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Paul Banks releasing new LP, touring, playing Subterranean

DOWNLOAD: Paul Banks – “The Base” (MP3)

Paul Banks @ FYF Fest 2012 (more by Debi Del Grande)

Interpol‘s Paul Banks, who has released music under the moniker Julian Plenti in the past, is set to welcome his first solo album under his own name, titled simply Banks, on October 23 via Matador. You can download the album’s lead single “The Base” at the top of this post and/or stream it via a widget below. Preorder the LP via Matador.

Paul is set to head out on a 2012 // 2013 tour in support of Banks next month. That tour includes a Chicago show at Subterranean on November 7 with The Neighbourhood. Tickets go on sale this Saturday (10/13) at 10AM CST.

In related news, Interpol recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of their debut LP, Turn on the Bright Lights. Matador are putting out a deluxe anniversary edition of the album on November 19, and the package is up for preorder now.

All Paul Banks dates, a stream of “The Base,” and a mini-documentary are below…


Behind the Scenes with Paul Banks

Paul Banks — 2012 // 2013 Tour Dates
03 NOVEMBER 2012: Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin, TX
05 NOVEMBER 2012: Mercury Lounge, Nashville, TN *
07 NOVEMBER 2012: Subterranean, Chicago, IL *
09 NOVEMBER 2012: The Howard Theatre, Washington, D.C. *
10 NOVEMBER 2012: Trocadero Theater, Philadelphia, PA *
13 NOVEMBER 2012: Webster Hall, New York, NY
25 NOVEMBER 2012: Varsity Theatre, Minneapolis, MN *
26 NOVEMBER 2012: Granada Theatre, Lawrence, KS
27 NOVEMBER 2012: Bluebird, Denver, CO *
29 NOVEMBER 2012: House Of Blues Las Vegas, Las Vegas *
30 NOVEMBER 2012: The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA *
01 DECEMBER 2012: Slims, San Fransico, CA *
03 DECEMBER 2012: House of Blues San Diego, San Diego, CA *
05 DECEMBER 2012: The Fonda Theatre, Hollywood, CA *
08 DECEMBER 2012: El Plaza, Mexico city
20 JANUARY 2013: The Academy (Dublin), Dublin
21 JANUARY 2013: King Tuts, Glasgow
22 JANUARY 2013: Sound Control, Manchester
24 JANUARY 2013: Koko, Camden
25 JANUARY 2013: AB, Brussels
27 JANUARY 2013: Den Atelier, Luxembourg
28 JANUARY 2013: Frankfurt Mousonturm, Frankfurt
29 JANUARY 2013: Gloria Theatre, Koeln
31 JANUARY 2013: Les Docks, Lausanne
01 FEBRUARY 2013: Magazzini Generali, Milan
03 FEBRUARY 2013: WuK, Vienna
05 FEBRUARY 2013: Roxy (Prague), Prague
06 FEBRUARY 2013: Kesselhaus, Berlin
07 FEBRUARY 2013: Amger Bio, Copenhagen
09 FEBRUARY 2013: Grunspan, Hamburg
10 FEBRUARY 2013: Melkweg, Amsterdam
11 FEBRUARY 2013: L’Alhambra, Paris
13 FEBRUARY 2013: Babylon (Istanbul), Istanbul
14 FEBRUARY 2013: Babylon (Istanbul), Istanbul
15 FEBRUARY 2013: Fuzz Club, Athens

* w/ The Neighbourhood

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