According to indie record label Matador‘s blog (Matablog), Paul Banks of Interpol is set to release Julian Plenti Lives …, a five-track solo EP, on June 12. Interestingly enough, Julian will precede the debut of Banks’ full-length LP in the fall.
The EP — which features covers of J Dilla, Frank Sinatra, and Harold Faltermeyer songs — will be available everywhere digitally, with 2,300 vinyl and 1,500 CD limited-edition copies made available worldwide. Proud collectors can pre-order physical copies here.
The EP’s focal track is titled, “Summertime is Coming” — which, adjectivally, is described by Matablog as “brooding.” The remaining track will be an all-instrumental piece.
Fun fact: Harold Faltermeyer is the German composer responsible for some of the 1980s’ most iconic synthpop-laden scores and soundtracks, including Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun, and my personal favorite, The Running Man. How cool is that?