Less than a year after replacing founder Carlos D, Interpol is once again switching bassists, as Dave Pajo quit the group. The announcement came from a statement on the band’s website.
”I would like to announce that I will no longer be performing live with Interpol on their upcoming campaign,” Pajo stated. “I’ll be taking a break from touring to focus on family. There are no personal, artistic or health reasons — it’s really as simple as that!”
This comes days before Interpol is due to begin a European trek spanning the month of March, but a replacement has already been found.
“We have tapped our friend Brad Truax to perform bass duties effective immediately,” the band explained. “Brad is the man. His musical resume includes work with a horde of awesome bands: Home, Soldiers of Fortune, Gang Gang Dance, The Broke Revue, Animal Collective, Cass McCombs, White Magic… He’s got taste and he’s got chops. And that’s what we want.”
The group is touring behind their latest album, Interpol, which they released in September 2010.