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"We should do a residency here" - David Pajo, pre-encore


Interpol sounded great Thursday night at NYC's grand Radio City Music Hall (just one stop on their current tour with School of Seven Bells). And they played a mighty fine setlist's worth of material to an enthusiastic, standing crowd full of people that weren't afraid to dance (like Daniel Kessler danced), scream out requests (like "Stella!!") and just generally have a good time (even the ones in all black). The full setlist, some videos and a couple more pictures, below...

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Florence & The Machine at Terminal 5 (more by Chris La Putt)
Florence & The Machine

Enough to put Aretha six feet under.
Note to Christina... SUBTLETY! And just because you're in the public eye that doesn't mean anybody wants to pay to see you. What planet are you living on? AND LOSE THE HAND!
As to why Florence and Martina were there...can you say DEMOGRAPHICS?
At least Jennifer Hudson can sing, even if she does look like a completely different person."
[Bob Lefsetz]
It's finally warmer out, so what a perfect time to be thinking about Central Park Summerstage. Fresh off the Grammy Awards, Florence and the Machine have announced a show happening at Central Park Summerstage on June 24th (if you count The Script, that's two announced 2011 Rumsey Playfield shows in total so far). Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday at noon and general sale Friday.

The NYC show comes during a run of summer shows that include other headlining performances and some gigs with U2 as part of their 360 Tour. All dates are listed below.

In the meantime, you can catch Florence Welch on the Oscars in a couple of weeks. She'll perform "If I Rise" from the 127 Hours soundtrack with composer AR Rahman . Video of last night's Grammys performance is below.

Speaking of U2 (who's Spiderman Broadway musical is getting hammered right now), tickets are still available for their show at the Meadowlands on Jul 20th with Interpol who also open a bunch other dates on the rescheduled tour.

Interpol are now on tour with School of Seven Bells and will play their headlining show at Radio City Music Hall this week (on 2/17). Tickets are still available. In March they head to Europe with Matthew Dear before returning to tour even more leading up to their run with U2. All dates for everyone and a video from the Grammys below...

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photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

The Walkmen

Crisp pressed shirts, khakis, sport coats, and bulging neck veins (due to vocal exertion) were the order of the evening at Terminal 5 last night (12/2), as The Walkmen headlined the NYC venue.

"The Walkmen deftly tore through a set with singer Hamilton Leithauser playing up the frontman role to a tee. His voice was absolutely fantastic and there are few vocal performances that I've seen in recent memory that had me as captivated. Songs like "Canadian Girl" and Lisbon cut "While I Shovel The Snow" were exquisite, and the set closing crowd favorite "The Rat" was very powerful. This was a set I did not want to end, but I can't say I was angry when it ended before midnight thanks to it being a weeknight. I would go see them again tonight if I could." [I Have 19 Voices]
School of Seven Bells and Tennis both opened the show.

The Walkmen play a "hometown show" of sorts tonight at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC (the band grew up in the area before moving to NYC), and then call it a day with respect to shows for 2010. The new year means a new batch of dates though. In January Hamilton will belt it out at various venues in the Southeast before heading overseas to bless the UK. All dates are below.

Denver's Tennis, who will join The Walkmen again in DC, headlined Mercury Lounge the night before Terminal 5. All of their dates are below too.

School of Seven Bells (now a duo, Alejandra Deheza and Benjamin Curtis) will hit the road for a string of dates with Interpol in the new year. And though they are not currently scheduled to open for Interpol at Radio City, no openers have been announced for the NYC show yet, and SoSB do open the shows right before and after that one (so maybe they'll get added?).

All dates and more pictures, and videos from Terminal 5, with the Walkmen's setlist, below...

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Aretha Franklin & wine

Aretha Franklin has been ordered by doctors to cancel all personal appearances for the next six months, including her scheduled December concert at the Fox Theatre.

