For Interpol fans, today brings some good news and some bad news. The good news is that the New York foursome has completed its latest album and will soon embark on a tour in support of the material. The bad news is that bassist Carlos Dengler won’t be joining them.
According to a note on the band’s website (via Pitchfork), Dengler informed his bandmates of his departure shortly after the completion of the new record. “He has decided to follow another path and to pursue new goals,” the note reads. “This separation is amicable, and we whole-heartedly wish him great happiness and success. We will remain, as always, deeply respectful fans of this blazingly talented individual.”
Dengler’s new goals are anyone’s guess. Further his film career Start another band? Or perhaps the sharp-dressed man will moonlight as a style icon a’la Outkast’s Andre 3000. In any case, Paul Banks and the rest of the band seem like they’re moving on just fine. Although they haven’t named Dengler’s successor, they do promise to be joined on tour this summer by “some very exciting new recruits.”