Interpol have been missing in my musical mind for some time now. What I always thought was stiff dance music, much like their obvious influence of Joy Division, they have been missed in my music consciousness. Though they released an album in 2010 it feels like a decade since we have heard something great from this band.
They have lost their longtime bass player and have added a new keyboardist, but that is all behind the curtain stuff. Paul Banks is still taking the reins and even playing bass here and for it we are left with the first Interpol song I have wanted to dance to since "Evil."
They have announced their new album in a statement on June 5th. It will be called, "El Pintor" and released on September 9th. Here's the statement from the band:
It’s been a long time coming but we’re finally ready to share some new album news. We’d like to announce the release of our upcoming new album, El Pintor. We wrote & recorded the bulk of the album in 2013 in NYC and finished mixing it in London during the early part of this year. We’re very excited to share the album with all of you. The album was recorded at Electric Lady Studios & Atomic Sound by Mr James Brown and mixed by Mr Alan Moulder at Assault & Battery studios. We had a lot of fun making this record and can’t wait for you to hear it.
The album will be released on September 9th on Matador (North, South and Central America) and September 8th in all other territories by [PIAS]/CO-OP. You can pre-order the album here.
We also took the opportunity to capture some background film footage of the recording of the album. A first in our history. You can view a clip here.
All the best, Interpol "
You can pre-order the album here.
Welcome back, Interpol.
Here is the first track from "El Pintor", "All The Rage."
Reggae Rise Up takes over Liberty Park this weekend on the 12th and the 13th, so we thought we would pass on a handy users guide for the show.
Line-Up: Saturday the fest goes from 1pm - 11pm and Sunday, 2pm - 10pm.
Gates open at noon on both days. If you just want to go on Saturday the price is $30. A full, two-day pass is $50 and if you want to make the most of your experience the 21+, VIP pass is $100.
Tickets can be purchased here.
If you are wicked-smart and ride a bike, scooter or motorcycle or skateboard there will be 2-Wheel Valet parking for only $2 a day.
Car parking will be VERY limited so carpool, take Trax, Lyft, Uber, have your mom take you or walk.
If you need it, there is more info to be had at the official Reggae Rise Up page here. Oh, follow them on Facebook and Twitter as well for any updates.
Moz fans unite! Morrissey will release his 10th solo album on July 15th, but as the future refuses to allow things to be released on their actual date you can stream the new album early over at NPR.
Of course, Morrissey played Kingsbury Hall just a couple of months ago after making up for a cancelled date the previous year due to illness: his or his mother's depending on the source you talked to. He didn't play too many Smith's songs, which seemed to bother my buddy who had never seen Morrissey before, but felt he had seen a landmark rather than just show so he wasn't too disappointed.
Enjoy the stream.
From 1999 and 7, yes seven, album later, Rise Against are about to release "The Black Market" next Tuesday, July 15th you can officially purchase the album, but if you can't wait head over to iTunes radio and check it right now.
Their music slightly rusty, but in a good way and literary in verse. They are named after a keyboard shortcut. Their first single, "Fitzpleasure" is based on a novel called "Last Exit to Brooklyn" that isn't exactly family-friendly - nor mainstream. Somehow, beyond all those reasons many people found Alt-J to be something unique and interesting, which is not an easy feat these days. Pop music has taken over like weeds in the modern rock's garden.
Alt-J is following up their fantastic album, "An Awesome Wave" with "This Is All Yours" on September 22nd, which you can pre-order here.
Check you the first single "Left Hand Free" and album track, "Hunger of the Pine" below and catch them at The Complex on October 22nd. You can click here for tickets.
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