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Interpol is a New York City indie rock band, formed in 1998. Their debut album Turn on the Bright Lights was critically acclaimed, while the follow-up, Antics, has also been a commercial and critical success. The members of the band are: Paul Banks (vocals, guitar); Carlos Dengler (bass); Sam Fogarino (drums); Daniel Kessler (guitar, vocals).
The band's sound is a dark mix of bass throb and choppy, sparse guitar, drawing constant comparisons to post-punk bands Joy Division, The Chameleons and Kitchens of Distinction. Turn on the Bright Lights was spare and tentative, but their second album Antics embraced a fuller, more confident sound. Both Antics and Turn on the Bright Lights were recorded at Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
The band formed when Daniel Kessler met drummer Greg Drudy, now a member of screamo band Hot Cross, on the New York University campus. Kessler later added Carlos D., an ex-guitarist, on the bass, after meeting him in a history class. The line-up was complete after Kessler remembered an old friend he met while in Paris. Banks and Kessler ran into each other on the street, after los...
|years active||1998–Present (time)|
|country||New York City|
|music genre||Indie rock, Post-punk revival|
|current members|| Sam Fogarino|