Is there any sound more comforting than that of Paul Banks crooning esoteric nothings over impeccable fret work? No (maybe whale songs though). That’s why this is the right time to know that he has released new music under his solo Julian Plenti alias. “Summertime is Coming” is one of five tracks featured on his new Julian Plenti Lives… EP. It’s a spacious, multilayered effort that has a near theatrical feel. It has the gusto of Interpol’s “Take You on a Cruise” but all the humble sentiment and personality we have encountered in Julian Plenti’s world thus far. It’s a beautiful (and clearly tardy) announcement of summer’s arrival.
Catch Banks this summer at FYF Fest in September in Los Angeles.
Julian Plenti – Summertime is Coming (download)