Posted in MP3 | music | streams on June 26, 2012

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Paul Banks - Summertime is Here (MP3)

In case you haven't been outside in the last couple weeks, summertime is here. And if you don't believe me, perhaps you'd take the word of a more public figure, like Interpol's Paul Banks. Actually his song is called "Summertime is Coming," but he probably wrote it a while back. It will probably not usurp Carly Rae Jespen from her Queen of Summer 2012 iron throne, but it is a fine bit of Banks-ian melodrama. You can download it at the top of this post.

It's on Banks' new Julian Plenti Lives EP which came out today and features two Banks originals plus covers of J Dilla, Frank Sinatra (he kinda nails Ol Blue Eyes' "I'm a Fool to Want You"), and '80s-era composer Harold Faltermeyer (the guy who wrote the Beverly Hills Cop theme). You can listen to the whole thing below via a Spotify widget. Banks will also have an album out in the fall which seems more his season. He'll also be performing at FYF Fest in L.A. in September.

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Comments (13)

I sharted!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 10:55 AM

Respect for a J DIlla cover

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 10:55 AM

Wait...is that him?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 11:01 AM

contender for worst singer ever

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 11:09 AM

"In case you haven't been outside in the last couple weeks, summertime is here. And if you don't believe me, perhaps you'd take the word of a more public figure, like Interpol's Paul Banks."

who wrote this? I feel like I have peanut butter in my eyes when I tried to read the post. jesus.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 1:11 PM

dudes' career is kinda over

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 4:27 PM

Completely forgot he had this solo thing, I vaguely recall liking one of the songs from the first album but not caring for the rest of it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 6:11 PM

I liked it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 8:07 PM

All of you who believe in putting down as a way to feel better about yourself can go suck my left and right nut. Fuck you very much.

Posted by AV | June 27, 2012 11:53 PM

I'm a fool to want you great song.

Posted by jordon | July 28, 2013 1:05 PM

best music for the fans. great site and post.

Posted by inflora condo | October 13, 2013 12:53 AM

Love the song and love the fact that summer is finally here. I'm so happy and the song is really great!

Posted by bianca | November 20, 2014 7:07 AM

I don't usually like covers, but he really nailed the Frank Sinatra one. I think it sounds really good and it's a nice tribute.

Posted by ana | December 9, 2014 7:23 AM

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