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,
You can pre-order the album here.
Welcome back, Interpol.
Here is the first track from "El Pintor", "All The Rage."