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Interpol – “All The Rage Back Home” from last night’s “The Late Show With David Letterman”

By Gerard on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

(video courtesy CBS)

While we’re big believers in second acts in American life, you’re not joining the band, Dave.

Interpol have added a third show at NYC’s Terminal Five, November 25. They’ve also added a second show at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer, December 1. Tickets for both shows are available today at noon eastern via interpolnyc.com.

Order ‘El Pintor’ from the following :
LP or CD from the Matador Store
Interpol store
iTunes
Amazon
Google Play
Best Buy (discount coupon, this week only)
Target (CD edition features two bonus tracks, “Malfeasance” and “Slow Hands (Live At Brixton Academy)” – available in the U.S. only)

Interpol – official site
Interpol – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Interpol YouTube channel

Interpol – ‘El Pintor’ In Stores Today, CBS’ “The Late Show” Tonight, Other Music Signing Tomorrow

By Gerard on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The eagerly awaited 5th album from Interpol, ‘El Pintor’ is available everywhere starting today.   Daniel, Paul and Sam conclude an exhaustive week of NYC promo with an appearance tonight on CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman” (11:35 eastern, 10:35 central)  (Dave’s other guests tonight are Michael Strahan and Sir Richard Branson), and they’ll be signing  copies of ‘El Pintor’  at West 4th Street’s Other Music at 5pm, Wednesday.  Other Music will have the limited white vinyl edition,  but if you’d like to guarantee entry, you can bring a receipt from OM if you’ve purchased the album from them today (Tuesday).

Updated tour dates :

Monday, September, 15 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC, Canada
Tuesday, September, 16 – Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA
Wednesday, September, 17 – Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, September, 20 – Fox Theatre, Oakland CA (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, September, 24 – House of Blues, San Diego CA (SOLD OUT)
Friday, September, 26 – The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Saturday, September, 27 – Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
Monday, September, 29 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
Tuesday, September, 30 – Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa OK
Thursday, October, 2 – South Side Ballroom, Dallas TX
Friday, October, 3 – House of Blues, Houston TX (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October, 4 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin TX (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 5 – Stubb’s, Austin TX
Tuesday, October, 7 – House of Blues, New Orleans LA
Thursday, October, 9 – Minglewood Hall, Memphis TN
Saturday, October, 11 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Thursday, November, 6 – Jannus Landing, St Petersburg FL
Friday, November, 7 – House of Blues, Orlando FL
Saturday, November, 8 – Fillmore, Miami FL
Monday, November, 10 – The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA
Tuesday, November, 11 – Marathon Music Works, Nashville TN
Wednesday, November 12 – Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, November, 14 – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Monday, November, 17 – Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH
Tuesday, November, 18 – Kool Haus, Toronto ON, Canada
Thursday, November, 20 – Metropolis, Montreal QC, Canada
Friday, November, 21 – House of Blues, Boston MA
Saturday, November, 22 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA (SOLD OUT)
Monday, November, 24 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, November, 26 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, November, 29 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November, 30 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC

Order ‘El Pintor’ from the following :
LP or CD from the Matador Store
Interpol store
iTunes
Amazon
Google Play
Best Buy (discount coupon, this week only)
Target (CD edition features two bonus tracks, “Malfeasance” and “Slow Hands (Live At Brixton Academy)” – available in the U.S. only)

Interpol – official site
Interpol – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Interpol YouTube channel

VIDEO : Interpol on the making of ‘El Pintor’

By Gerard on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

In the event you didn’t see the following short film via one of the many sites that shared it earlier today, here’s 17 minutes of Interpol’s Paul Banks, Sam Fogarino and Daniel Kessler discussing the writing and recording of the upcoming ‘El Pintor’.

Interpol : Stream ‘El Pintor’ via NPR’s First Listen / Bowery Ballroom Show, Sept. 4

By Gerard on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

(photo by Gaëlle Beri)

Two full weeks ahead of the September 9 release date, you can stream the new Interpol album, ‘El Pintor’ from start to finish starting today via NPR’s First Listen.

Tracklisting:

1. All the Rage Back Home
2. My Desire
3. Anywhere
4. Same Town, New Story
5. My Blue Supreme
6. Everything Is Wrong
7. Breaker 1
8. Ancient Ways
9. Tidal Wave
10. Twice as Hard

As mentioned last week, Interpol will be performing live from Los Angeles’ Mack Sennett Studios tonight at 10pm eastern. Interpol’s set — hosted by KCRW’s Jason Bentley — will be viewable worldwide at KCRW.com and NPR.org/music, and will be available all NPR affiliates as well.

In addition, the set will be rebroadcast on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” on Friday, August 29.

Yesterday, the band announced they’ll be playing New York’s Bowery Ballroom a week from Thursday (September 4) ; tickets go on sale this Thursday (August 28) at noon eastern. This show is completely sold out.