The news comes days after the 68-year-old Detroit star was hospitalized for several days at Sinai-Grace for undisclosed reasons. She'd been forced to cancel shows last week in Missouri and Virginia.

"Doctors' orders have required her to cancel all concert and personal appearances through May 2011," publicist Tracey Jordan told the Free Press this morning.

A statement from the singer's camp said Franklin "sends her sincerest apologies to her loyal followers and colleagues for the canceled shows. [Detroit Free Press]

Those cancellations include the two February shows she was scheduled to play at Radio City Music Hall, and makes four NYC show cancellations in less than a year.

And speaking of artists who recently cancelled a NYC-area show, and then scheduled a new one at Radio City Music Hall, Interpol's Radio City show goes on AmEx & WRXP presale on Thursday at 9am, and then on general sale Friday at noon.

Iron & Wine's Radio City show is on AmEx presale now, and goes on general sale Friday at 11am.

words & photos by Chris Gersbeck


United Palace is probably one of those venues that people groan at when they see the stop listed on a band's tour dates. Located on 175th St. and Broadway in Washington Heights, it's probably a hike for most in attendance, but once you arrive it's something special. A movie palace from 1930 through '69, United Palace was restored and turned into a church, and as a few years ago has been used as concert venue. Not many acts have played there since, but among them are Sigur Ros, Bob Dylan, Iggy & the Stooges, Arcade Fire and now, Interpol. I can only imagine the chaos the Stooges caused during their stay--anyone who's seen them knows they're not exactly a seat-friendly act but Interpol's performance was clearly a good fit for the intricately designed hall and big, open environment.

The Brooklyn-based White Rabbits opened the show, their last stop on this tour, a little after 8pm to a theater of mostly empty seats. A six-member group of multi-instrumentalists, their sound was energetic and full, with members constantly switching off instruments and an additional percussionist providing snare rolls, tambourine and tom hits. Admittedly, it was my first time hearing the band, but it came as no surprise when I learned their 2009 album It's Frightening was produced by Britt Daniel; the influence of Spoon was more than apparent. With the bass and percussion often providing a repetitive yet propulsive rhythm, songs would build up frantically as they went along, with keyboardist/co-frontman Steve Patterson doing his best (unintentional?) Thom Yorke impression. Not to say they reminded me of Radiohead, if anything White Rabbits reminded me more of On A Friday, but I'm certain the Radiohead comparison has been made before. Though it's difficult to gauge an audience's interest when they're sitting (and texting), the response was positive in the end, and it being their last show with Interpol, I'm sure a good way to end a tour.

The last time I saw Interpol was at Lollapalooza in '07, mostly a rainy affair, so my anticipation for an indoor theater show like this was strong. As it got closer to them taking the stage, the sold-out theater was now practically full, and people began leaving their seats and standing in the aisles. The band, clad in their iconic suits, took the stage around 9:20pm and opened with the first song, "Success," off their latest self-titled album. Although a bit of a dark and dreary way to open a show, you have to remind yourself that this is Interpol- dark & dreary is what they do. The band made no hesitation in going through their back catalogue, something I always appreciate, immediately following with Turn on the Bright Lights' "Say Hello to the Angels" before going into Antics' "Narc" and "Length of Love". The energy on stage was definitely there, though a lot of the credit there goes to guitarist Daniel Kessler, who rarely stops moving and acknowledging the crowd. I'm sure a lot of fans were initially disappointed upon hearing of Carlos D's departure earlier this year, but current touring bassist David Pajo of Slint is a worthy replacement. One of Interpol's strongest aspects are its flawless bass and drum interplay, and along with Sam Fogerino on drums, I don't think anyone dwelled too much on Dengler's absence.

While the crowd seemed initially reluctant to get too into the performance, by the time they went into "Slow Hands" the aisles were now nearly full of dancing fans. Following it with a slow song like "Untitled" might seem like an excellent way to kill the momentum, but instead playing the first song on their debut felt like the first time the band bonded with its audience. It reminded me of why I got into Interpol in the first place; the band that in 2002 suddenly became the so-called messiahs of New York City's indie scene.

