Entries tagged with: Interpol
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Interpol @ The Met's Temple of Dendur 9/2/2014
"I think our fourth record [2010's Interpol], in particular, was pretty left-field," says Banks. "Daniel wrote really left-field songs; Carlos at that point was inclined to go really far with some serious music theory on the compositions. I don't know shit about music theory. [With El Pintor], Daniel wrote songs that were immediate and direct, and I wanted to keep them that way. I didn't feel like pulling them off into very experimental directions, per se. It's very to-the-point, musically. I feel like it's refreshing, like we said, 'Let's write some fuckin' direct rock songs.' " - [Village Voice]Interpol have always been a dapper band, but for the release party of their new album, El Pintor, they really celebrated in style, playing amongst the ruins of The Met's Temple of Dendur -- maybe their toniest show ever. (The night also was a release party for the Met's new mobile app.) Augmented by bassist Brad Truax and Secret Machines' Brandon Curtis on Keyboards, Interpol only played three new songs -- "All the Rage Back Home," "My Desire" and Same Town, New Story" -- all of which display the agreeably back-to-basics approach of El Pintor. With the record still a week out they were probably easing fans into it.
The band's attitude towards the new album seems pretty clear, judging from the setlist: they only played one song each from 2007's Our Love to Admire and 2010's eponymous album, sticking mainly to cuts from Turn on the Bright Lights, Antics and the new one. El Pintor definitely fits in well with those early hits. The band finished, appropriately, with "NYC." ("PDA" was on the setlist as the last song but they didn't play it.) As you might expect, sound was boomy in a big room like Temple of Dendur, but as pure spectacle it was a really cool place to see a band like Interpol.
Pictures and setlist from The Met are in this post. Interpol have more celebrating to do in their hometown, playing Bowery Ballroom on Thursday (9/4) which is sold out, iHeartRadio Theater on Friday (9/5) which will stream live at 7 PM, and two sold-out Terminal 5 shows as part of their Fall tour.
More pics and setlist from The Temple of Dendur, below...
photos by Adela Loconte
Interpol @ Mack Sennett Studios 8/26/2014
Interpol played LA's Mack Sennett Studios last night (8/26), a special concert presented by KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. The show celebrated the forthcoming release of the long-running NYC band's new album, El Pintor, which is out 9/9 via Matador. (Stream it at NPR.) That album's "Breaker 1" and "Same Town, New Story" made their live debut last night. Full video, pics and setlist from the KCRW show are in this post.
NYC, meanwhile, will get two El Pintor release shows next week: The Met's Temple of Dendur on September 2 (sold out) and Bowery Ballroom on September 4 (tickets on sale Thursday [8/28] at noon). And they'll be back this fall for two sold-out Terminal 5 shows.
Video and more pics from Interpol's KCRW show below...
photos by Adela Loconte
The Strokes / Grimes / Boris
[Slowdive's] entire audience appears to be holding its breath, immersed in the British shoegaze band's ocean of sound. The three guitarists--Neil Halstead, Christian Savill, and Rachel Goswell--are urged on by the warm throb of Nick Chaplin's bass and the vigorous drumming of Simon Scott. It's a relief to hear a drummer at the festival who isn't playing in boring old 4/4. Goswell, resplendent in a silver dress and smiling shyly, sings the hook to "Crazy for You," its circular guitar figure still captivating 20 years later. Unfortunately, her pretty voice sounds paper thin in the mix of "Machine Gun" but the reverb-y guitars sound great. During "Souvlaki Space Station," left-handed Savill plays a solo in which his slide guitar sighs as if in post-coital bliss.LA's 2014 FYF Fest went down over the weekend (Saturday, 8/23 & Sunday, 8/24) with a killer lineup that included Phoenix, The Strokes, Interpol, Grimes, Slowdive, Slint, The Blood Brothers, Future Islands, Against Me!, Ty Segall, Boris, Run the Jewels, Darkside, Flying Lotus, Blood Orange, Haim, Murder City Devils, Four Tet, The Bronx, Deafheaven, La Dispute, Joyce Manor, Joanna Gruesome, Angel Olsen and many more. We've got pictures of a handful of the bands from both days, in this post.
One wonders whether most of these teens and twentysomethings have any idea who Slowdive is. After all, the band broke up--or, more accurately morphed into Mojave 3--when many of the attendees were in diapers. Is Slowdive cashing in on the reunion dollar or will they produce new material? One hopes for the latter. The band's multiple guitargasms are indescribably majestic and beautiful. The five-piece doesn't take the opportunity to play "Visions of LA," but "Alison" and a cover of Syd Barrett's "Golden Hair" end the set on a highpoint. Before they depart, Goswell announces they'll be back in November. Can't wait. [Under the Radar]
More pics, with a stream of a new song by rapper Kosha Dillz where he namedrops 60 bands that played FYF, below...
