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Muzz Share Video for “Summer Love”

Muzz Out Now via Matador; Band Features Paul Banks (Interpol), Matt Barrick (The Walkmen), and Josh Kaufman (Bonny Light Horseman)

Jul 29, 2020

Muzz is a new band that features Paul Banks of Interpol, Matt Barrick of The Walkmen, and Josh Kaufman of Bonny Light Horseman. Last month they released their self-titled debut album via Matador. Now they have shared a video for the album’s “Summer Love.” More

8 Best Songs of the Week: Run the Jewels, Bob Mould, Terrace Martin and More

Plus Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Hinds, NZCA LINES, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 05, 2020

Welcome to the 22nd Songs of the Week of 2020. And what a trying week it was.  More

Muzz (Feat. Paul Banks) – Stream the Debut Album and Read Our Review of It

Muzz Out Now via Matador; Band Also Features Matt Barrick (The Walkmen) and Josh Kaufman (Bonny Light Horseman)

Jun 05, 2020

Muzz is a new band that features Paul Banks of Interpol, Matt Barrick of The Walkmen, and Josh Kaufman of Bonny Light Horseman. Today they have released their self-titled debut album via Matador. Now that the album’s out you can stream the whole thing here. Also, yesterday we posted our review of the album. More

Muzz (Feat. Paul Banks) Share Video for New Song “Knuckleduster”

Muzz Due Out June 5 via Matador; Band Also Features Matt Barrick (The Walkmen) and Josh Kaufman (Bonny Light Horseman)

May 28, 2020

Muzz is a new band that features Paul Banks of Interpol, Matt Barrick of The Walkmen, and Josh Kaufman of Bonny Light Horseman. They are releasing their self-titled debut album on June 5 via Matador. Now they have shared another song from the album, “Knuckleduster,” via a video for the track.  More

Muzz (Feat. Paul Banks) Share Live Acoustic Video for New Song “Trinidad”

Muzz Due Out June 5 via Matador; Band Also Features Matt Barrick (The Walkmen) and Josh Kaufman (Bonny Light Horseman)

May 22, 2020

Muzz is a new band that features Paul Banks of Interpol, Matt Barrick of The Walkmen, and Josh Kaufman of Bonny Light Horseman. They are releasing their self-titled debut album on June 5 via Matador. Now they have shared a new live acoustic video of the three members performing a new previously unreleased song from the album, “Trinidad,” separately and remotely in these socially distant times.  More

Muzz (Feat. Paul Banks) Share Live Acoustic Video for “Bad Feeling”

Muzz Due Out June 5 via Matador; Band Also Features Matt Barrick (The Walkmen) and Josh Kaufman (Bonny Light Horseman)

May 13, 2020

Muzz is a new band that features Paul Banks of Interpol, Matt Barrick of The Walkmen, and Josh Kaufman of Bonny Light Horseman. They are releasing their self-titled debut album on June 5 via Matador. Now they have shared a new live acoustic video of the three members performing the album’s previous single “Bad Feeling” separately and remotely from their homes in these socially distant times.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Walter Martin, Fiona Apple, I Break Horses, The Death of Pop, and More

Plus Muzz, Ela Minus, Austra, Faye Webster, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 17, 2020

Welcome to the fifteenth Songs of the Week of 2020. It’s another week under lockdown, with lots of debate on when things can get back to normal. Still not anytime soon it seems.  More

Muzz (Feat. Paul Banks) Announce Debut Album, Share Video for New Song “Red Western Sky”

Muzz Due Out June 5 via Matador; Band Also Features Matt Barrick (The Walkmen) and Josh Kaufman (Bonny Light Horseman)

Apr 15, 2020

Muzz is a new band that features Paul Banks of Interpol, Matt Barrick of The Walkmen, and Josh Kaufman of Bonny Light Horseman. Now they have announced their self-titled debut album and shared another song from it, “Red Western Sky,” via a video for the single.  More

Muzz (New Band From Interpol’s Paul Banks) Share Video for New Song “Broken Tambourine”

Band Also Features Matt Barrick (The Walkmen) and Josh Kaufman (Bonny Light Horseman)

Mar 24, 2020

Paul Banks of Interpol has formed a new band, Muzz, that also features Matt Barrick (The Walkmen) and Josh Kaufman (Bonny Light Horseman). Now they have shared a new song, “Broken Tambourine,” via a video for the track. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Chromatics, JARV IS…, HAIM, Austra, and More

Plus Muzz, The Lemon Twigs, Caroline Rose, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 06, 2020

Welcome to the ninth Songs of the Week of 2020. It's been a topsy-turvy week. SXSW was just cancelled due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. The Democratic presidential primaries have dramatically changed in the last week, with Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Tom Steyer, Michael Bloomberg, and, sigh, Elizabeth Warren all dropping out of the race, leaving just Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. More

Muzz (New Band From Interpol’s Paul Banks) Share New Song “Bad Feeling”

Band Also Features Matt Barrick (The Walkmen) and Josh Kaufman (Bonny Light Horseman)

Mar 05, 2020

Paul Banks of Interpol has formed a new band, Muzz, that also features Matt Barrick (The Walkmen) and Josh Kaufman (Bonny Light Horseman). They have shared their first song, "Bad Feeling." More

