Interpol (NYC post‐punk band)

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Interpol is an American rock band from New York City. Formed in 1997, the band's original line-up consisted of Paul Banks (vocals, rhythm guitar), Daniel Kessler (lead guitar, vocals), Carlos Dengler (bass guitar, keyboards) and Greg Drudy (drums, percussion). Drudy left the band in 2000 and was replaced by Sam Fogarino. In 2010, shortly after recording finished for the band's fourth album, Dengler left to pursue personal projects.

Having first performed at Luna Lounge along with other notable bands like the Strokes, Longwave, the National and Stellastarr, Interpol is one of the bands associated with the New York City indie music scene and one of several groups that emerged from the post-punk revival of the 2000s. 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. Aside from the lyrics, each band member contribrutes to songwriting, rather than relying on a lead songwriter.

Interpol's debut album Turn on the Bright Lights (2002) was critically acclaimed, making it to tenth position on the NME's list of top albums in 2002 and number one Pitchfork Media's Top 50 Albums of 2002. Subsequent records Antics (2004) and Our Love to Admire (2007) brought greater critical and commercial success. The band released its fourth, self-titled album on September 7, 2010. They went on hiatus from 2011 through 2012 while they focused on other projects. Their fifth studio album El Pintor was released on September 9, 2014.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
2002 Turn On the Bright Lights 4.35 13
2004 Antics 4.5 8
2007 Our Love to Admire 3.5 15
2010 Interpol 4 4
2014 El Pintor 6

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2007 Live EP 1
2015 Spotify Sessions 1

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
2002 Obstacle 1 2
2003 Say Hello to the Angels / NYC 3
2004 Interlude 1
2004 Slow Hands 8
2004 Evil 3 5
2005 C’mere 6
2007 The Heinrich Maneuver 4
2007 Mammoth 3
2010 Lights 2
2010 Barricade 2
2010 Crimewaves 1
2014 All the Rage Back Home 3
2014 Ancient Ways 1
2015 Everything Is Wrong 3

Single + Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
2003 Obstacle 1 (Arthur Baker remix) 1

EP

Year Title RatingReleases
2000 Fukd I.D. #3 2
2001 Precipitate 1
2002 Interpol 2
2003 The Black EP 1
2011 Interpol Tour EP 1

EP + Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
2005 Remix 2
2007 Our Love to Admire (Remixed) - EP 1
2011 Try It On 2

Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2005 Live Session 1

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