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 iHeartRadio.com 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 setlist.fm.

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)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014

Interpol plays Lollapalooza tonight



Aug. 1st, 2014
Lollapaloza at Grant Park in Chicago, IL
4:45 - 5:45 on the Bud Light Stage

The show will be live streamed here and on the Lollapalooza website at 6 PM eastern, 5 PM central, 4 PM mountain, 3 PM pacific, and 11 PM in the UK.

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, Hands Away, Not Even Jail, Obstacle 1, NYC, Anywhere, NARC, All the Rage Back Home, PDA, Slow Hands

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Interpol plays Thalia Hall in Chicago tonight

July 31st, 2014
Spin's Lollapalooza Kickoff Party
Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL

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

Encore: Lights, Slow Hands

Videos: Leif Erikson / My Desire / Take You on a Cruise / All the Rage Back Home /

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Interpol plays HoB Chicago tonight

July 30th, 2014
House of Blues in Chicago, IL

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

Encore: Lights, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down, Obstacle 1

Videos: Evil / All the Rage Back Home / Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down / Obstacle 1 /

Friday, July 25, 2014

Interpol plays Splendour in the Grass tonight

July 25th, 2014
Splendour in the Grass Festival in Byron Bay, Australia

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, Hands Away, My Desire, NYC, Not Even Jail, Anywhere, NARC, Lights, All the Rage Back Home, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down, Slow Hands

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Interpol plays Byron Bay, Australia tonight

July 24th, 2014
Great Northern Hotel in Byron Bay, Australia

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, Hands Away, My Desire, NYC, Not Even Jail, Anywhere, NARC, Lights, All the Rage Back Home, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down, Slow Hands

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

No Hidden Agenda: The Return Of Interpol

Great interview at The Quietus.

Presales start this morning at 10 am

Don't forget, the presales for the Autumn tour of North America start this morning at 10 am local time. Good luck!

New European dates announced for 2015!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Interpol plays ATP Iceland tonight

July 12th, 2014
All Tomorrow's Parties in Keflavik, Iceland
Atlantic Studios Midnight - ?

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

Encore: Lights, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down

New articles & interviews

NOS Live - Video interview with Sam
The Quietus - "There Never had to be another LP"
NME - Paul Banks: "I Would love to not tour"
Undertoner - "It’s the best thing ever! It’s better than bread"

Friday, July 11, 2014

Rolling Stone interview with Paul

Very nice, and funny, interview with Paul at Rolling Stone.

Going back to your solo work: is Julian Plenti done? Is he ever going to come back?
Well I did put out an EP called Julian Plenti Lives to sort of answer that.

And I read on a forum that you may be retiring the name.
Yeah, I think I will.  But when I say that the solo stuff existed before Interpol, I was supposed to be Julian Plenti in Interpol. That was my artist name when we were putting together Bright Lights.
We had a band meeting where I said, "OK, I'm going to be Julian Plenti," and they said, "Dude, we're all being ourselves, so why don't you drop the fucking weird name and just use your real name?" So I said, "All right, I'll use Julian Plenti for my solo work, and I'll be Paul Banks for the band."

I think it's hilarious that the band called you out on it.
Yeah, I know. And then Carlos fucking became Carlos D, and it was like, "Well, shouldn't you be Carlos Dengler if I'm fucking Paul Banks?" Whatever.

:)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Interpol plays Optimus Alive tonight

July 10th, 2014
Optimus Alive in Osiras, Portugal
Palco NOS Stage 22:30 - ?

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

Photos: Demotix

Videos: Say Hello to the Angels / Leif Erikson /

Interpol To Spend "A Lot Of 2015" In The UK

Listen to Daniel's interview with XFM last night.

"Speaking to XFM's Danielle Perry about the record, first single All The Rage Back Home and touring plans, guitarist Daniel Kessler admitted they do intend spend "a lot" of time here once El Pintor has been released.

"I think a lot of 2015 will be spent in the UK and so forth, he said. "We always enjoy playing shows in the UK.

"We did the March shows, the NME shows, and that was really tremendous to be back and get such a warm responsive welcome from everyone. Obviously Glastonbury and the recent London show we did were really special for us so I'm really looking forward to it. It's been really, truly a pleasure to be doing this run right now so, we're having a good time."

