"Carlos suggested the album should be called Celebrated Basslines of the Future. I hope that doesn’t get misconstrued, because Carlos is a very funny dude, and part of the joke is how egotistical of a remark that is. But it stayed with me because I’m a huge fan of that guy’s work, and later it reminded me that, yeah, basslines should be celebrated, and it is the future."
— Interpol frontman Paul Banks on Carlos D in Ian Cohen’s oral history of
Celebrated Basslines of the Future Turn on the Bright Lights.