Hopefully the rest of the new Interpol album is as good as “Lights”, because it’s going to be the last one featuring original bassist Carlos Dengler, b.k.a. Carlos D. He reportedly left the band after completing work on the yet-to-be-titled album (via TwentyFourBit). Interpol sent a message regarding Dengler to fans:
After the completion of the album, Carlos informed the rest of us that he would be leaving the band. He has decided to follow another path, and to pursue new goals. 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.
We can tell you that we have some very exciting new recruits joining us on the road. So stay tuned – we will promptly be revealing the identities of these illustrious players.
Interpol’s star has risen steadily over the years, making it all the more shocking that Dengler won’t be joining the band on the tour supporting the album, which includes dates opening for the world’s biggest rock band, U2. Or maybe Dengler isn’t proud of the new album? Uh-oh.