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Posted: September 11, 2014
Posted: August 28, 2014
Fresh off a highlight set over the weekend at FYF Fest in Los Angeles, Interpol kept up the momentum for their upcoming album, El Pintor (Sept. 9), with an intimate show Tuesday night at L.A.’s Mack Sennett Studios, that was also streamed live by NPR Music and KCRW.
The historic Silverlake, Calif., venue was perfect for Interpol’s brooding post-punk, as the smallish room was darkened to create an ominous atmosphere with red and orange spotlights casting eerie darts from the stage.
Approving cheers rose from the 100-or-so invited guests as the New York City aught-rockers walked out and launched in to “Say Hello to the Angels” from their acclaimed 2002 debut, Turn on the Bright Lights.
It actually took Interpol five songs to get to El Pintor, but once they did – with “Breaker 1” – it was evident that the black-clothed artists hadn’t lost a step. The vibrant layers that Interpol has always been associated with were immediately realized in the first raspy strums from guitarist Daniel Kessler. The chorus that Paul Banks crooned further enticed the crowd to sway back and forth with his hypnotizing voice.
Interpol touched on several other catalog highlights, such as “Take You on a Cruise” and “C’Mere,” both of which are off 2004’s Antics, but it was the new stuff that had everyone buzzing.
El Pintor – an anagram of the band’s name that also happens to mean “the painter” in Spanish – was also represented by the likes of “My Desire,” “Anywhere” and “Same Town, New Story,” all of which carried hints of Interpol’s trademark lush guitars and driving, snare-heavy drums.
Interpol saved their latest single for the end of the proceedings, with the wistful “All the Rage Back Home,” a surf-leaning track that starts out dreamy before the tempo and Banks’ cadence speeds up considerably, causing an immediate dance party.
There were a lot of fans who got the chance to check out Interpol at FYF, but this Mack Sennett session was truly a global experience. Who would have thought it could be accomplished in such a tiny space?
A portion of the set will be broadcast on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic on Friday, Aug. 29.
Posted: July 23, 2014
All the while, the viewer sees serene images of a surfer riding the waves as the drums and post-punk guitar kick in.
“All the Rage Back Home” is on Interpol’s upcoming album El Pintor, which is scheduled to drop Sept. 9. In the meantime, check out the video below.
Posted: July 15, 2011
By Pauline France
If you caught Interpol during the 2011 Coachella festival, you may remember watching a short film directed by David Lynch playing on the video boards during the band’s performance of “Lights,” a track off their self-titled record. A video clip of the collaboration is now available on the web.
Band member and Grestch-wielding guitarist Daniel Kessler told the Huffington Post that the band has had long-time desires of engaging in a cinematic collaboration, and that Lynch has always been among their list of top choices.
“We’re all big fans of David,” said Kessler to HP. “It’s a common point, one of those things that’s unanimous.”
The clip features an animated character based on one of Lynch’s sketches. Watch below…
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