Interpol are changing bass players, again.
Brad Truax will be taking over from Dave Pajo, effective immediately. A mate of the band Truax has played with Gang Gang Dance, Animal Collective, Cass McCombs, White Magic and more – not a bad CV.
Original bassist Carlos D was replaced by Dave Pajo just last year but now Pajo is stepping down due to family commitments.
Statement by Interpol:
Dave has decided to step out of the spotlight for a spell, and will no longer be touring with Interpol.
We’re all friends. It’s just an Out-of-the-hotel, Into-the-home sorta thing.
He’s going to be missed to be sure. Aside from being an exceptional musician, Pajo is a wonderful person to be around.
He’s sharp as a tack and funny as all get-out.
Anyway, if you saw us perform recently, I’m sure you’ll agree – we were lucky to have him.
Dave wanted to speak to you personally, so please see below for a note from the man himself.
Statement by Dave Pajo:
I would like to announce that I will no longer be performing live with Interpol on their upcoming campaign. 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!
I would like to thank Paul, Daniel, Sam, Brandon, everyone in the crew, and all of the Interpol fans for the remarkable support and patronage they have shown me during my time with them. I feel a tremendous amount of love and respect for everyone involved and will genuinely miss them.
I will continue to record and perform music, with bands as well as solo, I just won’t be touring as much.
I am truly grateful for the experience and look forward to enjoying Interpol in the future, as a fan and friend.
Walk in light, walk in darkness.
Here’s Pajo performing ‘NYC’ with Interpol in The Olympia, Dublin in December 2010.