Back to the momentum: a highlight of the show was "PDA", and the guitar breakdown in the middle received the most uproarious response the entire night, but this time following it with slow new song "Memory Serves" really brought things to a halt. They were able to pick things up with the great "Not Even Jail", but in my opinion, not the best way to close a set. Including favorites "Evil and "Obstacle 1" during the encore definitely helped, and while it seemed like for a minute there was going to be a second encore, all hope was lost when some of the brightest house lights I've ever seen shone down on the audience cueing a collective moan. Those who headed for the subway entrance at 175th Street were stuck trying to squeeze into the only two available turnstiles, prompting amusing belittlement to anyone whose Metrocard didn't work on the first swipe. If United Palace starts having more shows they might want to solve that problem, but for now the few big shows they have throughout the year should remain as exceptional as Friday's.

Interpol's next North American tour will include a headlining show at Radio City Music Hall (still no tickets yet). More pictures from United Palace with Interpol's setlist, below...

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Interpol @ Voodoo Experience 2010 (more by Alysse Gafjken)

Interpol will complete their current North American tour at a sold out United Palace in NYC on November 5th. A week later they'll head to Europe for more touring, and they'll end the year with a New Years Eve show at the Falls Festival in Australia. Then near the end of January the band will start touring North America again, and that tour will include a February 17th show at Radio City Music Hall (ticket onsale date TBA). All dates below...

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photos by Alysse Gafkjen

MGMT / My Morning Jacket
Voodoo Festival 2010
Voodoo Festival 2010

"It's more than an average sweat-your-brains-out, suffer-in-the-mud music festival. It's the Voodoo Experience, and it went down at City Park this weekend in New Orleans.

Voodoo Fest, one of the world's largest Halloween parties, housed thousands of attendees who, for three days of musical bliss, watched some of the world's most notorious names -- including Muse, Ozzy Osbourne, MGMT and My Morning Jacket -- and donned costumes ranging from zombies to superheroes, fictional characters to condiments and anything and everything in-between." [The Daily Reveille]

MGMT probably had the most talked about costumes of the weekend. The band dressed up as the cartoon cast of Scooby Doo. More pictures and a bunch of videos from this past weekend's Halloween-themed New Orleans fest (not necessarily in order - a big mix of all three days), and MMJ's setlist (they covered Black Sabbath again), below...

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photos by David Andrako


"show was amazing.got to hear try it on and stella.paul was smiling and actually speaking a little to the crowd about being spaced out about the setlist.
i was so happy to go to the show i was in interpol withdrawl thinking i would have to wait for november.
the setlist was awesome.the crowd was beyond into the show.it was nice to be with fans who really are into the band and to be in NYC made it all the more special for me.
very happy this morning.daniel and sam were on point as usual.i was dead center about 5 feet from the stage and i felt like the king.thanks guys." [julianerikson]
Interpol played a last-minute show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on Friday night. More pictures, a video, and the setlist from the show, below...

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Interpol @ the Creators Project (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)

Interpol have added a Brooklyn show, taking place at Music Hall of Williamsburg THIS FRIDAY, September 10th, and tickets are on sale now.

Interpol were supposed to play Wellmont Theatre in Montclair in August, but it was cancelled so the venue could do some emergency renovations. Their last NYC show was part of the "Creators Project", Their next one after this new Brooklyn show is not until November.

The band, in the midst or promoting their new album, played Kimmel last night.

