INTERPOL Already Back With Second Piece From New Upcoming 7th Album

New striking strokes

16 April 2022


(press photo via Matador Records)

Band: INTERPOL
Who: New York City’s beloved indie rockers
Active: Since 1997 – 7 studio LPs (so far)

New album: THE OTHER SIDE OF MAKE-BELIEVE
Out: 15 July 2022 – order info via Matador Records

Along with the new album message a couple of days ago
the band shared the first single Toni and its eye-catching clip.

And just like that here’s already piece two, called Something Changed.
A moony mid-tempo Interpol ballad, as we know them.

Paul Banks about the video: “In “Something Changed,” part 2 of our short film with Van Alpert, reality and reverie converge and our two lead characters find themselves in a kind
of dream state — being pursued inexorably by an ominous figure (played by myself). The
lives of the three are intertwined in a nebula of fear, retribution, desire, and defiance.”

Open your eyes/ears…

INTERPOL: Facebook – Instagram

NYC Darlings INTERPOL Announce 7th Album And Share First Single ‘TONI’

New striking strokes

11 April 2022


(press photo via Matador Records)

Band: INTERPOL
Who: New York City’s beloved indie rockers
Active: Since 1997 – 7 studio LPs (so far)

New album: THE OTHER SIDE OF MAKE-BELIEVE
Out: 15 July 2022 – order info via Matador Records

Paul Banks (frontman): “The nobility of the human spirit is to rebound.
Yeah, I could focus on how fucked everything is, but I feel now is the time
when being hopeful is necessary, and a still-believable emotion within what
makes Interpol, Interpol.”

On the lead single TONI Interpol do the melancholically
rockin’ Interpol we, fans,all know.

Banks about the video clip: “We bonded over shared film inspiration as well
as a passion for classic music videos by the likes of Glazer, Cunningham, and
Jonze. Van, in my opinion, is in the club with these legends; and it’s exciting to
watch him build his own enduring body of work.”

Watch here…

INTERPOL: Facebook – Instagram

Inbetweenies! INTERPOL’s Masterstroke Single ‘NYC’ Turns 20 Next Year

What Turn Up The Volume just watched/played between two coffees

10 December 2021

Band: INTERPOL
Who: Celebrated post-punk
rockers from New York City
Active: 1997-present / 6 LPs

Song: NYC
A slow-burning and glowing torch, with
a spine-chilling guitar line starting around
the 2-minute mark and gleaming until the
very last second. Pure magic!

From their 2002 debut album
Turn On The Bright Lights.

Great lyrics too…

I had seven faces
Thought I knew which one to wear
I’m sick of spending these lonely nights
Training myself not to care

The subway is a porno
The pavements they are a mess
I know you’ve supported me for a long time
Somehow I’m not impressed

But New York cares (got to be some more change in my life)
New York cares (got to be some more change in my life)

INTERPOL: Facebook

5 Outstanding Albums Turning 20 In 2022

Back in time

1. ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ by INTERPOL (New York City)

Released: 15 August 2002

The band’s jarring debut album with single NYC
as one of my all-time favorite rock standouts.

AllMusic said: “One might go into a review like this one wondering
how many words will pass before Joy Division is brought up. In this
case, the answer is 16. The music made by both bands explores the
vast space between black and white and produces something pained,
deftly penetrating, and beautiful.”
Score: 5/5.

Stream album here…

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2. ‘Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots’ by THE FLAMING LIPS (Oklahoma)

Released: 16 July 2002 – their 10th LP

One of the best works by one of the
best bands ever, on record and live.

Alternative Press said: “Smartly packaged pop that’s
as slick as Stereolab, but human enough–thanks to Coyne’s
earnestness and sincerity, to malfunction in all the right places.”

Score: 9/10.

Stream here…

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3. ‘Songs For The Deaf’ by QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE (L.A. California)

Released: 27 August 2002 – their third full length
With Dave Grohl on drums

The macho stoner rockers speeding like a hot-rod
on the run in the blistering Los Angeles desert.

Mojo Magazine: “All the elements which made its
predecessor so great are here, but in excelsis, and
occasionally excess.”
Score: 8/10.

Steam up here…

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4. ‘Highly Evolvded’ by THE VINES (Sydney, Australia)

Released: 14 July 2002

Red-hot-blooded debut longplayer by these Nirvana fans from down
under, fronted by fanatic demon-fighter frontman Craig Nicholls

NME wrote: “They’re a shaggy-haired, surf’s up pop
band and painfully vulnerable all at the same time.”

Score: 4/5.

Turn it up…

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5. ‘Source Tags And Codes’ by …. AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD

Released: 26 February 2002 – third LP

Post-punk madness and prog-rock-noise from Austin, Texas.
Heavy on record, manic on stage (saw them about a dozen
times live smashing up their instruments now and then).

Uncut Magazine said: “Compared to so many noisemongers,
TOD understand that restraint enables unleashed firepower to
be exhilarating and awesome.
” Score: 8/10.

Cracked-up noise…

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