Banks & Steelz

Banks & Steelz Share New Song 'Giant,' Ready Debut Album for Release This August

Buzz 19:37PM EDT

Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang's RZA today announced the debut album from their collaborative music project, Banks & Steelz. The duo shared new track "Giant" from the forthcoming LP, 'Anything But Words,' coming this August via Warner Bros.READ MORE

Paul Banks

Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang's RZA Are Banks & Steelz, Hear Their Ghostface Collab

Buzz 23:38PM EDT

Paul Banks, Interpol guitarist and vocalist, and Wu-Tang Clan rapper and resident producer, RZA, today unveiled their new collaborative project, Banks & Steelz. The duo dropped debut cut "Love and War" featuring the Wu-Tang's Ghostface Killah.READ MORE


Primavera Sound 2015 Announces Lineup, Featuring Alt-J, Sleater-Kinney, The Strokes, Many More

Buzz 16:43PM EDT

The latest festival to announce its 2015 line-up is Primavera Sound, which is celebrating its 15th year. The line-up was originally announced through an app called Line-App, but if you don't feel like downloading that, you can just watch the video announcement below. As can be expected from Primavera Sound, this year's lineup is absolutely killer. Among the most notable acts performing this year are Alt-J, The Black Keys, Belle & Sebastian, The Strokes, Run The Jewels, Interpol, Sun Kil Moon, Spiritualized, Mac DeMarco, Patti Smith, Panda Bear, The New Pornographers, Caribou, Ariel Pink, Tyler, The Creator, Swans, Brand New, Twin Shadow, and many, many more.READ MORE

Paul Banks of Interpol

Interpol Tour 2015: "All The Rage Back Home" Band Announces North American Shows Surrounding Coachella, Shaky Knees

Buzz 13:16PM EDT

Interpol is finally gearing up to tour North America in 2015. Today (Jan. 20), the "All the Rage Back Home" band announced its full lineup of spring and summer tour dates in support of its new album El Pintor. In addition to Coachella and the Shaky Knees Festival, Interpol has also rescheduled the tour dates the band was forced to cancel after getting stuck in a snowstorm in Buffalo, New York.READ MORE

Taylor Swift

Music Times 25 Best Songs of 2014: Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Hozier, St. Vincent & More

Buzz 11:41AM EDT

2014 was the year of a thousand controversies: Taylor Swift pulled all of her music from Spotify, Sun Kil Moon started a feud with The War On Drugs, Jack White accused The Black Keys of ripping him off (again), and almost nobody went platinum. When you put all of that aside, however, what you're left with is a bunch of incredible songs, which is really what it's all about. Here are the 25 best songs from 2014, as determined by Music Times writers Ryan Book, Caitlin Carter, Joey DeGroot, Kyle Dowling, and Carolyn Menyes.READ MORE

Interpol at Governors Ball 2014

8 Interpol Songs to Listen to While Trapped in a Tour Bus for 30+ Hours

Exclusives 13:47PM EDT

Interpol's music is pretty fitting for a freak snowstorm. From songs about barricades to music about New York, it's like Interpol has been predicting this for quite some time. So, in solidarity with the band, here are # Interpol songs to get you through 40+ hours on a snowed in tour bus.READ MORE

Lollapalooza Brazil, 2014.

Lollapalooza Announces Lineups for Festivals in Chile, Argentina and Brazil: Jack White, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris and More

Buzz 08:51AM EDT

Lollapalooza managed to sell out all three of its South American festivities this year so the festival will once again be headed to the continent to stage shows in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. The lineups for each of those gigs, relatively similar, were announced on Monday morning.READ MORE

Daniel Kessler of Interpol

Interpol Guitarist Daniel Kessler Forms Experimental Duo Big Noble, Debut Album Out Next Year [WATCH]

Genres 17:32PM EDT

Pitchfork reports that Interpol guitarist Daniel Kessler has started a side project called Big Noble, which is a collaboration with sound designer Joseph Frailoli. The duo’s debut album is expected sometime in early 2015, but their music can already be heard at a New York sound installation called “Sounds of NYC,” which is running until Oct. 5 at Sonos Studios. Based on the ads created for the installation, their music seems largely instrumental and ambient, as opposed to Interpol’s guitar-driven post-punk.READ MORE

Interpol - 'Twice As Hard' Video

Interpol Shares "Twice As Hard" Music Video Starring Boxers At A Gym

Genres 13:49PM EDT

New York post-punk band Interpol have shared the music video for their latest single "Twice As Hard," which you can check out below. The video, directed by lead singer Paul Banks, doesn't feature any members of Interpol, but rather documents a group of boxers as they exercise and train in a gym, so it's not exactly what you'd expect from such a dark, ethereal band.READ MORE

Lecrae Takes First No. 1 in Week Full of New Albums; from Jhene Aiko, Ryan Adams, Robert Plant and More

Genres 11:46AM EDT

There aren't as many huge debuts as last week but this week does mark the most new albums to crack into the Top 10 yet during 2014 as seven new records make the list this week. Yes, that does mean that the Frozen soundtrack has finally left the Top 10 for the first time this year. Big things are happening.READ MORE

Sam Smith

Sam Smith 'In The Lonely Hour', Robert Plant 'Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar' Top UK Album Chart

Genres 15:05PM EDT

Robert Plant ripped into the UK Album Charts this week, but the former Led Zeppelin frontman's latest solo album couldn't keep England away from In The Lonely Hour. For the fourth non-consecutive week Sam Smith topped the UK's Offical Album Charts, trailed closely by Plant's Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar.READ MORE

Daniel Kessler of Interpol

Interpol Shares 'El Pintor' Making-Of Documentary, Offers First Glimpse Of Band In The Studio [WATCH]

Genres 22:47PM EDT

New York post-punk band Interpol has shared a short behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of their latest album El Pintor, which you can watch below. It is the first time that the band has been documented in the studio, and features interview with all three members of the band concerning their songwriting process and how they've adjusted to their new three-piece line-up.READ MORE


Interpol Frontman Paul Banks Compares The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs To Rival Internet Companies

Genres 15:13PM EDT

Interpol and The Strokes have been viewed as rivals since releasing debuts in the early 2000s, and Interpol frontman Paul Banks confirmed the sentiment in a recent interview with The Guardian.READ MORE

Interpol - 'El Pintor' (2014)

Interpol's New Album 'El Pintor' Now Available For Streaming

Genres 14:15PM EDT

Interpol's upcoming studio album El Pintor is streaming right now over at NPR, two weeks before it's set for release on Sept. 9 through Matador Records.READ MORE

Paul Banks of Interpol at Governors Ball 2014

Interpol, Announce 'El Pintor' Release Show at the Met for September to Launch New Album, Museum Mobile App

Genres 14:56PM EDT

New York indie rock band Interpol will be getting pretty artsy at the release show for its new album El Pintor. Today (Aug. 20), the "All The Rage Back Home" group announced it will be playing a concert at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to welcome in its fifth studio effort and the Met's new mobile app.READ MORE

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