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

'All the Rage Back Home' now available

 'All the Rage Back Home' is available now on iTunes in Switzerland, Russia, Italy, France, and the US. Should be everywhere soon.

'All the Rage Back Home' official video

Articles about this: Billboard / Diffuser / Rolling Stone / Paste / Stereogum / Music Times / Consequence of Sound / Pitchfork / Brooklyn Vegan / NME / Hollywood Reporter / Vanyaland / Radio.com / Counteract / Spin / Gigwise

Interpol disappoint One Direction fans...good! :)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

'All the Rage Back Home' studio version stream

Listen to a stream of the studio version of  'All the Rage Back Home' here. Thanks, @RobertGreally.

The track was released today for the press to download, but due to a mix up, it was made available to a wider group of people. If you got it, you were very lucky. :)

Amazon still has a release date of July 10th, so not much longer to wait for the rest of us.

And the official premiere of the song will be tomorrow on BBC Radio 1:

Interpol plays Festival De Nimes tonight

July 8th, 2014
Festival De Nimes in Nimes, France
Interpol at 20:00 / Arctic Monkeys at ?

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, My Desire, Hands Away, Not Even Jail, NYC, Obstacle 1, Anywhere, NARC, Take You on a Cruise, PDA, Slow Hands

Photos: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 (Anne with Daniel) - 11 - 12 - 13 -

Video Clips: Evil 1 - 2 / Obstacle 1 /

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Interview with Daniel at Open'er Festival 2014

So 14 songs recorded, 10 on the album, 1 as an iTunes bonus, that leaves 3 unaccounted for. B-sides?

Interpol plays Rock Werchter tonight

July 6th, 2014
Rock Werchter in Werchter, Belgium
KluB C 23:45 - 00:45
Watch the live stream here (only streamed Angels and Evil).
Listen to them on Pure FM (well, they were broadcasting).

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, Anywhere, Hands Away, Not Even Jail, NYC, Obstacle 1,  NARC, Take You on a Cruise, All the Rage Back Home, PDA, Slow Hands.

Reviews: Proximus Go For Music

Photos: 1 - 2 - 3 -

Video clips: Obstacle 1 /

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Interpol plays Roskilde tonight

July 5th, 2014
Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark
Arena Stage Midnight - ?

Setlist: Not Even Jail, Slow Hands

Photos: Here Today / 1 - 2 -

Interpol live at Le Rock Dans Tous Ses Etats


Interpol - Full Live - Le Rock dans tous ses... by sourdoreille

Complete show (except for the 3 new songs and PDA) from June 28th in France.
Thanks, Anne.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Interpol plays Leipzig tonight!

July 3rd, 2014
Taubchenthal in Leipzig, Germany
Doors at 7 PM, Childhood at 8?, Interpol at 9?

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, My Desire, Hands Away, Not Even Jail, Anywhere, NYC, NARC, Leif Erikson, All the Rage Back Home, PDA, Slow Hands

Encore: Lights, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down, Obstacle 1

Photos: 1

Videos: Evil / My Desire / NYC / All the Rage Back Home /

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Interpol plays Open'er Festival tonight!

July 2nd, 2014
Open'er Festival in Gdynia, Poland
20:00 - 21:30 on the Open'er Stage
Live stream here.

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, My Desire, Hands Away, Not Even Jail, NYC, Obstacle 1, Lights, Anywhere, Leif Erikson, NARC, Take You on a Cruise, All the Rage Back Home, PDA, Slow Hands.

Photos: 1 -

Videos: Evil / C'mere / Not Even Jail / NYC / Obstacle 1

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Interpol plays Berlin tonight!

July 1st, 2014
FritzClub at Postbahnhof in Berlin, Germany
Doors at 20:00, Childhood at 21:00, Interpol at 22:00.

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

Encore: Lights, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down, Obstacle 1

Photos: 1 - 2 -

Videos: My Desire / Anywhere / Take You on a Cruise / PDA / Lights /

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Interpol plays Rock A Field tonight!

