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Interpol’s Paul Banks Shares Release Date, First Song From Solo Album ‘Banks’

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Interpol fans may have spent many a recent commercial break wondering “How are things on the West Coast?” thanks to that AT&T 4G commercial that’s always playing, but now they can start thinking about new tunes, as Paul Banks revealed plans for a new solo album in 2012. The Interpol frontman has announced an Oct. 23 release date for the disc, which is simply titled ‘Banks.’

Banks issued his first solo disc, ‘Julian Plenti Is… Skyscraper,’ under his alter ego Julian Plenti back in August of 2009, and the singer, who claims he has several projects in the works under a variety of different names, issued a five-song EP also as Julian Plenti entitled ‘Julian Plenti Lives…’ last month. That disc featured the original track ‘Summertime Is Coming,’ plus an instrumental cut and covers of songs by Frank Sinatra, J Dilla and ‘Axel F’ composer Harold Faltermeyer.

We gave ‘Lives’ a pretty average review when it dropped, but hopefully Banks will step it up for the full-length. In the meantime, below you can check out ‘The Base,’ the first track offered off the disc.

Listen to Paul Banks, ‘The Base’

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