Brace yourself everyone, Interpol is back. That’s right, the former kings of indie rock have just announced the release of their first album in four years.
Speculation over when the NY-natives would release another album first began when Interpol announced their first major U.S. tour in almost three years. The tour has Interpol scheduled to hit New York City, London and Paris, as well as a number of other major festivals such as Lollapalooza and FYF fest. A tour of this scope meant only one thing … the epic return of Interpol could be just around the corner.
Then, as if the music gods heard our prayers, the band announced on June 5 they would be releasing a new album titled, El Pintor, this September. A promotional video for the album that accompanied the big news can be found at the bottom of this post. Recent videos have surfaced of the band performing new material at a show in Newcastle, England. Despite the sound quality not being the best, just seeing the men in suits back up on stage, doing what they do best, gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling. Yeah. That’s right. I said it.
From what you can hear in the videos, it sounds like Interpol is moving back to their earlier, grittier days, reminiscent of Turn On the Bright Lights and Antics. Hard to believe that those two albums are already over a decade old, and during those ten years, Interpol has grown to be one of the most beloved indie rock bands of our generation. I mean let’s be honest, who hasn’t imagined themselves walking through New York City listening to Paul Banks’ introspective story of a lonely man in a big city on “NYC.” So mark your calendar folks, September 9 is already shaping up to be one of the best days for music this year.
Watch the video and hear “Rest My Chemistry” below.