June 29th, 2014
Rock A Field in Luxembourg
Startin' Stage 21:10 - 22:10

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, My Desire, Hands Away, Not Even Jail, Obstacle 1, NYC, Anywhere, NARC, All the Rage Back Home, PDA, Slow Hands

Photos: 1

Videos: Say Hello to the Angels 1 - 2 / My Desire 1 - 2 / Not Even Jail / NYC / NARC / All the Rage Back Home / PDA / Slow Hands

Interview from Exclaim

From Exclaim:

Interpol Discuss "Immediate and Confident" New Record, Possibility of 'Antics' Reissue
By Matt Bobkin

Critically acclaimed New York post-punk revivalists Interpol recently announced their fifth LP, El Pintor, which isn't due until September 8 on Matador. While the group have yet to reveal any of the studio recordings, they have played the album's first three tracks, "All the Rage Back Home," "My Desire" and "Anywhere," at recent shows.

Speaking to Exclaim!, guitarist Daniel Kessler explains that "All the Rage Back Home" is "probably the first single." Drummer Sam Fogarino goes on to describe the track as "kind of a power-pop song but it still has that Interpol angst. Just when you think it's too happy and too content, I keep falling down half the time." Featuring an abrupt tempo shift that lurches the track forward, the song sets a tone for the record that Fogarino describes as "immediate and confident, without being dismissive."

Another track that Fogarino discusses in great detail is "My Blue Supreme." According to the drummer, "I kinda fell into this Bowie-influence — Station to Station, Scary Monsters and even Let's Dance. [It's] really dancey but kind of angular at the same time, and I think without anyone else knowing that they kind of fell into that too, and I didn't want to say anything, because you don't want to put like a spell on it."

El Pintor is the first LP recorded without longtime bassist Carlos Dengler, who departed after the completion of 2010's self-titled record. The position, filled in the studio by vocalist Paul Banks, was a welcome change for the group.

"With no disparaging to Carlos, he really stopped caring about playing bass a long time ago and Paul was the opposite. He really felt that he didn't want to just fill somebody's void, he wanted to make it just as good and then better," remarks Fogarino.

Kessler also admits that Banks picking up the four-string was a last-minute decision. "We had no idea he was gonna play bass, we didn't know how that was going to go. Truthfully, we didn't really have a plan beforehand at all."

This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the band's second record, Antics. While they released a commemorative deluxe edition of their debut, Turn on the Bright Lights, upon its 10th anniversary two years ago, Kessler says that, if there is a deluxe reissue on the horizon, it's probably not coming out this year.

"Maybe we'll try to do something at some point along this campaign, it'd be nice. I spent a lot of damn time putting that whole [deluxe Turn on the Bright Lights reissue] together, and that took me forever but it was great. It'd be nice to do something for Antics as well, maybe we'll find the time while we're out there."

And as to El Pintor, both bandmates are confident that the record is one of the band's finest. Says Kessler, "We're excited to share this record, I'm super jazzed. I'm a little hesitant to say too much because it's our fifth record. I know I've said it before, this feels like our best record, but you should always feel this way about your body of work, and I do feel pretty jazzed about it and I can't wait for people to hear it."

3 Questions with Dan at Glastonbury 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Interpol plays Rock Dans Tous Ses Etats tonight!


Interpol - Full Live - Le Rock dans tous ses... by sourdoreille
June 28th, 2014
Rock Dans Tous Ses Etats in Evreux, France
SCÈNE A 22:25 - 23:35

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, My Desire, Hands Away, Not Even Jail, Obstacle 1, NYC, Lights, Anywhere, NARC, Take You on a Cruise, PDA, All the Rage Back Home, Slow Hands

Photos: Wallendorff / 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 -

Video clips: C'mere 

Videos: Lights / Slow Hands /

Friday, June 27, 2014

Interpol plays Glastonbury tonight!

June 27th, 2014
Glastonbury in Pilton, UK
Other Stage 19:15 - 20:15

Thunderstorms and a power cut briefly halted all performances, but the storms have passed, and everything is resuming, though running late now. Actual start time was 20:13. Ended at 21:00

You should be able to watch the show at the BBC Glastonbury website. If it doesn't work in your country, try using TunnelBear or Hola.

