The indie world is reeling from the news that everyone’s favourite moustachioed enigma – Carlos Dengler of Interpol (pictured left) – has quit the band. Here are 11 facts about the dapper legend.
NME once wrote of the bassist: “Part fascist pimp, part Louis XVI, Carlos D is the embodiment of everything we’ve ever wanted our rock stars to be.”
He owns an Italian greyhound named after depraved Roman despot Caligula.
Born and raised in Queens, New York, Carlos is of mixed German and Colombian descent.
Ever the renaissance man, Carlos has written and scored a rather gloomy short flim called Golgotha. Watch it here.
More recently, Carlos produced a 26-minute film called My Friends Told Me About You. In an amazingly pretentious press release, he explained that the movie was all about celebrity. “Celebrity is a kind of affliction,” he wrote. “A malaise, in essence, a condition.”
Carlos contributed to Interpol’s forthcoming fourth album, but will not be touring in support of it. In a statement on their official site, the band said: “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.”