Interpol Announce Carlos D's Replacement: Dave Pajo

Interpol Announce Carlos D's Replacement: Dave Pajo
May was a month to forget for Interpol. First, the beloved indie rockers lost bassist Carlos D, who quit the group to "pursue new goals." Then, much of their stadium tour with U2 was cancelled due to Bono's back surgery. Now, it's a new month and things are starting to look up for Interpol.

According to Pitchfork, they've lined up Calos D's replacement: former Slint member/Papa M dude David Pajo. He likely isn't a permanent member, as he's bounced between bands numerous times in the past two decades, rarely staying with one project for long. Pajo's resume includes stints with Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Stereolab, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tortoise, Zwan and many more.

As well as unveiling their new member, Interpol dropped a couple of new tidbits about their upcoming fourth album on their website. The record is self-titled, self-produced and is due out in mid-September. Since new albums come out on Tuesdays, that likely means September 14 or 21. They've previously revealed the album's first single, "Lights," which you can hear in the embedded video at the bottom of this page.

Interpol have also booked a slew of new European shows, meaning that they'll be spending the last four months of 2010 overseas. See the new dates below.

They have yet to announce any replacement dates for the cancelled U2 tour.

Tour dates:

6/21 Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall !

6/22 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom !

6/23 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre !

6/25 Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Cafe !

9/16 Caen, France - Le Cargo

9/18 Paris, France - Stade De France *

9/21 Lille, France - Aeronef

9/22 Brussels, Belgium - Stade Roi Boudoin *
9/23 Brussels, Belgium - Stade Roi Boudoin *

9/25 Bordeaux, France - Le Vigean

9/26 San Sebastian, Spain - Anoeta Stadium *

9/28 Granada, Spain - La Industrial Copera

9/29 Seville, Spain - Olympic Stadium *

10/1 Santiago, Spain - Santiago De Compostela
10/2 Coimbra, Portugal - Estadio Cidade Coimbra *

10/3 Coimbra, Portugal - Estadio Cidade Coimbra *

10/5 Bilboa, Spain - Rockstar Barakaldo

10/6 Toulouse, France - Li Bikini

10/8 Rome, Italy - Olympic Stadium *

11/12 Lisbon, Portugal - Campo Pequeño

11/13 Madrid, Spain - Palacio Vistalegre

11/14 Barcelona, Spain - San Jordi Club

11/16 Marseille, France - Dock Du Sud

11/17 Milan, Italy - Palasharp

11/18 Vienna, Austria - Gasometer

11/20 Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom

11/21 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall

11/22 Dortmund, Germany - Westfalenhalle 2

11/24 Nottingham, England - Rock City

11/25 Newcastle, England - O2 Academy

11/26 Birmingham, England - O2 Academy

11/27 Edinburgh, Scotland - Corn Exchange

11/29 Dublin, Ireland - Olympia
11/30 Dublin, Ireland - Olympiav 12/1 Dublin, Ireland - Olympia

12/3 Manchester, England - Apollo

12/4 Liverpool, England - Liverpool University

12/6 London, England - O2 Academy Brixton
12/7 London, England - O2 Academy Brixton

* with U2

! with Twin Tigers