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, Not Even Jail, NYC, Obstacle 1, Anywhere, NARC, All the Rage Back Home, PDA, Slow Hands.

Reviews & Articles: Gigwise

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Interpol plays London tonight!

June 25th, 2014
Electric Ballroom in London, UK
Sold Out
Doors at 7:30 PM, Childhood at 8:30, Interpol at 9:30.

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, My Desire, Hands Away, Not Even Jail, NYC, Anywhere, NARC, Leif Erikson, All the Rage Back Home, PDA, Slow Hands

Encore: Lights, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down, Obstacle 1

Photos: Johanna Rose / Mars / Line of Best Fit / Eleonora Collini

Video clips:  Anywhere

Videos: Evil / My Desire / Hands Away / Not Even Jail / NYC / NARC /

Reviews & Articles: NME / Gigwise

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Interpol plays Paris tonight!

June 24th, 2014 L'Alhambra in Paris, France
Childhood opens at 7:30 PM. Interpol on at 9.

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, My Desire, Hands Away, Not Even Jail, NYC, Anywhere, NARC, Leif Erikson, All the Rage Back Home, PDA, Slow Hands

Encore: Lights, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down, Obstacle 1

Photos: We Love Music / Mauro Melis (Facebook) / 1 - 2 - 3 (setlist) - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9

Videos: Say Hello to the Angels / Evil / Not Even Jail 1 - 2 / Leif Erikson 1 - 2 - 3 / Slow Hands / Lights 1 - 2 /

Video clips: Evil 1 - 2 / C'mere / Not Even Jail / NYC /

Reviews: Toute La Culture

'All the Rage Back Home' out July 9th

Amazon says 'All the Rage Back Home' will be available on July 9th. Looks like they are doing the pre-order deal like iTunes. Pre-order 'El Pintor' now, get 'All the Rage Back Home' early.

Paul & Sam interview at Hurricane Festival

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Interpol plays Southside Festival tonight!

June 22nd, 2014
Southside Festival in Neuhausen, Germany
Blue Stage 19:15 - 20:30

Setlist (Incomplete): Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, Obstacle 1, All the Rage Back Home, PDA, Slow Hands,


Photos: 1 -

Video clips: Evil /

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Interpol plays Hurricane Festival tonight!

(Note: All of the new songs have been edited out.)
A complete version here.

June 21st, 2014
Hurricane Festival in Scheessel, Germany
Blue Stage 22:30 - 23:45
In the US, that's 4:30 PM eastern, 3:30 central, 2:30 mountain, 1:30 pacific.
Watch the live webcast here or here.

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, My Desire, Hands Away, Not Even Jail, NYC, Obstacle 1, Lights, Anywhere, NARC, Take You on a Cruise, All the Rage Back Home, PDA, Slow Hands.

Paul after Lights: "Sam Fogarino on drums. Every day, all day. That's what we call him."

Videos: My Desire / Anywhere / All the Rage Back Home /

Friday, June 20, 2014

Interpol plays Best Kept Secret festival tonight!

June 20th, 2014
Best Kept Secret Festival in Hivarenbeek, Netherlands
Stage Two 21:15 - 22:15

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'Mere My Desire, Hands Away, Not Even Jail, Obstacle 1, NYC, Anywhere, NARC, Take You on a Cruise, All the Rage Back Home, PDA, Slow Hands.

Photos: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 -



Some Sound Advice for Sam

Janessa Slater (Saturday Night Live's Vanessa Beyer) gives Sam some Sound Advice (starts at 2:54).

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Live stream from Best Kept Secret Festival

From @3voor12: "3voor12 and 3FM stream live concerts this weekend from @ BKSfestival NPO 101. See the timetable here" They will stream Interpol's set at 21.15 local time. In the US, that's 3:15 PM eastern, 2:15 central, 1:15 mountain, 12:15 pacific.

Update: Looks like this will only be available to those in the Netherlands.

Official live video of 'Anywhere'

Interpol have posted an official live video of the new song 'Anywhere', recorded March 27th, 2014 in London at Brixton Academy.

