You’d think Interpol’s indefinite hiatus would free up frontman Paul Banks to record a slew of projects. However, the singer has been relatively quiet since 2009’s tepidly received Julian Plenti is… Skyscraper. Finally, the singer has shared intentions to release a follow up album this fall, preceded by an EP, Julian Plenti… Lives, coverart above.
The EP is set to feature both an original track, “Summertime is Coming”, and instrumental, as well as a odd, enticing selection of covers: J Dilla, Frank Sinatra, and Harold Faltermeyer. Look out for the release on June 12th on Matador Records, with limited vinyl and CD releases, alongside a digital release.
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
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We talk with Yvonne Ambree and Jesse Barnes of Take Berlin about some of the records which influenced the recording of their debut EP, Lionize.
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