Interpol’s Paul Banks Takes Us Inside Marauder

The frontman details his new album's live sound and "mini movie" lyrical style

Kyle Meredith With... Interpol

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Kyle Meredith is joined by Interpol frontman Paul Banks to discuss the ins and outs of the band’s latest record, Marauder. Banks recounts how Interpol’s recent tour of their 2002 album, Turn On the Bright Lights, influenced Marauder’s recording process — specifically in terms of having the album encompass a “live” feeling. He also discusses the “mini-movie” style embedded within the album’s lyrics, as well as the influence it drew from classic crooners. And, for those craving more Interpol, Banks also dishes on the fate of the finished tracks that didn’t appear on Marauder.

Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Each episode, Meredith digs deep into an artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty. Check back Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for new episodes. Rate the series now via iTunes.

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