May 15, 2017

Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA joined forces to become Banks & Steelz and released their debut album, Anything But Words, last year via Warner Bros.  More

Interpol Announce “Turn on the Bright Lights” 15th Anniversary Tour Dates

European Dates This August and September, Band Working on a New Album

Jan 23, 2017

It's been two-and-a-half years since Interpol's last album, 2014's El Pintor, which was their fifth. Frontman Paul Banks has kept busy with Banks & Steelz, his side-project with Wu-Tang Clan's RZA that released their debut album, Anything But Words, last August.  More

Jul 28, 2016

Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA have joined forces to become Banks & Steelz and are releasing their debut album, Anything But Words, on August 26 via Warner Bros. More

Jul 26, 2016

Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA have joined forces to become Banks & Steelz and are releasing their debut album, Anything But Words, on August 26 via Warner Bros. More

Jul 14, 2016

Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA have joined forces to become Banks & Steelz and are releasing their debut album, Anything But Words, on August 26 via Warner Bros.  More

Watch: Banks & Steelz (Interpol’s Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA) - “Love + War” Video

Debut Song Also Features Ghostface Killah, Video References Reservoir Dogs

May 20, 2016

Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA have joined forces to become Banks & Steelz. Yesterday the duo shared their first song, "Love + War," which also features Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface KillahMore

May 19, 2016

Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA have joined forces to become Banks & Steelz (which sounds like the name of a '70s cop show). The duo have shared their first song, "Love + War," which also features Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah. More

Under the Radar Announces September/October Issue with alt-J on the Cover

Issue 51 Also Includes Interviews with Arcade Fire vs. Peter Gabriel, Interpol, Jessie Ware, Foxygen, Caribou, Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, Terry Gilliam, Gotham's Ben McKenzie, Zola Jesus, and More

Sep 12, 2014

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the September/October issue, which is on newsstands now. It features alt-J on the cover. Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry does a joint interview with Peter Gabriel. We talk to Lush's Miki Berenyi and Emma Anderson about their 1996 album, LovelifeMore

Interpol Frontman Paul Banks = Leading Actor?

Musician Stars in a Feature Length Film

Oct 31, 2012

Interpol frontman Paul Banks likes to keep busy, it seems. In addition to his day job, the musician recently dropped an excellent self-titled solo album. And now comes word that he’s an actor as well?  More

Watch: Paul Banks on an Audience-Free “Letterman”

Just One Man, His Band, and an Empty Room

Oct 30, 2012

Wind, rain, and Hurricane Sandy couldn’t keep Paul Banks away from his scheduled date with LettermanMore

New Under the Radar Rdio Playlist – October 2012

What’s in Heavy Rotation at Under the Radar’s Offices Right Now

Oct 25, 2012

Here's a new playlist we've made over at Rdio featuring some of the tracks that have been in heavy rotation in the Under the Radar offices of late. Some are artists interviewed in our last two issues, others might be interviewed in future issues, and the rest are just songs we're really into.  More

Paul Banks Streams New Album

Banks Out Week Next

Oct 15, 2012

Dropping the Julian Plenti moniker, Interpol frontman Paul Banks will release his sophomore solo album next week. More

Sep 12, 2012

Last month Interpol's Paul Banks announced the release of his second solo album, aptly titled Banks. More

Aug 06, 2012

Today, Paul Banks of Interpol announced a second solo album, Banks, due October 23 via Matador. More


Interviews

Muzz on Their Self-Titled Debut Album

In Remembrance of Things Lost

Jun 11, 2020

Five years ago when Paul Banks (InterpolBanks & Steelz) and Josh Kaufman (Bonny Light Horseman) gathered in a Woodstock studio at the behest of Matt Barrick (The WalkmenFleet Foxes’ touring drummer), it was hardly surprising that the trio (now known as Muzz) would get on like a house on fire. More

Winning to Lose: The Indie Rock Revolution a Decade and a Half Later

Paul Banks, Wayne Coyne, Kevin Drew, Black Francis, Ben Gibbard, Jens Lekman, Murray Lightburn, Colin Meloy, Nina Persson, Laetitia Sadier, and More on Indie Rock's Identity Crisis

Mar 20, 2017

In 2001, when Under the Radar's first issue was released, the music industry had reached a transitional moment. In January, Apple introduced its iTunes program to the world, laying the groundwork to forever change how listeners interfaced with their music. More


Reviews

Paul Banks at the Henry Fonda Theatre, Hollywood, CA

December 5th, 2012

Dec 07, 2012

Wednesday night at the Henry Fonda Theatre, Paul Banks put attitude on full display, cutting through a sixteen-song set with a poised je ne sais quoi. (Wait, I do know. The word is cool—and he had it in spades.) More

Banks

Banks

Matador

Oct 22, 2012

Following his 2009 quasi-solo album under the pseudonym Julian Plenti, Paul Banks’ self-titled release Banks reflects an important demarcation in the Interpol singer’s discography. While Julian Plenti is Skyscraper mainly consisted of songs written pre-Interpol, Banks is all new material, and is a manifestation of the quantum leap Banks has taken as a songwriter and arranger. More