Interpol Has Gone To The Dogs

interpolers.jpgThere’s a profile of Interpol in the New York Times today, and you really owe it to yourself to read it; not only will you find out about how the group members are, like, not into fashion anymore and don’t like to party so much and blah blah, but you will also be treated to this delightful aside:

(Mr. Dengler is worried that his Italian greyhound, Gaius, a publicity photo star, is suffering from too much attention.)

Mr. Dengler, of course, is Carlos D, the band’s bassist and attention seeker. And frankly, we’re surprised that he’s trying to pull Gaius out of the spotlight so close to the album-release schedule: We were looking forward to the dog’s “Guest List” in Pitchfork, the Animal Fair Q&A, maybe even a wink-wink interview with the Cobrasnake’s Shar-pei in Vice. Don’t reign him in, Carlos D! You were once a young, Hitler-haired pup yourself!

A Band Minds Its Manners, but Is Coy About Its Suits [NYT}

  • NickEddy

    Interview in the new Terry Richardson equipped Pethouse.

  • Dan Gibson

    Just think of how excited the intern who wrote this must be! Her fawning fan-letter of an article about her favorite-band-ever-Interpol made the Arts section today.

  • Dan Gibson

    (Just to clarify, I’m aware Ms. Ryzik is not an intern.)

  • chrisb

    Pretentious quotes like this one are why bands should just make music and never give interviews…

    “We have a very complicated band chemistry,” Mr. Kessler said, “but I think we all understand how we’re going to move this Ouija board together now.”

  • brasstax


  • Dan Gibson

    @chrisb: I was hoping they were being sincere about the band’s use of a Ouija board. I feel like that would explain a lot.

  • Bob Loblaw

    @DanGibson: You don’t read many profiles, do you?

  • mackro

    So when did “not into fashion anymore”, based on the picture above, turn into “copping the Arcade Fire’s wardrobe”?

  • Dan Gibson

    @Bob Loblaw: I suppose I’m just used to seeing “profiles” like these labeled as “press releases”.

  • NickEddy

    Plus Paul (I think? singer?)is looking more and more like the preppy/jockish girl who taught me how to swim at the public pool.

    It’s a good look.

  • the rich girls are weeping

    Hey, I know! Let’s make totally juvenile comments because that will mean that we’re cooler than these asshats.

    (yeah, yeah, yeah. representin’ for the people who actually LIKE this band.)

    So, can we blow holes in Sasha Frere-Jones’ NY’er piece about Spoon now? ‘Cause, you know. It’s kind of the same story.

  • mike a

    But is Gaius an “excellent Italian greyhound?” I doubt it.

  • Dan Gibson

    @therichgirlsareweeping: Is is possible to like a band, and hate their public persona and/or discussion of facial hair trends?

  • Charlie Kerfelds Jetsons Tee

    @DanGibson: Ding ding ding!

  • the rich girls are weeping

    @DanGibson: Oh, fine. Be that way. I’d say something about how you’re just jealous, but that would be … totally juvenile.

  • the rich girls are weeping

    @DanGibson: ps — That being said, I could have totally written a much better slavish, fangirl-squee-level profile, you know? In that regard, this piece is totally that disappointing.

  • StevenPatrickMorrissey

    the sooner you all accept that interpol is the bomb, the happier you will be

  • brasstax

    This bomb won’t keep us together, Moz.

  • Dan Gibson

    @therichgirlsareweeping: btw, I like the new Editors disc a bit more than “Our Trip to the Natural History Museum”, but that might just be because I know less about the Brits.

  • the rich girls are weeping

    @DanGibson: And see, I really couldn’t give a crap about Editors — probably due to the fact that I had to endure their omnipresence at SXSW 2006 and thus never, ever wanted to hear anything about them ever again. Well, that and the fact that their music is so incredibly overrated. Who decided this was good again? To quote brasstax: zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    So, long story short, I guess we might be even here?

  • sparkletone

    I wouldn’t be surprised if “we’re going to move this Ouija board together now” is a line from a song on the upcoming album (or one of its attendent b-sides).

  • miryam

    But moving the Ouija board is CHEATING!

  • Dan Gibson

    @therichgirlsareweeping: You’re missing out on the new Editors, the first few tracks are gold.

    I like Interpol (the music) quite a bit, albeit less and less as time goes on. On the other hand, I’d much rather read the SFJ Spoon piece (which might be equally pretentious, but at least discusses the music) anyday over the staff of Capitol playing the accolade game in the pages of the NYT.

    Either way, it’s Chinatown, Jake, no?

  • the rich girls are weeping

    @DanGibson: Rock on, Mr. Gibson. You’re a good man. Just for you, I’ll at least give the new Editors a cursory listen. I have it somewhere… I think.

    To clarify, I wasn’t totally ragging on SFJ, really, (it was a good story!) but he was totally fangirling too, in parts. Try not to giggle when you listen to the accompanying audio track when he talks about how Britt is SO HAWTT OMG111!!!11 !! It’s a total riot.

    her royal highness,
    the princess cindy hotpoint

  • Hyman Decent

    It’s not the ouija board that moves, it’s the glass. At least, that’s what Morrissey called it in “Ouija Borad, Ouija Board.” (He may have used the word glass only because it’s one syllable long.)

    Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say… Ah, it’s a planchette.

  • mackro

    rich girls, I like Interpol. They’re an excellent Chameleons tribute band.