Interpol play Splendour pre-party on July 24th

From The Music:

"If you can’t attend this year’s epic Splendour In The Grass festival – and even if you can, but your thirst for revelry still yearns to be quenched – then you’ll be stoked to know the festival is throwing its official pre-party on Thursday, July 24, at Byron Bay’s The Northern.

Any run-of-the-mill pre-party would be excellent on its own, but Splendour isn’t your run-of-the-mill festival, and so the three-day camping event is taking things up a notch by bringing along line-up stars such as NYC-bred post-punk icons Interpol, Baltimore movers and shakers Future Islands, Lisbon-based six-piece techno/hip hop/dance fusion outfit Buraka Som Sistema, rising buzz band DMA’s, and Adelaide rapper Tkay Maidza, as well as showcasing DJ sets from Art Vs Science and Fishing.

Understandably, ticket availability will be strictly limited once they go on sale via The Northern from 9am on Thursday, June 26. Create/Control, Secret Sounds and Dew Process mail-out subscribers will have the first stab at tickets, from 9am the day before. Entry will set you back $65 plus a booking fee.
Head over to the Secret Sounds website for more information

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Interpol have made a new video

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Interpol plays Governor's Ball in NYC tonight!

June 8th, 2014
The Governor's Ball at Randall's Island in NYC
Big Apple Stage from 8 - 9:15 pm

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

Encore: Lights, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down, Obstacle 1

Photos: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 -

Video clips: Angels / Evil / C'mere / Hands Away / NYC / Take You on a Cruise / All the Rage Back Home / PDA / Slow Hands / Stella 1 - 2 /

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Interpol plays Field Trip in Toronto tonight!

June 7th, 2014
Field Trip in Toronto, Canada
Garrison Stage from 9:30 - 11pm

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

Encore: Lights, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down, Obstacle 1

Note: Leif Erikson was listed on the stage setlist, but crossed out and replaced by NYC.

Photos: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 - 31 (setlist)

Video clips: Say Hello to the Angels / Evil 1 - 2 - 3 / NYC 1 - 2 / Lights / Stella /

Friday, June 6, 2014

Lollapalooza "aftershow" on July 30th

Lollapalooza Aftershow
Wednesday July 30th at 8pm
Interpol with Strand of Oaks
House of Blues, Chicago
Tickets go on sale June 6th at 10am.

Update (06/04/14): Pre-sale on right now. You can either download the Live Nation app and get them there, enter code word Loyalfan, or if you have a Citi credit card, use the first 6 digits of your account number as your code word.

Update (06/06/14): Tickets go on sale at 10am this morning. Good luck! 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Interpol plays Burlington, VT tonight!

June 5th, 2014
Higher Ground in Burlington, VT
Doors at 8. Teen started at 8:45, finished at 9:30. Interpol started at 10:05, main set ended at 11:05, encore started at 11:08, show ended at 11:25.

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

Encore: Lights, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down, Obstacle 1

Photos: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 -


Thanks to MickelCure (@curepol) for the updates & photos tonight.

Behind the scenes of the making of 'El Pintor'

New album, 'El Pintor', out Sept. 9th!

According to a fan who spoke to Sam after last night's show, the new album is scheduled for release on Sept. 9th, 2014.

Update: Now confirmed! The new album is called 'El Pintor', Spanish for The Painter, and an anagram of Interpol.

From Matador: "On September 9, we’ll be releasing INTERPOL’s first new album in 4 years, ‘El Pintor’ on LP, compact disc and all digital formats. . Recorded at Electric Lady Studios and Atomic Sound in New York City with engineer James Brown, the band’s fifth album – taut and epic in equal measure – finds Interpol recharged, and ready to reclaim their mantle as one of the planet’s best. ‘El Pintor’’s songs (track listing below) were written and produced by Interpol, with Daniel Kessler playing guitar & piano, Samuel Fogarino on drums, and Paul Banks on vocals, guitars, and taking over bass duties for the first time. The album also features contributions from The Secret Machines’ Brandon Curtis (keyboards), Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. (Beck, Air) playing keyboards on “Tidal Wave,” and Rob Moose (Bon Iver) playing violin and viola on “Twice as Hard.” ‘El Pintor’ was mixed by Alan Moulder at Assault and Battery Studios, and mastered by Greg Calbi.

