Thank you, but I would be nothing if it weren’t for all the other Interpol fans out there! :)
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
“Say Hello to the Angels”
“Take You on a Cruise”
“Not Even Jail”
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