Interpol in Las Vegas last week (more by Adela Loconte)
Interpol already announced a few album release shows including one at The Met and they've now added another in NYC happening at the intimate (for their standards) Bowery Ballroom on September 4. Tickets are already on presale (which may be sold out by now) and the general on-sale begins Thursday (8/28) at noon.
photos by Adela Loconte
The Strokes at The Chelsea / Interpol at Boulevard Pool in Las Vegas last week
The 2014 FYF Fest wraps up in Los Angeles today (8/24) with sets from The Strokes, Darkside, Blood Orange, Built to Spill, Mac DeMarco and more. (Saturday saw sets from Interpol, Ty Segall, Future Islands, Todd Terje, Real Estate, Angel Olsen and more.) Before FYF, both The Strokes and Interpol played shows in Las Vegas and we've got pictures from The Strokes (with Albert Hammond Jr opening) at The Chelsea on 8/20 and Interpol at Boulevard Pool on 8/21.
For Interpol, this was one of a few shows leading up to the release of their new album, El Pintor. Another of those is at the Met, and they'll go on a full tour with Hundred Waters this fall. All dates and a new interview we did with Daniel Kessler, here.
We'll have pics from FYF Fest soon. Meanwhile, check out more from The Strokes and Interpol in Vegas below...
Interpol, NYC, June 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Next month will see the release of El Pintor, the fifth full-length from Interpol. Since their debut with 2002's acclaimed Turn on the Bright Lights, Interpol have continued to explore the depth of their music - a veritable force of sound that varies between the detached misanthropy of bands like Joy Division and those punk compositional textures of bands like Fugazi. While maturation can be a difficult thing to come by in the realm of initial popularity, Interpol have not let the success of their debut be a place of creative satisfaction. Even twelve years after their breakout, Interpol sound as ambitious as ever. BrooklynVegan spoke to Daniel Kessler (guitars/vocals) about the band's upcoming release and what their story has entailed so far.
It's been four years since the self-titled. Was there a different mindset for you guys coming into El Pintor just given that gap in time?
Daniel: We hadn't really discussed, in all honesty, "What are we gonna do" or "How are we gonna do this?" or "What's it gonna be like?" We really didn't. We just kinda got together in August 2012 and borrowed my friends in Battles' space for a few days and basically by day two Paul [Banks] was like "Maybe I should jump on the bass because I tend to sing the bass melodies pretty frequently, and it might help anchor the positions of the songs," and I was like "Cool." It was actually the first time we'd had any discussion about what we were gonna do bass wise for that record, and I had no idea what sort of bass player he really was. I knew he played bass on his record, but right away it was pretty clear. I was more enthused than anything. I'd say by day two or day three we had the formation of what are now a couple of songs on the record. Obviously it's not the songs on the record as far as arrangements, but we had a guitar and bass line and vocals, which we'd never really done that soon off the bat. Sam [Fogarino] flew down from Athens, and by the end of eight days we probably had three songs that were in pretty good shape, and we recorded it, and we really liked the construction, we liked what was happening energy-wise. We didn't really get together again after the last album until 2013 as far as writing goes, so we really wrote the whole record in 2013. It wasn't really, for me, until the very end that I started having a look at what kind of record we had made. During the writing process I knew that the songs had maybe an urgency to them, but I wasn't sort of analyzing anything while we were still in the game. It's like you're looking in from a step back. While we're in the middle of writing and all that, I'm just kind of more focused on what we're doing and logistics and when we're gonna get together again and stuff like that.
Interpol in Chicago last month (more by James Richards IV)
Interpol's new anagram-y album, El Pintor, is just a couple weeks off, out September 9 via Matador. A tour is booked for this fall but, as hinted on twitter, for those in NYC that want to see them earlier, they're playing a record release show at The Met's Temple of Dendur on September 2 (as OM and Liars have before). Doors open at 7 and the music starts at 8. Tickets for that show are on sale now and include complimentary wine, beer and snacks.
Interpol at Governors Ball 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Interpol already released "All the Rage Back Home from their upcoming album, El Pintor (due 9/9 via Matador), and they've now released a second single, "Ancient Ways," which you can hear below.
Their tour with Hundred Waters hits NYC for two Terminal 5 shows in November.
Song stream below...
Lollapalooza 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
Lollapalooza 2014 starts today in Chicago's Grant Park and if you aren't there you can still check out a lot of the action though their live webcast. Today's webcast starts at 3:15 PM EST and you can watch Courtney Barnett, Interpol, Arctic Monkeys, Jagwar Ma, Broken Bells, Lykke Li, Phantogram and more. There are also apps on AppleTV, Chromecast, Android and other devices. Stay tuned for pics from all three days. Meanwhile, Lollapalooza's full streaming schedule can be found here.
