Interpol has let fly the second single off this upcoming self-titled album. And the best thing we can say about is like previous song “Lights” this is the classic Interpol we’ve always loved. Perhaps that what makes all the band’s recent line-up and tour changes the more unnerving. We hate to see a band stumble right when hitting a musical stride. Good luck Interpol.
[Download] Interpol – “Barricade”
Interpol’s self-titled album is due out September 7th via Matador Records.
We thought the creepy partnership between Interpol and director Charlie White had peaked with this first video for “Evil” with that danged noseless puppet. But it looks like they were just getting started, and this latest video for “Lights” gets into some serious Handmaid’s Take territory with a story about harvesting pheremones for the rhinoserus god (or something like that). Good to see that even with resiudent goth Carlos D’s departure from the band earlier this year, Interpol are still not shiny happy people.
This is kind of a weird one. David Pajo played guitar in Slint, which makes him pretty unfuckwitable in the music game. He’s also worked with Stereolab, Tortoise and Royal Trux among other very cool bands over the past two decades. But, the 41-year-old musician seems to be the total opposite when it comes to star power. Carlos D, for all his idiosyncrasies, was a total bad-ass up there on stage, whether sporting an angular haircut and shoulder holster or some serious lip hair. Who are we supposed to look at now—that Ewan McGregor lookalike Paul Banks?
Who knows if Pajo will continue beyond the series of mostly-European dates the group has lined up. It’s been a weird couple months for Interpol, who released their first new single “Lights” last …
About a week ago, we were all excited to hear the new song by Interpol, “Lights,” a seeming return to their gothic roots that got us all re-excited about guitar rock back in 2003. We were especially titillated by bassist Carlos D, whose DJ sets combining everything from Guns N Roses to The Cure had us dancing night after night at burgeoning hipster parties like Steve Aoki’s and Franki Chan’s FUCKING AWESOME!!! Thursdays and the long running Club Bang. We even put him solo on the cover of URB, making him the first “rock star” cover in our magazine’s history. …MORE