Anyone who knows me, knows that I love for Interpol. Live for them. So it would be a mistake to say that Interpol’s back—because did they ever truly leave?
This new video is Interpol as it’s finest. I love how each of their albums (and corresponding tracks from various albums) still retain the classic Interpol sound—atmospheric and dark; gloomy but not entirely depressing—but are distinct in their own right.
Nothing, and I mean nothing, compares to Turn on the Bright Lights, but I still find myself coming back and enjoying their new tunes almost as much. Which is saying a hell of a lot for a music snob like myself.
Their forthcoming Dave Fridmann-produced new album, Marauder, comes out in a few weeks (August 24th) on Matador Records. And this video is a precursor for what’s to come.
Today, the mystery has finally been revealed with the release of the video directed by Gerardo Naranjo (Narcos, The Bridge) – giving further context to the elusive cult-like character, ‘The Rover’ himself, blurring the line between documentary and fever dream in a heady montage of psychedelic, hedonistic adventures. If it sounds strange, that’s because it kind of is. And that’s all fine.
Check their Worldwide Tour Dates below:
8/13 – Mexico City, Mexico – Teatro De La Ciudad Esperanza Iris
8/14 – Mexico City, Mexico – Teatro De La Ciudad Esperanza Iris
8/23 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer – w/ Honduras