Bad/good news for mustache lovers/haters: Interpol’s mustachioed, holster-wearing bassist Carlos D (or Dengler, if you’re being formal) has left the group to pursue other interests. What other interests? Well, that’s not totally clear, but Mr. D has dipped his toes in the pools of DJing, film-making, classical music blogging, and hanging out with awesome-looking greyhounds. One can imagine he will be pursuing one of these aforementioned interests, but who knows — maybe he also has a secret passion for rock climbing or knitting or something.
Here’s the official announcement from Interpol:
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.
The D-less Interpol have a new single, “Lights,” off their forthcoming new record, available through their website.
• Interpol: http://www.interpolnyc.com