Guess Who No. 13: Coachella 2007 edition

D_lSo, PopWatchers, did you figure out who the mysterious man-with-dog was from Tuesday’s Coachella gallery? No, it wasn’t DMX. But good guess.

In fact, the unidentified rocker (pictured, left) was none other than Interpol bassist Carlos D, who made fashion headlines at the festival with his mustache-and-bolo-tie makeover. With his trademark pseudo-Goth chic (pictured, right), Carlos has long been a fixture of New York’s downtown punk revival scene. But it seems the nascent vamp in Carlos was scared off by the desert sun, leading him to shed his androgynous hipster veneer and reemerge as what can only be described as a metrosexual urban cowboy… with a ‘stache-soulpatch combo that’s a little more Billy Bob Thornton than Burt Reynolds.

Lead singer Paul Banks was also looking particularly svelte as Interpol unveiled some new music for the Coachella crowds, but Carlos’ face (or, more accurately, what was growing on his face) remained a primary topic of Internet chatter for pop fashionistas. No word on what his Italian greyhound Gaius made of the performance, but most likely he was busy watching his back for any celeb dogs named Brutus.

What do you think, PopWatchers? Should Mr. D keep his new style, or should he be questioned by actual Interpol officers for crimes against fashion? Will bolo ties be the next accessory du jour for the indie crowd? Is Gaius the new Tinkerbell? Help us out, because we’re a little confused…

addCredit(“New Carlos D: Christy Bush; Old Carlos D: John Sciulli/”)

Comments (15 total) Add your comment
  • furry_tom

    Are they touring with The Killers? It looks like Brandon Flowers rubbed off on him (no dirty joke intended).

  • eli

    I agree w/stealing Brandon Flower’s new wave cowboy look. But he also looks like the guy that was on Suddenly Susan that’s now on LOST. I’m not sure of his name but LOST fans should know who I’m talking about. Do you think he’ll wear a gun holster on his hip now instead of the shoulder strap?

  • antonio rigo righetti

    hey stop please…and come visit my space ( there are 4 tracks to listen and then you can go on to look to the way people dress instead of listenin’ to what they are sayn’….i wait for you

  • Stella Divina

    I’m going to miss his “pseudo-Goth chic,” but that doesn’t change the fact that Interpol is amazing. :]

  • Ceballos

    So I guess Carlos D got tired of being Crispin Glover…I don’t know, but I like the way he’s rocking the new look.

  • DLC

    I think he looks like Christopher from the Sopranos. I like his new look. He is actually sporting a tan!!!

  • Martha

    Ceballos, I thought of Crispin Glover immediately on seeing the right-hand picture as well. Funny. Now he looks kind of Brandon Flowers meets Liev Schrieber with James Taylor’s 70s facial hair. The dog is a nice touch.

  • ger

    There’s a little too much Screech going on in that photo on the left for my taste.

  • dma69

    So he goes from the Crispin Glover look to the Brandon Flowers look? WTF? I’m not liking this at all. I can’t believe they’re the same person. The dog is cute, but I’m puzzled by this new look.

  • esbeerod

    The “after” look reminds me of Kevin Kline circa “A Fish Called Wanda”

  • E. Black

    I like both of his looks. The old and the new. I don’t see how dressing up like a Western gentleman is stealing from Brandon Flowers. And if one more person says “cowboy” I’ll be sending them a history book. The only thing that matters is that Interpol is still amazing and that Carlos is still an awesome bassist.

  • ThisTemporaryLife

    What? He doesn’t look a thing like Flowers.

  • alejandra c.

    i don’t like his new look, i prefer the black suit and the white skin like a salamander

  • Meredith

    I really do like Carlos new look. his old one was great too. He looks Sexy in Both Pictures

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