Active Child @ Mercury Lounge in June (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Active Child

today in NYC
* Steve Swell @ Roulette
* Oval @ Issue Project Room
* Josh Rouse @ the Rock Shop
* Christian Wolff @ The Stone
* Dan Black, Class Actress @ Bowery Ballroom
* Hallux, Malkuth, Bad Girlfriend @ Union Pool
* Liquor Store, Thomas Function, Bad Cop @ Lit
* The Juliana Theory @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Balmorhea, Noveller, Julianna Barwick @ Littlefield
* School of Seven Bells, Active Child @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Natur, Mutant Supremacy, Nightlore, Pilgrim @ Cake Shop
* Autre Ne Veut, Gatekeeper, Laurel Halo, Airbird @ Zebulon
* Illinois, Whale Belly, The House Floor, Jerry Fuentes @ Glasslands
* Dirty Fences, Strange Shapes, Beauty Feast, Past Planes @ Bruar Falls
* Paul Baribeau, Emilyn Brodsky, Phillip Seymour Hoffman @ Death By Audio
* Total Slacker, Christmas, Dutch Treat, Diehard, Widow's Peak @ Shea Stadium
* Thank God, Beauty Apes, Descender, Trophy Wife, Child Abuse @ The Acheron
* Team Genius, Deadbeat Darling, Tenderbox, Blip Blip Bleep @ Mercury Lounge
* Cal Folger Day, Mark Geary, Jason Anderson, Erin Rauch-Sasseen @ Pete's Candy Store
* Max Silvestri, Joe Mande, Gabe Liedman, John Mulaney, Jon Glaser & other comedians @ The Bell House (free)

Some BrooklynVegan photographers (Samantha Marble included) are featured in a photo show happening today at Macri Park in Brooklyn (462 Union Avenue @ Metropolitan) from 7-10pm.

It's fashion week. Leave any party tips in the comments. I just heard that Sleigh Bells played a Lacoste party last night.

The Juliana Theory show at Music Hall of Williamsburg is their final farewell show and they are performing Emotion Is Dead in its entirety plus a second set of 'fan favorites'.

The Glasslands show is the first Illinois show in Brooklyn in over a year and it is also Whale Belly's album release show for their new album The Smile At The End Of The Slope.

Interpol played Jimmy Kimmel. Video below...

What else?

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photos by Brian Reilly

Friday night @ the Williamsburg Waterfront...

"YEAH ...the Bedford Ave L-Train STOP was ALL retro from back in Wood-Stock Days....selling so Much JUNK crowding the Walk-ways & Bicycles & MORE Bicycles everywhere U Turn....On Every Meter on Every Sidewalk!!!
And Cops Walking around Giving Out TICKETS for drinking.....
and SCALPERS selling already Scanned Seats!!! The Nerve!! like $45 -$60
So i got there about 7:40PM and analyzed the GATE & the Scanners & found the Weak-Link and Just WALKED Right Thru w/NO TICKET!!
I've Been doing that for MANY Concerts!
You need Finesse & Confidence & PERFECT Timing!!
Hopped over concrete WALL to my Right & was on SIDE of Stage as GOGOL BORDELLO was thanking everybody.....Went BACK to entrance Of Stage from the BACK and saw Members of His Band Exit Stage Left!
and I ENTERED the Back-Stage and was gonna sit by the Speakers but then i thought why not get a spot in the Front-row......
The SMELL of WEED & too Many REAL Young looking Slackers & Preppies !!!
I was trying to get a Breeze & by the 4th song (DAMN TWEEKERS) the PIT Exploded into MAJOR Slamming!! Lots of Sweat & people PUSHING thru to the Front!
GASPING for Fresh Air & Some God-Damn SPACE i realized by Song's End i wound up BACK in the 60th Row!!!
Every-Time I reached to LEAN on Somebody their Shirt Was DRIPPING Sweat & Naked Guys ALL Smelly!!
I should Have STAYED Back-Stage by the Speakers Some-Where!
LES really commented about the Back of Venue & the Sky-Line.
AT one Point they Had Bluesy Guitars & i thought it was DAZED & CONFUSED!
REAL upset about the SHORT Encore......TOO MANY PUPPIES~~~~~~~~
Did get FREE PiZZA & Watermelon Juice & CORN on COB & Ice-Cream when the Vendors were shutting Down at about 10:15PM.
I want to see RHCP & Soundgarden at Chicago Lollapalooza next!
Are U coming w/me ?
NOTE: Radio City Music Hall & FRIZZLE FRY Entire Album was Last time I saw PRIMUS!!" [Anonymous]
As we just pointed out (and what I think the above quoted comment was trying to say), Primus played Williamsburg Waterfront on Friday. If you missed it, you may have done so on purpose. If not, or if you loved it, you're probably happy to find out that they're coming back to suck some more. Tickets are now on PRESALE for a 10/09 show at Montclair, NJ's Wellmont Theatre (general sale starts Friday), and 10/10 @ Boston, MA's Orpheum Theatre.

