Watch Interpol’s Paul Banks on Audience-Less Letterman Show and Listen to New Album

Oct 30th, 2012 in Music

They say the show must go on. For further proof, check out Interpol’s Paul Banks performing Young Again on the Letterman Show last night as Hurricane Sandy raged outside.  Banks just released his eponymous first solo album.  After the Letterman performance check out three of our favorites (The Base, Over My Shoulder and Summertime Is Coming) off the new album.  The Base is particularly interesting because of its Sufjan-esque interludes.  Then use the Matadorrecs YouTube channel to stream the remainder of the album.  Caveat emptor:  not all the songs maintain the same levels/interest as those included below.


  • Agreed. As intimated, the Banks solo album is getting good, but mixed reviews. There are some obvious exceptions to your last sentence, but oft-times agree.

  • The tune they did for Letterman was a little, meh. I did like “The Base” (despite a tough-to-forget similarity to “Hang Me Up To Dry” by Cold War Kids).

    I’ll listen to the rest, but in general I’m not a huge fan of a “solo artist” who just comes out with what sound like B-sides from whatever band they were in (ie Jeremy Enick, David Bazan).


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