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David Bowie’s Gift to Young Bands: His Fandom. Interpol’s Paul Banks Remembers.

25 January 2016 10:34 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

By 2005, Interpol was quite the known entity within New York's downtown rock revival, which had emerged in the mainstream a couple years earlier. The consummate downtown tastemaker, David Bowie kept up with many of these bands, as well as the burgeoning indie-rock scene in Brooklyn and beyond. From the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to LCD Soundsystem to Arcade Fire to TV on the Radio, "artists co-signed by Bowie early on" is a small but significant class of '00s acts. At their second Hammerstein Ballroom show in 2005, Interpol became one of those "Bowie bands," after the legend magically materialized outside their dressing room before the gig. Interpol singer Paul Banks recalls the occasion to us — or at least what he remembers of it ("If it was before ’06, there’s a good chance that I’m not going to remember," he says) — and the confidence boost it afforded the band, »

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