Interpol has been working for the past six months on material it hopes will appear on its third album, according to a post on the band's infrequently updated Web site.

Interpol has been working for the past six months on material it hopes will appear on its third album, according to a post on the band's infrequently updated Web site. "We did break up -- four times -- but that's all behind us now," the message reads.

As for new songs, the band says, "We've got one gem in the works entitled 'The Heinrich Maneuver.' And another that was called 'Pawn Shop.' But that's called something else now. Having yet to record, we can only say that [the new album] will come sometime next year."

While the music may be taking shape, Interpol's contract status is murky. Its 2004 album, "Antics," was its last under contract with Matador, and sources say no decision has yet been made on whether a label change is in the cards.

"Antics" has sold 432,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and debuted at a career-best No. 16 on The Billboard 200.

In related news, Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino recently guested on sessions with California band Oslo while the latter was recording in New York.