Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Interpol on Letterman Sept 9th

From Matador: "Interpol will be appearing on CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman”, Tuesday night, September 9."

Friday, September 5, 2014

Interpol plays iHeartRadio Theater tonight

Watch the show live here. Check back soon for highlights from the show.

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, NYC, Same Town New Story, Anywhere, Leif Erikson, My Desire, Hands Away, Breaker 1, Length of Love, All the Rage Back Home, Slow Hands.

Encore: Not Even Jail.

From I Heart Radio:

"Interpol is set to release their new album El Pintor on September 9th, but the band is also giving fans a taste of their new music with an exclusive show at the iHeartRadio Theater in New York City on Friday, September 5th, as part of iHeartRadio Live.

The band is set to perform songs from their brand new album, including their single "All The Rage Back Home," during their intimate iHeartRadio Live show. Fans definitely won't want to miss the band performing their new music live!

El Pintor is the band's fifth studio album and their first one since 2010. The album was produced by Interpol, with Daniel Kessler playing guitar and piano, Samuel Fogarino on drums, and Paul Banks on vocals, guitars, and taking over bass duties for the first time.

Fun fact, the album's title El Pintor is also an anagram for Interpol!

The best part is that no Interpol fan will miss out on the band's exclusive iHeartRadio Live show. Fans can tune in to a live stream on Clear Channel Alt and AAA radio station websites, as well as on at 7 p.m. ET on September 5th.

Don't miss all the rage!"

Enter to win tickets here.

New articles & interiews

Ibero 90.9 interview with Paul
Faster Louder
CoS picks Interpol's Top 10 Songs
Entertainment Weekly goes record shopping with Paul
The Australian interview with Paul
Wall Street Journal article

'El Pintor' reviews

Clash Music (7/10)
The Skinny (4/5)
The Five10 (9/10)
Rolling Stone Russia (4/5)
Sputnick Music (4/5)
Stereogum (mixed)
Drowned in Sound (9/10)
Music Feeds (mostly positive)
Flynndie Reviews (positive)
Under the Radar (7/10)
NME (8/10) 
The GW Hatchet (2.5/5)
The Spacelab (positive)
Rolling Stone (3.5/5)
Live4Ever (positive)
Tonedeaf (positive)
The Observer (mixed)
Consequence of Sound (positive)
Biola University Chimes (positive)
Faster Louder (7/10)
The Guardian (4/5)
The Guardian (3/5)
NewsOK (mixed)
The Wesleyan Argus (mixed/positive)
High Voltage (positive)
Exclaim (6/10)
Irish Independent (4/5)

Will add more as they get published.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

'El Pintor' release show at The Met in NYC Sept. 2nd

Setlist: Untitled, Leif Erikson, Length of Love, My Desire, Hands Away, NARC, Lights, All the Rage Back Home, Take You on a Cruise, The Lighthouse, Same Town, New Story, Not Even Jail, Say Hello to the Angels

Encore: NYC

Note: PDA was on the setlist, but not played.

Reviews/Articles: Drowned in Sound / Consequence of Sound / Billboard / Noisey / Examiner / Diffuser / NY Post

Videos: All the Rage Back Home / Say Hello to the Angels / NYC

From Pitchfork:
Interpol Announce El Pintor Record Release Performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art In the Ancient Egyptian ruin the Temple of Dendur

Interpol's El Pintor, the full-length followup to 2010's Interpol,  is out September 9 on Matador. Earlier this week, they shared their new track "Ancient Ways". Today, they announced a release show for the record at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. It takes place September 2 at the museum's Temple of Dendur (in the Sackler Wing), an ancient Egyptian structure that dates back to the reign of Augustus Caesar.

The show will celebrate the new Interpol album as well as the Met's new mobile app.

Tickets on sale now! And now sold out.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Interpol in the new NME

Interpol takes over Gigwise

The full version of the making of 'El Pintor'.

Interviews with Sam, Paul, Daniel.

Interpol on books, movies, and music.

Win a vinyl copy of 'El Pintor'.

