    28 Apr 6:20am Reply
  • Thaina_Rocks

    JoseDRengifo é pq sua opinião não é o centro do universo

    28 Apr 6:18am Reply
  • felipetambs

    volta lollapalooza

    23 Apr 4:10am Reply
  • buildabonfire

    They're awesome live.

    22 Apr 12:49pm Reply
  • Agusplayer

    I have no idea what the fuck are you talking about guys [2] watching the videos from the broadcast of lollapalooza may sounds like his voice is week, but live there it was amazing, i didnt heard the flaws [2]

    22 Apr 5:03am Reply
  • Dial-R-forRaiq

    I was at their concert in lollapalooza and absolutely loved Paul's performance

    22 Apr 2:05am Reply
  • paulacastroms

    I have no idea what the fuck are you talking about guys [2] watching the videos from the broadcast of lollapalooza may sounds like his voice is week, but live there it was amazing, i didnt heard the flaws

    21 Apr 4:36pm Reply
  • Timesplitter

    Yeah, he's not the best live singer

    19 Apr 6:16pm Reply
  • pollitor

    I saw interpol live like 6 times and i was always surprise about how good he sings live, I have no idea what the fuck are you talking about guys.

    19 Apr 12:35pm Reply
  • daaanieli

    essa banda <3

    16 Apr 3:38am Reply
  • xDigitalism

    <3

    11 Apr 5:53pm Reply
  • sir_andrez

    Paul is awesome live, studio, acoustic, alone... Anyway

    10 Apr 11:02pm Reply
  • diegomusichot

    turn on the bright lights <3

    10 Apr 2:19am Reply
  • vboechat

    Paul Banks' live performance is far from good. Lets just face it

    8 Apr 6:54am Reply
  • JoseDRengifo

    @Tar-Ovat Por ser festival prefieren tocar "hits" para llegar más fácilmente al público. Recortan de El Pintor para poner canciones más conocidas.

    8 Apr 3:50am Reply
  • vulgo_dark

    I think Paul's voice is ok live. After Lollapalooza Brazil i saw some videos and the sound of transmission is really bad, but live, to me, his voice was nice!

    7 Apr 11:48pm Reply
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