Speaking of Wellmont Theatre, Bowery Presents has issued the following official statement about Wednesday night's postponed Interpol show...

The Wellmont Theater will be closed to repair portions of the plaster ceiling finishes. The owners and leaseholders of the Wellmont are working closely with the Montclair building department and an independent contractor, following an incident last week when it was discovered that repairs were necessary to ensure patron safety. As a result, the Interpol concert scheduled for Wednesday, August 4 has been postponed. The Wellmont looks forward to upcoming shows with Lyle Lovett, Counting Crows, Tears for Fears and many others. For information and updates on concerts, please check the website at www.wellmonttheatre.com.
All Primus dates, and a 2nd set of pictures from the Primus/Gogol show at Williamsburg Waterfront show, below...

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Deadmau5 & missing piece of ceiling @ Wellmont Theatre (via Baristanet)

Wellmont Theatre is temporarily closed -- and its scheduled show of Interpol Wednesday night [is definitely] canceled -- after a piece of the ceiling fell from the upper balcony during the Deadmau5 last week.

Louis Litvin, a Wellmont partner, confirmed that Robert McLoughlin of the Montclair buildings department had closed the Wellmont following the incident. Litvin added that one concertgoer was taken from the theater in an ambulance, but that the injury appeared to be minor and the victim was able to walk after being struck.

Litvin said that an engineering team with thermal imaging equipment is currently inspecting the entire building, ceiling and walls, and that management will do "whatever we need to do to protect the public."

"Once we do that and Bob McLoughlin is comfortable, the show will go on," Litvin said. The Wellmont hopes that all the repairs are done in time for the Lyle Lovett concert scheduled for August 15." [Baristanet]

Coincedentally, three days after Deadmau5 played Wellmont...
...while performing onstage at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., electronic music performer DEADMAU5 (pronounced "dead mouse") collapsed, suffering from exhaustion. Medics at the venue took him directly to hospital where he is now under supervision.

DEADMAU5 is sad to inform his fans that on the strict advice of the doctors, he now has no choice but to cancel the next nine shows of his summer tour schedule to allow for his recovery. The dates affected are listed below. Meanwhile, his North American dates for October which include appearances at Austin City Limits, the Treasure Island Music Festival, Voodoo Music Festival and three nights at Roseland Ballroom in New York City are still on course.

And as it says above, Wednesday night's Interpol show is cancelled. Poor Interpol. First Bono. Now the ceiling. Stay tuned for refund/rescheduling info.

Video of Deadmau5 collapsing, with the cancelled dates, below...

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Interpol played new song "Barricade" last night (7/29) on the Late Show with David Letterman. The same song appeared in their set list five days earlier at Toad's Place in New Haven, CT (one of their not-cancelled smaller July shows). The full Toad's Place setlist, and Letterman video, and more tour dates leading up to their previously-announced United Palace gig, below...

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Guided by Voices

Las Vegas Weekly: As far as additions to the lineup ...

Matador's Gerard Cosloy: We will be announcing, I would say at a minimum, three more bands. I would say they are not necessarily going to be the biggest bands in label history. They're gonna be bands tied more to the label's old days. Actually, in one case, someone very, very new as well. They're not gonna be headliners, let's put it that way

So no Boards of Canada, I assume?

That's correct, yes.

A lot of people are asking about Mogwai.

No, they have other stuff they're doing overseas at that time, which is unfortunate. We would have loved to have had them be part of this.

And Interpol has dates in Europe.

Yeah, that's correct.

Mission of Burma is also a no-go, correct?

Yeah, we did ask Burma and Roger [Miller] unfortunately has Alloy Orchestra commitments that weekend.

Rolling Stone reported Liz Phair as confirmed ...

Yeah, that I will neither confirm nor deny (laughs).

How tough was it getting Guided By Voices to reunite, especially with that lineup?

We just kept asking. We just kept asking. And I think ultimately Bob decided it would be fun.

Tickets go on sale at noon for the Guided By Voices show happening at Terminal 5 (with Blitzen Trapper).

Doug Gillard plays Bruar Falls tonight.

photos by Benjamin Lozovsky


Interpol played their first hometown set since unveiling their new lineup earlier in the week, at the Vice/Intel Creators Project event at Milk Studios on Saturday (6/26) (at the same time as Die Antwoord who were playing upstairs). Pictures and the setlist from that show are in this post.

Interpol's next NYC show happens in November at United Palace in Washington Heights. Tickets for that one are on AmEx presale now. General sale starts Thursday at 10am.

Interpol's new Matador album now has a cover and a tracklist. That's below with the Intel pictures too...

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Interpol, who just announced a summer tour that didn't include a NYC show, will play NYC's United Palace Theatre on Friday, November 5th. Tickets go on AmEx presale Monday, June 28th at 11am. General sale starts Thursday, July 1st at 10am.

That show is a proper hometown show for the band that'll be debuting their new lineup at the semi-closed Creators show on June 26th. Other shows for the quintet include a string of dates in the North America this summer (with a few in New Jersey) and two tours in Europe (one with U2) going into December.

Speaking of the United Palace (and bands with monochromatic wardrobes) - the venue is hosting the xx on October 2rd. That show is part of a tour that'll pair the band with spacey rock group Warpaint and the gothy, operatic Zola Jesus (who just played Glasslands and will be in NY this July). Tickets are still on sale. Right around the time of the show, Zola Jesus will also be dropping a new EP on Sacred Bones (October 12th to be exact). Her tour dates (which include a whole run with the xx and Warpaint) are below...

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The Wellmont show is one of two upcoming NJ shows that Interpol will play this summer, and is part of a larger tour that is now announced in full. All dates and the "Lights" video, below...

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Interpol played live for the first time in a very long time last night in Rochester, tickets are still on sale for their Friday night show in Allentown, they debut their new lineup to NYC on Saturday night, and they just added a proper show at Montclair, NJ's Wellmont Theatre which will take place on August 4th. $32.00 tickets or that one go on sale Friday at noon.

Interpol in Rochester, NY, June 21st (via)

Interpol debuted new songs and their new lineup (with David Pajo on bass and Brandon Curtis on keys) last night, Monday, June 21st, at Rochester, NY's Water Street Music Hall. Their short tour continues to Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Allentown, and then NYC for the Creators show at Milk Studios on Saturday, June 26th.

Interpol's new record comes out September 14th on Matador.

A video from the show and its setlist (which had three new songs, including the released "Lights") are below...

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Solange & Ed...

Her recent credits include playing with Dirty Projectors at Fashion Week and singing with Of Montreal at Highline and Terminal 5. Now Solange is DJing at Brooklyn Bowl on Friday, June 18th. I'm not totally sure if she's a good DJ or not, but tickets are on sale.

That's her in the picture above with her friend Ed Droste from Grizzly Bear who maybe she'll be checking out Sunday at Williamsburg Waterfront (again).