Mexico City's Rey Pila have been tapped to open for Interpol on the West Coast leg of their upcoming tour. (Hundred Waters open the NYC shows, tickets for the 11/26 date are still available.) In conjunction, the band have released a new song, "Blast," via Julian Casablancas' Cult Records which you can stream and download below.
Before their run with Interpol, Rey Pila will have an August residency at Pianos in NYC, playing four consecutive Tuesdays (8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26). Here are the lineups:
AUGUST 5 w/ Lovers & Reflections, DreamersTickets for all four residency shows are on sale now.
AUGUST 12 w/ Chloe Sunshine, Wild Ones, Dark Rift, Johnnie Lewis
AUGSUT 19 w/ Modern Rivals, Folding Legs, Matthew Meade, Challenger
AUGUST 26 w/ Boytoy, The Fluids, Shark Week, Wand, Johnny Aries
All Rey Pila tour dates are listed, along with the new track stream, below...
Interpol at Governors Ball (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Tickets to Interpol's November 24 show at Terminal 5 went on sale at noon and have sold out. Fear not, a second show on November 26 at T5 with Hundred Waters has been added and tickets for that one go on sale at 2:30 PM.
All dates are listed below....
UPDATE: PRESALE PASSWORD HERE.
Interpol at Governors Ball 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
NYC post punks Interpol are set to release their new album El Pintor (due 9/9 via Matador) and now they've announced a full North American tour to go down after its release. That tour includes a show in Interpol's hometown on November 24 at Terminal 5. T5 and at least a few other dates (probably more) will be opened by art pop band Hundred Waters, who played their own NYC show (pics) earlier this month. Tickets for T5 go on sale Friday (7/18) at noon, but first there will be a BrooklynVegan presale starting Wednesday (7/16) at 10 AM. Check back here Wednesday morning for the password.
UPDATE: PRESALE PASSWORD HERE.
All dates are listed, with videos of both bands, below...
As mentioned, Interpol will release their new album, El Pintor, on September 9 via their longtime home of Matador. (Pre-orders in a variety of packages are available.) The band has just shared the first track from the album, "All the Rage Back Home." While still featuring that driving rhythm section the band are known for, there's an almost sunny, major key feel to it. The video for the song was co-directed by frontman Paul Banks and Sophia Peer and you can watch it in this post.
The dust has settled at Governors Ball where a whole bunch of artists performed over three days at Randall's Island. (Have you seen our pics?) Among those on the scene was media consultant Janessa Slater (a dead ringer for SNL's Vanessa Bayer) who interviews the likes of Interpol, Tanlines, Frank Turner, and others...as well as random Governors Ball attendees. It's vaguely Ali G and, though most bands seem in on the joke, she definitely gets in some good digs. Watch it over two parts below.
In related news, if you were at Governors Ball and lost anything (like maybe your keys or sunglasses), there's a Lost & Found posted to GovBall's Facebook that you can check.
Vampire Weekend / Interpol / James Blake / Pikachu
"New York cares." That's what the audience sang with Interpol's Paul Banks during the city indie anthem "NYC" as Governors Ball 2014 neared its close on Sunday. Throughout the weekend some of the city's finest bands had made a return to festival stages, secured headliner statuses and played the most memorable sets of the fest for home crowds. For Interpol, it has just announced a new album, played two excellent new tracks and Sunday's show at Governors Ball was the band's "First home show for us in a long time." A set heavy on the classics, Interpol played through "Obstacle 1," "Slow Hands," "Narc," "Evil" and "Stella Was a Driver and She Was Always Down." [Reverb]The 2014 Governors Ball music festival wrapped up yesterday (6/8) after two other days of music on NYC's Randall's Island. The third and final day had sets from Vampire Weekend, Interpol (who along with The Strokes and Jack White's set featuring White Stripes songs, brought us back over a decade), James Blake, The Kills, J. Cole, The Head and the Heart, Tyler the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt and more. Luckily, with today's rain and Thursday's, the weather held out for GovBall all weekend (unlike last year). Pictures of day 3 are in this post.
Interpol recently began playing their first shows in three years and now they've announced their first album in four years, El Pintor. It follows 2010's self titled LP, is their fifth album overall, and is due out September 9 via Matador:
All songs on 'El Pintor' were written and produced by Interpol, with Daniel Kessler playing guitar and piano, Samuel Fogarino on drums, and Paul Banks on vocals, guitars, and taking over bass duties for the first time. The album also features Brandon Curtis (The Secret Machines) playing keyboards on nine songs, Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. (Beck) playing keyboards on "Tidal Wave," and Rob Moose (Bon Iver) playing violin and viola on "Twice as Hard." 'El Pintor' was mixed by Alan Moulder, and mastered by Greg Calbi.Check out the tracklist, album artwork, and a video with in-studio footage, below.
