Words by Kristyn
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.
The video was shot on-location in Mexico City in June, during a whirlwind journey where Interpol announced their new album via a livestreamed press conference – only to be unexpectedly interrupted halfway through by a mysterious figure played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls, The Punisher), capturing the attention of fans and media alike.
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
8/24 – Brooklyn, NY – House of Vans
9/11 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre – w/ Sunflower Bean
9/12 – Montreal, QC – Olympia Theatre – w/ Sunflower Bean
9/13 – Toronto, ON – Rebel – w/ Sunflower Bean
9/14-16 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
9/16 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre – w/ Sunflower Bean
9/17 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Indoor Stage – w/ Sunflower Bean
9/27 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory – w/ Sunflower Bean
9/28 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall – w/ Sunflower Bean
9/29 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Lawn – w/ Sunflower Bean
10/1 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren – w/ Sunflower Bean
10/4 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl – w/ The Kills, Sunflower Bean
10/5 – San Diego, CA – SDSU Open Air Theater – w/ The Kills, Sunflower Bean
10/6 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre – w/ The Kills, Sunflower Bean
11/6 – Tokyo, Japan – Akasaka Blitz
11/14 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall w/ Nilüfer Yanya
11/16 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo – w/ Nilüfer Yanya
11/18 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theatre – w/ Nilüfer Yanya
11/23 – Hamburg, Germany – Mehr! Theater – w/ Nilüfer Yanya
11/24 – Copenhagen, Denmark – TAP1 – w/ Nilüfer Yanya
11/25 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom – w/ Nilüfer Yanya
11/27 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli Vredenburg – w/ Nilüfer Yanya
11/28 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National – w/ Nilüfer Yanya
11/29 – Paris, France – La Salle Pleyel w/ Nilüfer Yanya
2/16 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – w/ Car Seat Headrest, Snail Mail