Grizzly Bear also have a NYC show coming up later in the summer at Governors Island with the Walkmen (tickets are still on sale). The Walkmen have just announced a new album! Pitchfork reports:

"Yesterday, we reported that Interpol's new album comes out September 14. As it turns out, September 14 will be a big day for bruised, world-weary New York indie rock, since that's also the date that Fat Possum will release Lisbon, the new album from the Walkmen.

The band recorded the follow-up to 2008's You & Me over two years, working in warehouses in Brooklyn and Philadelphia. They also wrote a few songs on trips to the Portuguese city that gave the album its title. St. Vincent/Mountain Goats/Thermals knob-twiddler John Congleton produced the 11-song album, and Passion Pit/Les Savy Fav veteran Chris Zane engineered it."

As Pitchfork said right there, Interpol's new album is coming soon too, and their old label Matador will be releasing it in the US! In the UK it will be Interpol's "own newly formed label, Soft Limit" that puts it out on September 13th (one day before the US). More details below. Interpol, now with a new 5-person lineup, are playing a free NYC show on June 26th.

Back to Solange for s second... She blogs that that she is in the process of finishing her new, indie (as in not on her former label, Interscope) album with indie rocker Dev from Lightspeed Champion (something that was originally reported a while back). That update is below...

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photos by Erez Avissar, words by Andrew Frisicano

Alan Palomo

In May, Vice and Intel announced the Creators Project, an art & music series that would be hosting events in various cities and on its website. The NYC kick off for that will be Saturday, June 26th at Milk Studios and will include performances by Interpol, Mark Ronson, Die Antwoord, The Rapture, Sleigh Bells, Gang Gang Dance, Salem, N.A.S.A., Neon Indian, Lemonade and others, plus a "very special guest." The event is free; RSVP here. How big is the space exactly? They write that "the eight-floor art gallery and performance space will host thousands of people for live concerts, art exhibits, film screenings and panel discussions by leading artists and the next generation of innovators."

It's the first of five events in different cities- the others are slated for London, Sao Paulo, Seoul and a three-day event Beijing.

For Die Antwoord, it will be their first NYC show, making the July gig at Governors Island their second.

For Interpol, it will be the first time we see them with their new lineup (unless they announce something else soon).

Pictures from the Creators Project announcement event, and a flyer and the full lineup of music and visual art (which includes work by Spike Jonze, Nick Zinner, Danny Perez/Animal Collective's ODDSAC and more) are below...

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Hey gang,

We'd like to take a moment to introduce you to our new editions:
Two fresh faces who will be joining us live on our upcoming tours.

On Bass: Dave Pajo

Pajo has a vast body of work. He was the guitarist for Slint. He has recorded as Papa M and Ariel M. And he has worked with Tortoise, Will Oldham, Zwan, and numerous other artists. So, you know....do the math.

On Keys and Vox: Brandon Curtis

Curtis is a member of the Secret Machines. Enough said.

We are very excited and honored to be working with such talented individuals.

Come and see why.


Enough said?

Dave Pajo, the new Carlos D, was also recently a member of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Interpol recently cancelled most of their upcoming tour dates.

Papa M is playing ATP New York in September.


Good day to you all.

Unfortunately, due to the postponement of the upcoming U2 US dates, Interpol has had to rework its summer tour schedule.

With the exception of four shows, we have had to cancel our announced dates. Shows in Rochester, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, and Allentown will be happening. The rest of the shows will be rescheduled. If you have purchased tickets for a cancelled date, please contact the "point of purchase" and get a full refund.

We lament the change in plans, apologize for the inconvenience, and assure you that we'll do you right - when the time is right and the light is nice.

Interpol (via/via)


Tickets are on presale now (on the band's website) for a bunch of intimate Carlos D-less, U2-less Interpol shows happening this summer. Dates include Rochester, Buffalo, Allentown, and New Haven, CT. They are listed below...

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