'The Depths'

From The Line of Best Fit. This will be the bonus track on the iTunes pre-order version of 'El Pintor'.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

NPR 1st listen live webcast

Update (08/29/14): The streaming video has been uploaded. Watch it here.

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, Hands Away, Breaker 1 (live debut), Length of Love, My Desire, Not Even Jail, Anywhere, Same Town New Story (live debut), Take You on a Cruise, All the Rage Back Home.

L.A. Weekly Review

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Win tickets to Interpol's Portland show on Sept. 17th

Enter here.

Pre-order at iTunes, get bonus track 'The Depths'

'El Pintor' red vinyl at Urban Outfitters

Interviews with Paul

Very good interviews with Paul at Clash Music and The Guardian.

Radio premiere of 'My Desire' today

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Interpol's Second Act: Inside the Gloom Kings' Return

New interview at Rolling Stone. Some highlights:

"No one was blindsided when Carlos left," says Banks. "Marriages end, you know? It's a miracle that we did more than two records."
Banks hasn't stayed in touch with Dengler, but he says there's no bad blood between them. Sam Fogarino, Interpol's longtime drummer, is less diplomatic. "Carlos had very narcissistic tendencies," Fogarino says over the phone a few days later. "It got to the point where he was dismissive of the notion of a rock band. All of a sudden, he had no respect for something that we still love. That's kind of hard to swallow."

Paul: "As the Lord above has ordained it, everyone is now upon my dick!"

Adds Banks, "It was like, 'Wow, fuck, there's new creative DNA here, and the molecule is sustaining.' We're new beasts now, and we're thriving."
This thought leads him off on a tangent about Splice, the 2009 sci-fi film starring Adrien Brody: "Ever seen that? Crazy movie, man – they make an alien, then he bangs it. Sorry – spoiler. But I would compare this album to that."
Kessler laughs and shakes his head. "If that doesn't sell," says the guitarist, "I don't know what will."

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

'El Pintor' full album stream

Listen to the official full album stream of 'El Pintor' at KCRW.

Have a question for Paul?

Monday, August 25, 2014

2 bonus tracks on Target's 'El Pintor'

If you buy El Pintor' at Target, you get 2 bonus tracks - Malfeasance & Slow Hands (live at Brixton Academy). (Thanks )

Interpol play Bowery Ballroom on Sept. 4th

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Interpol plays Las Vegas tonight

August 21st, 2014
Mophie Stage - The Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan
Doors at 8 PM

ACL Late Night Show on Oct. 5th

Interpol will be playing one of the ACL Late Night Shows on Oct. 5th at Stubbs Outside in Austin, TX. Pre-sale starts Aug. 21st at 10 AM. General sales start Aug. 22nd.

Password is RAINEY. Use it here at 10 AM central time.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Interpol plays Tempe, AZ tonight

August 20th, 2014
Marquee Theatre
Doors at 6:30 PM / Show at 8 PM

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, My Desire, Leif Erikson, Not Even Jail, NYC, Anywhere, NARC, Take You on a Cruise, All the Rage Back Home, PDA

Encore: Lights, Slow Hands

Note: Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down and Obstacle 1were listed on setlist as the final songs of the encore, but were apparently not played. And Slow Hands was moved from set closer to show closer. Based on a report on

Videos: Not Even Jail / Take You on a Cruise / All the Rage Back Home /

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New shows added for North American/European tours

Catching up on some of the recently added shows.

For North American 2014 tour:
Sept. 19th - Sacramento, CA (Ace of Spades)
Sept. 22nd - Pomonoa, Ca (Fox Theatre) Tickets on sale Aug. 22nd
Nov. 12th - Chicago, IL (Riviera Theatre)
Nov. 26th - New York, NY (Terminal 5
Nov. 30th - Washington, DC (9:30 Club)

For the European Winter 2015 tour:
Feb. 7th - London, UK (Roundouse)
Feb. 11th & 12th - Dublin, IE (Olympia)

Monday, August 18, 2014