Why did Carlos D leave Interpol?

“Carlos really doesn’t like playing the bass guitar… How integral is the bass to Interpol? I mean, it’s huge. It’s a total harmonic component. It’s hook-laden. But he really, really didn’t like the bass. It’s not his instrument of choice, and it definitely wasn’t his first instrument.”

Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino tells the Guardian why the band’s longtime bassist, Carlos Dengler, chose to leave prior to the release of their forth studio album. Fogarino added, “touring’s a bitch…  [Carlos] didn’t like it.”

As for their current relationship? Despite playing together for 10 years, Fogarino noted that he’s hasn’t spoken to Dengler since he quit. “I haven’t spoken to him in ages,” the drummer said. “I think it’s kind of understandable … When you spend 10 years together and you finally break up, you’re not gonna be on the phone every day.”

As previously reported, Dengler recorded the band’s forthcoming self-titled fourth studio, which is due for release on September 7th via Matador, prior to leaving. You can check out Fogarino and the rest of the current members of Interpol support the release in the months ahead…

Interpol 2010 Tour Dates:
08/13 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave #
08/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue #
08/15 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater #
08/16 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater #
08/18 – Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm #
08/19 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues #
08/21 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore #
09/16 – Caen, FR @ Le Cargo
09/18 – Paris, FR- Stade De France *
09/21 – Lille, FR @ Aeronef
09/22 – Brussels, BE @ Stade Roi Boudoin *
09/23 – Brussels, BE @ Stade Roi Boudoin *
09/25 – Bordeaux, FR @ Le Vigean
09/26 – San Sebastian, ES @ Estadio Anoeta *
09/28 – Granada, ES @ La Industrial Copera
09/29 – Seville, ES @ Olympic Stadium *
10/01 – Santiago, ES @ Santiago De Compostela
10/02 – Coimbra, PT @ Estadio Cidade Coimbra *
10/03 – Coimbra, PT @ Estadio Cidade Coimbra *
10/05 – Bilboa, ES @ Rockstar Barakaldo
10/06 – Toulouse, FR @ Li Bikini
10/08 – Rome, IT @ Olympic Stadium *
10/16 – Mexico City, MX @ Capital Festival
10/18 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
10/21 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
10/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
10/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek
10/25 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
10/27 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium
10/28 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
10/29 – Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
10/31 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Experience
11/01 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
11/03 – Washington, DC @ Constitution Hall
11/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
11/05 – New York, NY @ United Palace
11/12 РLisbon, PT @ Campo Peque̱o
11/13 – Madrid, ES @ Palacio Vistalegre
11/14 – Barcelona, ES @ San Jordi Club
11/16 – Marseille, FR @ Dock Du Sud
11/17 – Milan, IT @ Palasharp
11/18 – Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
11/20 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
11/21 – Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall
11/22 – Dortmund, DE @ Westfalenhalle 2
11/24 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
11/25 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
11/26 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy
11/27 – Edinburgh, UK @ Corn Exchange
11/29 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia
11/30 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia
12/01 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia
12/03 – Manchester, UK @ Apollo
12/04 – Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool University
12/06 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
12/07 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton

# = w/ Twin Tigers
* = w/ U2

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