It was only last week that I was mentioning that Interpol's 4th album was readying to drop. Well, the band put out a statement of sorts yesterday on their website, stating it was completed. But the joy is shortlived, as it was also announced that bassist Carlos has left the band. They state:
"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."
Further comments about the album and Carlos' replacement were also mentioned. A sad day for Interpol and their myriad fans.