RIYL: Editors, White Lies, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party
It’s been a long 4 years, but Interpol is back with their new full length album Marauder for pre-order through their website or as an indie exclusive. I’m into the single, ‘The Rover’ which brings me back to the days of their youth (or my youth).
here’s a writeup from the webstore;
For the first time since 2007‚Äôs¬†Our Love to Admire, Interpol have opened themselves up to the input of a producer. For two-week spells between December of 2017 to April of 2018, they travelled to upstate New York to work with Dave Fridmann ‚Äď famed for recording with Mercury Rev, Flaming Lips, MGMT, Spoon, Mogwai, and countless more.
In the run up to writing and recording, Sam found himself immersed in soul drummers such as Al Jackson Jr (Otis Redding‚Äôs drummer) and 80‚Äôs funk producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. ‚ÄúHow can I make shit swing?‚ÄĚ was the question Sam repeatedly asked himself, and the answer is in the striding gallop of opener ‚ÄúIf You Really Love Nothing,‚ÄĚ the embellished skip ‚Äėn‚Äô bounce of ‚ÄúStay in Touch‚ÄĚ and the R&B¬†swagger of closer ‚ÄúIt Probably Matters.‚ÄĚ Interpol have always been world-beaters at creating a feeling, but Marauder¬†is where the feel is just as crucial.
Paul may have stepped out of the shadows as a bassist, but he‚Äôs stepping into an even brighter light as a songwriter. During Interpol‚Äôs previous albums, the singer largely kept himself out of his own work, preferring to fill his lyrics with¬†detached¬†thoughts, characters, and observations, often phrased in abstract. But more than 20 years on since forming at NYU, the frontman is finally allowing himself to play a role in his own stories.
On August 24th Interpol will release their sixth studio album ‚ÄėMarauder‚Äô on Matador Records worldwide.
Available in limited red vinyl exclusively from their webstore.
Available cream vinyl 'indie store exclusive' limited to 5000 (per Bullmoose).
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive