Carlos Dengler quits Interpol

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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.

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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.”

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He owns an Italian greyhound named after depraved Roman despot Caligula.

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Born and raised in Queens, New York, Carlos is of mixed German and Colombian descent.

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Ever the renaissance man, Carlos has written and scored a rather gloomy short flim called Golgotha. Watch it here.

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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.”

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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.”

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