Interpol has always been a band with a dark-some might even say twisted-sensibility.
"There's No I in Threesome," a track from the band's new album "Our Love to Admire," due July 10, is a particularly fine reminder of this, turning on perfectly deadpan lines like, "Babe, it's time we give something new a try/There's no I in threesome and I'm all for it."
But lead vocalist/guitarist Paul Banks isn't the only one with team spirit.
"One thing about us that's been consistent is that it's not just one guy making decisions, it's always four people," founder/lead guitarist Daniel Kessler says. "That's the only way we can exist."
That unified, self-contained stance helped guide the quartet, which includes bassist/keyboardist Carlos "D" Dengler and drummer Sam Fogarino, in its decision to leap from independent label Matador to Capitol in the summer of 2006.
"Like any decision we make, it was based around the fact that nothing is going to change between these four people. All of our decisions come down to us making them together," Kessler says, "and we weren't going to alter the way we do things."
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