'El Pintor’ track listing :
1. All the Rage Back Home
2. My Desire
3. Anywhere
4. Same Town, New Story
5. My Blue Supreme
6. Everything is Wrong
7. Breaker 1
8. Ancient Ways
9. Tidal Wave
10. Twice as Hard
11. The Depths (bonus track)

Interpol will be touring all summer, with festival performances including Governors Ball (this weekend), Lollapalooza, FYF Fest, Austin City Limits Festival, Glastonbury, and Roskilde already confirmed. They’ll be back on the road this fall with more dates to be announced soon.

Preorder from The Matador Store for an exclusive white vinyl version of the LP with alternate art, accompanied by a limited-edition 12”x12” silkscreen print on very fine cardstock (while supplies last)

(Note: exclusive white vinyl LP with alternate art will also be available at your local independent record store)

Preorder on iTunes and receive an exclusive bonus track on release date plus an early download of “All The Rage Back Home” in mid-July.

Preorder ‘El Pintor’ from the Interpol store"

And lots of pre-order options at Pledge Music.


Articles: Spin / Paste / Faster Louder / Billboard / Pitchfork / RTE TEN / Glide / DIY / Stereogum / Clash / Diffuser / Stereoboard / Live4ever / Gigwise / CoS

New band photo

Photo by Eliot Lee Hazel. Bigger version here.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Interpol plays Providence, RI tonight!

June 4th, 2014
Lupo's
Providence, RI
Doors at 8, Teen at 9, Interpol at 10






Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, My Desire, Hands Away, The Heinrich Maneuver, Not Even Jail, Anywhere, Narc, Take You on a Cruise, All The Rage Back Home, PDA, Slow Hands

Encore: Lights, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down, Obstacle 1

Photos: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 (setlist) - 12 - 13 -

Video Clips: Evil 1 - 2 / Narc 1 - 2 / Take You on a Cruise / PDA / Obstacle 1

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

New Interpol logo for 2014


Interpol plays New Haven, CT tonight!

June 3rd, 2014
Toad's Place in New Haven, CT
Doors at 8, Teen at 8:45, Interpol at 10

For the 1st time since July 26th, 2011, Interpol are playing a show in the US! Welcome back!

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, My Desire, The Heinrich Maneuver, Not Even Jail, Anywhere, Narc, Take You on a Cruise, All The Rage Back Home, Hands Away, Length of Love, Slow Hands

Encore: Lights, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down, Obstacle 1

Videos: Say Hello to the Angels / Evil / C'mere / My Desire / The Heinrich Maneuver 1 - 2 / Not Even Jail / Anywhere / Narc / Take You on a Cruise / All the Rage Back Home / Hands Away / Length of Love / Slow Hands / Lights / Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down / Obstacle 1 - 1 - 2    

Video clips: Evil 1 - 2 / Not Even Jail / Slow Hands 1 - 2 / Lights / Stella /

Photos: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 (setlist) - 14 (setlist) - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 -

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Interpol plays London tonight!

March 27th, 2014
NME Awards Tour
O2 Academy Brixton in London, England
Doors open at 6:30 / Circa Waves 6:45 / Royal Blood 7:30 / Temples 8:15 / Interpol 9:30

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, My Desire, The Heinrich Maneuver, Not Even Jail, Anywhere, NARC, Take You on a Cruise, All The Rage Back Home, Hands Away,  PDA, Slow Hands
Encore: Lights, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down, Obstacle 1.

Video clips: Evil - C'mere - My Desire - The Heinrich Maneuver 1 - 2 - 3 - Not Even Jail 1 - 2 - All the Rage Back Home - Hands Away - PDA - Slow Hands 1 - 2 - 3 - Lights 1 - 2 - Stella 1 - 2

Photos: Line of Best Fit / 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 (setlist) - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 -

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Interpol plays Bristol tonight!

March 26th, 2014
NME Awards Tour
O2 Academy in Bristol, England
Doors open at 7 / Circa Waves 7:15 / Royal Blood 8 / Temples 8:45 / Interpol 9:50

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, My Desire, The Heinrich Maneuver, Not Even Jail, Anywhere, NARC, Take You on a Cruise, All The Rage Back Home, Hands Away, PDA, Slow Hands
Encore: Lights, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down.

