After spending the last week living in “happy land” after the announcement of the forthcoming release of Interpol’s new album, I am now all deflated with the news that Carlos Dengler has left the band.
The band posted a statement on their website about the departure: “As some of you have surely heard, Interpol has completed its new album. Touring begins this summer, so check here soon for announcements and show dates. Sadly, Carlos will not be joining us. 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.”
Last year, Carlos made his first foray into filmmaking with a short titled My Friends Told Me About You that mused on the nature of celebrity. He has also been working on scores for films and commercials. Maybe this is an indication of things to come for Carlos? Watch this space.
Posted by Kristen Wehlow.