I missed it, but the other night Interpol was on Letterman, but with the magic of YouTube, I was able to view it. Interpol played ‘Barricade’, a single that is currently on iTunes and off of their upcoming self titled new album (I can’t wait). I have to say I really dig these guys. I definitely have a thing for the baritone vocal style (ala Joy Division, National, etc).
I noticed Paul Banks (the singer/guitarist) was riding a Pedaltrain 2 pedal board, it got me thinking about gear. From this performance, I was unable to see what pedals were there, but I did find a photo on flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lavid/4130457946/ lavid has some other great shots of other artists, too!) of Paul with a decent shot of the pedal board. The photo was taken (or at least uploaded) on 11/23/2009, so it’s fairly recent.
Based off of this shot, I see the following:
Electro-Harmonix POG2 Polyphonic Octave Generator
Blackstar HT Series HT-DUAL Tube Distortion
Boss DS-1 Distortion? (bottom row, second from left)
WayHuge Aqua Puss
Boss TU-2 Tuner
MXR M-401 Boost Pedal (top row, left) – not sure.. possible carbon copy?
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