Interpol will be appearing on CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman”, Tuesday night, September 9.

Updated tour dates :

Thursday, September 4 – Bowery Ballroom, NYC NY (SOLD OUT)
Monday, September, 15 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC, Canada
Tuesday, September, 16 – Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA
Wednesday, September, 17 – Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Saturday, September, 20 – Fox Theatre, Oakland CA
Wednesday, September, 24 – House of Blues, San Diego CA (SOLD OUT)
Friday, September, 26 – The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Saturday, September, 27 – Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
Monday, September, 29 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
Tuesday, September, 30 – Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa OK
Thursday, October, 2 – South Side Ballroom, Dallas TX
Friday, October, 3 – House of Blues, Houston TX (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October, 4 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin TX (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 5 – Stubb’s, Austin TX
Tuesday, October, 7 – House of Blues, New Orleans LA
Thursday, October, 9 – Minglewood Hall, Memphis TN
Saturday, October, 11 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Thursday, November, 6 – Jannus Landing, St Petersburg FL
Friday, November, 7 – House of Blues, Orlando FL
Saturday, November, 8 – Fillmore, Miami FL
Monday, November, 10 – The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA
Tuesday, November, 11 – Marathon Music Works, Nashville TN
Wednesday, November 12 – Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, November, 14 – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Monday, November, 17 – Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH
Tuesday, November, 18 – Kool Haus, Toronto ON, Canada
Thursday, November, 20 – Metropolis, Montreal QC, Canada
Friday, November, 21 – House of Blues, Boston MA
Saturday, November, 22 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA (SOLD OUT)
Monday, November, 24 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, November, 26 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, November, 29 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November, 30 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC

Preorder ‘El Pintor’ from the following :

iTunes
LP or CD from the Matador Store
Interpol store
Amazon
Google Play

Interpol – official site
Interpol – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Interpol YouTube channel

Interpol : NPR First Listen Live Webcast From L.A., August 26

By Gerard on Thursday, August 21st, 2014

(photo by Burak Cingi)

In advance of the September 9 release of the hotly anticipated ‘El Pintor’, Interpol will featured in a live webcast from Los Angeles’ Mack Sennet Studios next Tuesday, August 26 at 7pm pacific (10pm eastern) for National Public Radio’s “First Listen Live”. Interpol’s set — hosted by KCRW’s Jason Bentley — will be viewable worldwide at KCRW.com and NPR.org/music, and will be available all NPR affiliates as well.

In addition, the set will be rebroadcast on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” on Friday, August 29.

NPR Music will premiere a full album stream of ‘El Pintor’ starting this coming Tuesday morning, August 26.

Stream Tuesday night’s show here, preorder ‘El Pintor’ from Amazon here (digital preorders receive “All The Rage Back Home” instantly)

The September 2 show at NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Temple Of Dendur announced yesterday is sold out. Tickets to Interpol’s 2nd night at NYC’s Terminal Five are still available. During weekend one of the Austin City Limits Festival, Interpol have added an October 5 date at Stubb’s.

Preorder ‘El Pintor’ from the following :

iTunes:
LP or CD from the Matador store:
Interpol store:
Amazon:
Google Play:

Interpol – official site
Interpol – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Interpol YouTube channel

JUST ANNOUNCED: INTERPOL TO PLAY THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART’S TEMPLE OF DENDUR – SEPTEMBER 2

By Rian on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

(photo: Daniel Kessler)

Don’t hesitate to get tickets to this one.

On sale now: http://met.org/interpolspectrum

WHO: Interpol

WHAT: A special performance celebrating Interpol’s new album ‘El Pintor’ and The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s first flagship mobile app

WHERE: The Temple of Dendur at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Sackler Wing

WHEN: Tuesday, September 2 / Doors: 7pm, Show: 8pm

TICKETS: $45 (includes complimentary wine, beer and snacks)

Interpol – “Ancient Ways”

By Gerard on Monday, August 18th, 2014

(photo by Eliot Lee Hazel)

“Ancient Ways” is the 2nd song we’ve made available in advance of Interpol’s forthcoming 5th album, ‘El Pintor’ (September 9). In addition to the previously confirmed North American dates, new shows in Vancouver, Chicago, New York and Washington DC have recently been announced. The full list is below, with the tour kicking off this Wednesday night in Tempe :

