- Banks - ole-979 - 2009-08-04
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News From The Matablog
(photo by Helena Christensen) On October 23, Matador will release the 2nd solo album from Interpol vocalist/guitarist Paul Banks. With 'Banks' (LP/CD/digital), Paul ditches the Julian Plenti alter-ego, and the resulting 10-song album is a tour-de- force of exhilarating minor-key intensity. The Base (192 kbps MP3) Banks was recorded in New York and Connecticut with producer Peter Katis (Interpol, The National, Shearwater, Jónsi...). The album is personal and epic, catchy and serpentine - much like your favorite Interpol albums - with Paul's wry humor, bare emotion, and varied influences all in full effect. track listing : 1. The Base 2. Over My Shoulder 3. Arise, Awake 4. Young Again 5. Lisbon 6. I’ll Sue You 7. Paid For That 8. Another Chance 9. No Mistakes 10. Summertime Is Coming preorder 'Banks' on LP or CD from The Matador Store. bankspaulbanks.com Paul Banks on Twitter
Paul Banks. Photo by Helena Christensen Paul Banks has an EP out TODAY, people. Numbered and limited to 2300 vinyl and 1800 CD copies worldwide, “Julian Plenti Lives…” features two originals (one of them instrumental), and J Dilla, Frank Sinatra, and Harold Faltermeyer covers. Click here to purchase KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, Paul and Matador would like to gift you “Summertime Is Coming,” a brooding summer anthem that crescendos to a gorgeous left turn: “Summertime Is Coming” MP3 Paul Banks will have a full-length album out on Matador this fall. He will be performing at the upcoming FYF Fest, September 1-2 in Downtown LA.
Ok, maybe the second row. YooToob is chock full of footage from the first ever Julian Plenti U.S. tour, but with all due respect to the aspiring videographers out there, the above clip ---- "Only If You Run", from the November 18 show at SF's Great American Music Hall ---is one of the better looking/sounding from the pile. ('Julian Plenti Is Skyscraper' LP/CD/digital album available from the The Matador Store)
The man, the myth, the legend, Julian Plenti, brings his live show extravaganza to the Seattle airwaves today with a performance for KEXP. You can catch the set live at 3PM PST (6PM EST) on the dial at 90.3FM and online at KEXP.org. Plenti and his bandmates then will thrill and amaze at Chop Suey later this evening, before continuing their tour in Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York and Philadelphia through the rest of November.
Photo Credit: Gabi Porter / MetroMix.com Tomorrow night, Julian Plenti kicks off his November US tour at the House of Blues, San Diego in support of his debut release, Julian Plenti...Is Skyscraper. Earlier tomorrow, lucky San Diegans (San Diegers? San Diegists?) can catch Mr. Plenti at the excellent M-Theory Music where he'll be signing Skyscraper in all its various physical formats (3PM). US dates... Saturday, November 14 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues - Tickets Monday, November 16 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey - Tickets Tuesday, November 17 - Portland, OR - Holocene - Tickets Wednesday, November 18 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall - Tickets Thursday, November 19 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theater - Tickets Saturday, November 21 - Chicago, IL - Metro - Tickets Monday, November 23 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club - Tickets Tuesday, November 24 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom - Tickets Wednesday, November 25 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl - Tickets Friday, November 27 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church - Tickets