What a wonderful show last night! So good to be back. And what a warm welcome home. You guys are amazing.
We’d like to share with you our clip for Lights directed by Mr. Charlie White. Before this clip is available anywhere else, we’re posting it here as an HD download, free for you. We’re amazed by it, and think you’ll enjoy seeing it as the director intended it to be seen - in high quality. It takes a couple minutes to download, but trust us, it is worth it. (view)
And…we’ll be heading back out on the Stateside road come late July and through most of August. We can’t wait to pick up where we’re leaving off this week. Here’s a list of the summertime towns that we’ll be hitting. (view)
Snazzy New York City rockers Interpol played their first show since 2008 Monday night at Rochester, NY’s 1,300-person capacity Water Street Music Hall, where the band debuted not just two new members — but also tracks from their self-titled fourth album, out September 13.
Performing as a five-piece with the Secret Machines’ Brandon Curtis on keyboards and Slint/Tortoise/Zwan/Yeah Yeah Yeahs member David Pajo on bass (replacing founding low-ender Carlos Dengler, who recently exited to pursue a career in film), Interpol opened their 100-minute set with a menacing new song titled “Success.” They played with a well-rehearsed precision, like it was their 100th show together as a quintet, as they debuted newbies like “Lights” and “Summer Well,” which leaned even further towards atmosphere and mood than the rest of their set.
Pajo and Curtis held their end admirably. Pajo’s thick, rich bass tone anchored tracks like “Obstacle 1.” Later, as he plucked the rumbling low end on “NYC,” from the band’s debut Turn on the Bright Lights, the venue reverberated as the band’s lush, layered sound swelled. Curtis’ escalating keyboard runs gave emotional resonance to the interlocked riffs of frontman Paul Banks (pictured above) and lead guitarist Daniel Kessler.
See Interpol’s complete tour dates here. — Saby Reyes-Kulkarni
Interpol setlist: “Success” “Evil” “Say Hello to the Angels” “Summer Well” “NARC” “Lights” “NYC” “Mammoth” “PDA” “Take You on a Cruise” “Slow Hands” “Obstacle 1”
So it looks like Interpol decided to schedule more dates before they go overseas. The following dates aren’t on the website yet, but expect them to pop up after these first initial shows in June.
July 25 - Ram’s Head - Baltimore July 29 - The National - Richmond VA July 30 - NorVa - Norfolk VA August 5 - House of Blues - Boston August 9 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC August 15 - Vic Theater - Chicago
Interpol have announced their first major festival show of the year. They will be playing at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans which is held on October 29-31. The band will be playing along side Muse, Drake, Hot Chip & more.
For more information on the festival head on over to their site:
Seems to be a big news day. The band has also announced they have started up their own record label, Soft Limit, & are licensed to Cooperative Music throughout the world excluding North & South America.
So it seems Matador will be handling the North/South American release of the new self-titled album, with Soft Limit handling the rest of the world.
Cooperative Music has announced they will be releasing the album September 13.
So all in all: Sep 13 international release Sep 14 North/South America release
New York gloom-rock kings Interpol have returned to Matador, the label that introduced them to the world. Matador released their first two full-lengths, Turn on the Bright Lights (Pitchfork’s 20th favorite album of the last decade) and Antics. (Their last one, 2007’s not-exactly-beloved Our Love to Admire, came out on Capitol.)
We’ve already reported that their forthcoming fourth album will be self-titled and that former Slint member and all-around indie gunslinger David Pajo has joined the band, replacing departed bassist Carlos D. And now we can tell you that Matador will release the new album on September 14.
Also, Pajo’s not the only new member of the band. As Interpol themselves report on their website, Secret Machines member Brandon Curtis will join the band on their forthcoming tour dates. Curtis will sing and play keyboards.