Wednesday, August, 20 – The Marquee Theatre, Tempe AZ
Thursday, August, 21 – Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas NV
Saturday, August, 23 – FYF Fest, LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park, Los Angeles CA
Monday, September, 15 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC, Canada
Tuesday, September, 16 – Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA
Wednesday, September, 17 – Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Saturday, September, 20 – Fox Theatre, Oakland CA
Wednesday, September, 24 – House of Blues, San Diego CA (SOLD OUT)
Friday, September, 26 – The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Saturday, September, 27 – Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
Monday, September, 29 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
Tuesday, September, 30 – Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa OK
Thursday, October, 2 – South Side Ballroom, Dallas TX
Friday, October, 3 – House of Blues, Houston TX (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October, 4 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin TX (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October, 7 – House of Blues, New Orleans LA
Thursday, October, 9 – Minglewood Hall, Memphis TN
Saturday, October, 11 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Thursday, November, 6 – Jannus Landing, St Petersburg FL
Friday, November, 7 – House of Blues, Orlando FL
Saturday, November, 8 – Fillmore, Miami FL
Monday, November, 10 – The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA
Tuesday, November, 11 – Marathon Music Works, Nashville TN
Wednesday, November 12 – Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, November, 14 – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Monday, November, 17 – Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH
Tuesday, November, 18 – Kool Haus, Toronto ON, Canada
Thursday, November, 20 – Metropolis, Montreal QC, Canada
Friday, November, 21 – House of Blues, Boston MA
Saturday, November, 22 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA (SOLD OUT)
Monday, November, 24 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, November, 26 – Terminal 5, New York NY
Saturday, November, 29 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November, 30 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC

Preorder ‘El Pintor’ from the following :

iTunes:
LP or CD from the Matador store:
Interpol store:
Amazon:
Google Play:

Interpol – official site
Interpol – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Interpol YouTube channel

LOLLAPALOOZA 2014: INTERPOL (TONIGHT) AND DARKSIDE (SUNDAY)

By Rian on Friday, August 1st, 2014

In a few hours, Chicago will open the flood gates and Lollapalooza 2014 will commence. Repping for Matador this year are Interpol and DARKSIDE.

Schedule
Friday, 8/1 (today, for those who have not had their coffee yet)
Interpol – Bud Light Stage at 5:00 PM UTC
Streaming options:
1) Lollapalooza Official Website
2) Red Bull TV

Sunday, 8/3
DARKSIDE – The Groove at at 8:45 PM UTC
Streaming options:
1) None, gotta be there

Can’t make it this year? Many MANY other chances to catch both bands the rest of this summer.

Interpol tour dates: http://www.interpolnyc.com/shows/

Darkside tour dates: http://www.darksideusa.com/tour/

Interpol – New Fall North American Dates

By Gerard on Monday, July 14th, 2014

(photo by Eliot Lee Hazel)

After a number of recent overseas shows including the Glastonbury Festival and ATP Iceland, Interpol have confirmed the following US and Canadian dates in support of the 9/9 release of ‘El Pintor’, kicking off Monday, September 15 in Vancouver. Presale tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am local time in each city (save for Montreal, which will be announced soon) at this site ; remaining tickets are on sale Friday, July 18l.

Mon- 09/15/14 – Vancouver BC – Commodore Ballroom
Tue- 09/16/14 – Seattle WA – Paramount
Wed- 09/17/14 – Portland OR – Crystal Ballroom
Sat- 09/20/14 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
Wed- 09/24/14 – San Diego CA – House of Blues
Fri- 09/26/14 – Salt Lake City UT – The Depot
Sat- 09/27/14 – Denver CO – Ogden
Mon- 09/29/14 – Lawrence KS – Granada
Tue- 09/30/14 – Tulsa OK – Cains
Thur- 10/02/14 – Dallas TX – Southside
Fri- 10/03/14 – Houston TX – House of Blues
Sat- 10/03-Sun 10/5 – Austin TX – Austin City Limits Festival, Zilker Park (date and time announced this week)
Tue- 10/07/14 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Thur- 10/09/14 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
Fri – 10/10/14 – Sun – 10/12/14 – Austin TX Austin CIty Limits Festival, Zilker Park (day and set time tba this week)
Thur- 11/06/14 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
Fri- 11/07/14 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Sat- 11/08/14 – Miami, FL – Fillmore
Mon- 11/10/14 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
Tue- 11/11/14 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
Fri- 11/14/14 –Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Mon- 11/17/14 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Tue- 11/18/14 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
Thur- 11/20/14 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Fri- 11/21/14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Sat- 11/22/14 – Philadelphia PA – Union Transfer
Mon- 11/24/14 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Sat- 11/29/14 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

Fri- 07/25/14 – Wooyung Australia – Splendour In The Grass*
Fri- 08/01/14 – Chicago IL – Lollapalooza, Grant Park*
Wed- 08/20/14 – Tempe AZ – The Marquee Theatre*
Thur- 08/21/14 – Las Vegas NV – The Pool- Cosmopolitan*
Sat- 08/23/14 – Los Angeles CA – FYF Fest*

* – previously announced

VIDEO : “All The Rage Back Home”

Preorder from The Matador Store for an exclusive white vinyl version of the LP with alternate art, accompanied by a limited-edition 12”x12” silkscreen print on very fine cardstock (while supplies last)

(Note: exclusive white vinyl LP with alternate art will also be available at your local independent record store)

Preorder on iTunes and receive an exclusive bonus track on release date plus an early download of “All The Rage Back Home” right now.

