Interpol doesn't stray far from the formula that helped its first two Matador albums sell more than 1 million copies combined on the new "Our Love To Admire," due July 10 via Capitol. First single "Th
Interpol doesn't stray far from the formula that helped its first two Matador albums sell more than 1 million copies combined on the new "Our Love To Admire," due July 10 via Capitol. First single "The Heinrich Maneuver" is a peppy kiss-off to an ex-love now residing on the opposite coast and hits radio May 7; the band has been playing it of late during its just-concluded Canadian tour.
The band is on familiar footing with tracks like the tense "No I in Threesome" ("Maybe it's time we give something new a try," frontman Paul Banks sings) and the relentless "Mammoth," which are loaded with Daniel Kessler's simple, repeated guitar riffs and Carlos D's powerful bass underpinnings.
There are some new sonic experiments; the album begins with the funereal, nearly six-minute "Pioneer to the Falls," featuring Jim Morrison-esque crooning from Banks, and wraps with another unusually ambient piece, "The Lighthouse." Hints of soul creep in on the spaced-out "Rest My Chemistry" ("I've slept for two days / I've bathed in nothing but sweat," Banks sings) and "Pace Is the Trick."
Interpol will air out the new material in front of its largest audience yet tomorrow (April 27) at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Only three other U.S. shows are on tap as part of the current summer schedule, which is dominated by international festival dates through late August.
Here is the track list for "Our Love To Admire":
"Pioneer to the Falls"
"No I in Threesome"
"The Heinrich Maneuver"
"Pace Is the Trick"
"All Fired Up"
"Rest My Chemistry"
"Who Do You Think"