Interpol @ Coachella (more by David Andrako)
As you may know, Interpol are playing the the final night (6/8) of next weekend's Governors Ball Festival at NYC's Randall's Island Park. (Sold out.) That show is part of a string of dates for the NYC band, their first in three years. The band are playing a few East Coast warm-up shows next week with TEEN before launching into the summer festival circuit, including one on Tuesday (6/3) at Toad's Place in New Haven, CT (not that far from NYC). Tickets for the New Haven show are on sale now.
Interpol also play Lupos in Providence, RI on June 4 (tickets) and Higher Ground in Burlington, VT on June 5 (tickets). And they're not the only early '00s NYC band breaking their silence with a local-ish show before a Governors Ball set. All Interpol dates are listed below.
Lists of Interpol dates and TEEN dates below...
The annual two-day FYF Fest is returning to LA from August 23-24 this year, and the lineup was just announced. It includes The Strokes, Phoenix, the reunited Blood Brothers who haven't played sine 2007 (!), Slowdive, Slint, Flying Lotus, Grimes, Blood Orange, Darkside, Jamie xx, Haim, Little Dragon, Future Islands, Death Grips (we know FYF is a festival they actually play), Ty Segall, Deafheaven, La Dispute, Joyce Manor, Against Me!, Built to Spill, Murder City Devils, The Bronx, Angel Olsen, Four Tet, Earl Sweatshirt, Joanna Gruesome and many more.
Tickets go on sale May 22 at noon PDT. Full lineup below...
The Austin City Limits Festival returns to Austin's Zilker Park for two weekends, October 3-5 & October 10-12. The lineup was just announced and includes Eminem, Pearl Jam, Outkast, Beck, The Replacements, Spoon, Belle & Sebastian, Interpol, Broken Bells, St. Vincent, Jimmy Cliff, The Gaslight Anthem, Jenny Lewis, The Rosebuds, Sam Smith, Real Estate, tUnE-yArDs, Jagwar Ma, Mac DeMarco, Polica, My Brightest Diamond and many more.
Tickets go on sale today (4/22) at 10 AM CDT. Full lineup below...
England's Glastonbury Festival is pretty much the forefather to all crazy worldwide "20,000 people standing in a field" festivals we have today. The 2014 edition goes down June 27 - 29 in Pilton, UK and the lineup was just announced. It includes Arcade Fire, Jack White, Dolly Parton (!), Elbow, Disclosure, Bryan Ferry, Massive Attack, Pixies, M.I.A., Dexys Midnight Runners, Kasabian, Lily Allen and loads more. The festival's already sold-out. A few more acts -- including one more headliner -- is still to be announced but lineup as it stands is below...
Phoenix @ Barclays Center, 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
As you may know, the 2014 Governors Ball happens at Randall's Island from June 6-8. Individual day line-ups have been announced with Outkast, Phoenix and TV on the Radio headlining Friday (6/6), Jack White, The Strokes and Skrillex headlining Saturday (6/7), and Vampire Weekend and Axwell ^ Ingrosso headining Sunday (6/8). You can check each day's full line-up (though set times are still TBA) below.
Additionally, individual day tickets go on sale this Friday (4/4) at noon, with a limited Citi cardmember presale beginning Wednesday (4/2) at 10 AM.
Daily Governors Ball 2014 lineups below...
Lollapalooza 2014, which goes down from August 1-3 in Chicago, announced its 2014 lineup. Artists include Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monekys, Skrilex, Broken Bells and tons more. 3-day passes are sold out, but single day tickets go on sale today at 10 AM.
Full lineup below...
Toronto's Field Trip Festival began last year as a celebration of label Arts & Crafts' 10th anniversary. It's returning again this year, happening June 7 & 8 at Fort York & Garrison Common with Broken Social Scene headlining once again, but will expand beyond the Arts & Crafts roster. Interpol, The Kills, the reunited Constantines, CHVRCHES, Fucked Up, Washed Out, Lord Huron, Austra are among the other bands playing the 2014 edition. Tickets, in a variety of packages, are on sale now.
Full announced line-up is below.
Governors Ball 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
We already knew that Outkast would be headlining this year's Governors Ball music festival, which goes down on NYC's Randall's Island from June 6-8, and now, one day after the lineup of Firefly Fest was announced, and a few days after we found out who was playing Coachella, the full lineup has been announced. It includes Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Interpol, TV on the Radio, Julian Casablancas, Disclosure, Spoon, Broken Bells, Damon Albarn, James Blake, Neko Case, The Kills, Grimes, Janelle Monae, Tyler the Creator, Washed Out, Earl Sweatshirt, Kurt Vile, Chance the Rapper, Deafheaven, Run the Jewels and many more.
UPDATE: The Strokes are playing too!
Tickets go on sale today (1/15) at 3 PM. Full lineup and flyer below...