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Interpol Frontman Paul Banks Plays Webster Hall Tomorrow

December 13th, 2012

There’s a pretty good chance that you already know of Paul Banks’ work as the frontman of local post-punkers Interpol, for which he serves as singer, songwriter and guitarist. And despite the band’s success and four albums, Banks sometimes likes to go it alone: He released his first solo album, Julian Plenti Is … Skyscraper under the alter ego Julian Plenti. And now he’s back with a second individual effort—this time under his own name—the recently released Banks. “I suppose I wanted to simplify this time around,” he explains. “Julian Plenti was something that I had to do, but once it was done, I didn’t need to hold on to it. I didn’t want the burden of shtick for these songs. If anything, I’m trying to draw attention away from the notion of a persona this time. I’m just making music and hoping to let it speak for itself.” And as a matter of fact, it does speak for itself. Find out for yourself when Banks (above, doing “Young Again” on Late Show with David Letterman) plays Webster Hall tomorrow night. (This show was originally scheduled for 11/13. All tickets from that show date will be honored.)