Video clips: Angels - Evil 1 - 2 - 3 - C'mere - PDA - Slow Hands - End of show

Photos: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 -

Interpol will play Lollapalooza on Aug. 1st

Confirmed this morning, Interpol will be playing Lollapalooza in Chicago on Aug. 1st. Single day tickets on sale today at 10am central time.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New promo photo

Photo by Jelle Wagenaar



















You can get a huge version here. (Thanks @_kidsgloves_)

Interpol plays Birmingham tonight!

March 25th, 2014
NME Awards Tour
The Institute in Birmingham, England
Doors open at 7 / Circa Waves 7:15 / Royal Blood 8 / Temples 8:45 / Interpol 9:50

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, My Desire, The Heinrich Maneuver, Not Even Jail, Anywhere, Narc, Take You on a Cruise, All The Rage Back Home, Hands Away, PDA, Slow Hands
Encore: Lights, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down

Videos: C'mere / My Desire / Take You on a Cruise

Video clips: Entrance - Evil - Heinrich Maneuver - PDA 1 - 2 - Slow Hands 1 - 2 - Stella

Photos: Kopikido / 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 (setlist)

Reviews: Birmingham Live

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Interpol plays Nottingham tonight!

Photo by Shaun Wootton

























March 23rd, 2014
NME Awards Tour
Rock City in Nottingham, England

Doors open at 6:45 / Circa Waves 7:15 / Royal Blood 8 / Temples 8:45 / Interpol 9:50

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, My Desire, The Heinrich Maneuver, Not Even Jail, Anywhere, NARC, Take You on a Cruise, All The Rage Back Home, Hands Away, Obstacle 1, Slow Hands
Encore: Leif Erikson, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down.

Video:  Say Hello to the Angels / C'mere / My Desire / Anywhere / NARC / All The Rage Back Home / Obstacle 1

Video clips: Evil / Not Even Jail / Anywhere

Photos: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 -

"We built this city on Interpol"

According to NME, yes you did, Daniel.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Interpol plays Liverpool tonight!

March 22nd, 2014
NME Awards Tour
O2 Academy in Liverpool, England
Doors open at 7 / Circa Waves 7:15 / Royal Blood 8 / Temples 8:45 / Interpol 9:50

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, Length of Love, My Desire, C'mere, Not Even Jail, Anywhere, NARC, The Heinrich Maneuver, All The Rage Back Home, Hands Away, Obstacle 1, Slow Hands
Encore: Lights, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down.

Videos: Evil / My Desire / C'mere / Heinrich Maneuver / Obstacle 1 / Slow Hands / Lights / Stella

Video clips: Say Hello to the Angels / Evil 1 - 2 / Heinrich Maneuver 1 - 2 / Slow Hands 1 - 2 / Lights / Stella

Photos: Kavita / 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 (Paul with fan) - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 (Paul with fan) - 22 - 23 (setlist) - 24 (Paul with fan) - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 (band with fan) -

Friday, March 21, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

'Anywhere' in Manchester

Thanks @RobertGreally

Interpol plays Manchester tonight!

March 20th, 2014
NME Awards Tour
Academy 1 in Manchester, England
Doors open at 7 / Circa Waves 7:15 / Royal Blood 8 / Temples 8:45 / Interpol 9:50

Setlist: Say Hello to the Angels, Evil, C'mere, Take You on a Cruise, Heinrich Maneuver, Not Even Jail, Anywhere, NARC, Length of Love, All the Rage Back Home, Hands Away, Obstacle 1, Slow Hands

Encore: Lights, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down

Videos: Heinrich Maneuver / Not Even Jail / Anywhere / All the Rage Back Home / Lights & Stella

Video clips: Say Hello to the Angels / Evil 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / C'mere 1 - 2 - 3 / Heinrich Maneuver 1 - 2 - 3 / NARC / Not Even Jail / Slow Hands 1 - 2 

Photos: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 - Sam's Drumstick

Reviews: SoundSphere / Quays News