The dust has barely settled on the free release of the new Interpol song “Lights” from their forthcoming as-yet-untitled album and now they’ve dropped another bit of surprising news: Carlos Dengler, aka Carlos D, has left the band. Interpol ended a teaser about upcoming tour dates with the announcement:
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.
As a fan of Carlos D’s bass skills on the first three Interpol records, I’m relieved that he’s performing on their 4th LP, as well, but it’s a shame we won’t be able to catch him on their upcoming tour with U2.