Preorder ‘El Pintor’ from the Interpol store

Interpol On The Web:
Official Site
Facebook
Twitter
Interpol YouTube Channel

VIDEO : Interpol – “All The Rage Back Home”

By Gerard on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Having premiered just a few minutes ago on Radio One’s Zane Lowe program, Triple J and a number of major US radio outlets, here’s the first video from Interpol’s forthcoming ‘El Pintor’, “All The Rage Back Home”, directed by Paul Banks and Sophia Peer.

upcoming US dates :

08/01 – Lollapalooza, Chicago IL (sold out)
08/20 – Marquee Theatre, Tempe AZ
08/21 – The Pool at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas NV
8/23 – FYF Fest, Los Angeles CA
10/3 – Austin City Limits Festival, Austin TX (sold out)
10/10 – Austin City Limits Festival, Austin TX

Preorder from The Matador Store for an exclusive white vinyl version of the LP with alternate art, accompanied by a limited-edition 12”x12” silkscreen print on very fine cardstock (while supplies last)

(Note: exclusive white vinyl LP with alternate art will also be available at your local independent record store)

Preorder on iTunes and receive an exclusive bonus track on release date plus an early download of “All The Rage Back Home” (later today).

Preorder ‘El Pintor’ from the Interpol store

‘El Pintor’ is in stores September 9.

Interpol On The Web:
Official Site
Facebook
Twitter
Interpol YouTube Channel

GOVERNORS BALL AND MORE THIS WEEKEND IN NYC: INTERPOL, FUCKED UP, KURT VILE, MAJICAL CLOUDZ AND TANLINES

By Rian on Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Lots going on this weekend and it all kicks off TONIGHT with Kurt Vile and The Violators warming up Governors Ball with the Official Kickoff Party at Brooklyn Bowl. Advance tickets are sold out but there are a limited number of tickets being held at the door starting at… 6pm. That’s in a little more than an hour, get movin’.

Below is a schedule for the rest of the weekend. See you out there.

FRIDAY June 6th

Governors Ball: Kurt Vile and The Violators on Big Apple Stage at 2:15pm

Record Release Show for ‘Glass Boys’ : Fucked Up at Bowery Ballroom at 9:00pm SOLD OUT

Pitchfork Nightcap & Governors Ball Presents: Majical Cloudz - The Studio at Webster Hall starting at 10:00pm. Tickets here.

SATURDAY June 7th

Governors Ball: Tanlines (True Panther) on Big Apple Stage at 2:15pm

SUNDAY June 8th

Governors Ball: Interpol on Big Apple Stage at 8:00pm (have you heard the news about ‘El Pintor’ yet?)

 

Coming September 9 : Interpol – El Pintor

By Gerard on Thursday, June 5th, 2014

(photo by Eliot Lee Hazel)

On September 9, we’ll be releasing INTERPOL‘s first new album in 4 years, ‘El Pintor’ on LP, compact disc and all digital formats in North, Central and South America (Soft Limit will be handling the rest of the world). Recorded at Electric Lady Studios and Atomic Sound in New York City with engineer James Brown, the band’s fifth album – taut and epic in equal measure – finds Interpol recharged, and ready to reclaim their mantle as one of the planet’s best. ‘El Pintor’’s songs (track listing below) were written and produced by Interpol, with Daniel Kessler playing guitar & piano, Samuel Fogarino on drums, and Paul Banks on vocals, guitars, and taking over bass duties for the first time. The album also features contributions from The Secret Machines’ Brandon Curtis (keyboards), Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. (Beck, Air) 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 at Assault and Battery Studios, and mastered by Greg Calbi.

(making of ‘El Pintor’ clip directed by Adam Levite)

‘El Pintor’ track listing :

1. All the Rage Back Home
2. My Desire
3. Anywhere
4. Same Town, New Story
5. My Blue Supreme
6. Everything is Wrong
7. Breaker 1
8. Ancient Ways
9. Tidal Wave
10. Twice as Hard

Interpol will be touring all summer, with festival performances including Governors Ball (this weekend), Lollapalooza, FYF Fest, Austin City Limits Festival, Glastonbury, and Roskilde already confirmed. They’ll be back on the road this fall with more dates to be announced soon.

Preorder from The Matador Store for an exclusive white vinyl version of the LP with alternate art, accompanied by a limited-edition 12”x12” silkscreen print on very fine cardstock (while supplies last)

(Note: exclusive white vinyl LP with alternate art will also be available at your local independent record store)

Preorder on iTunes and receive an exclusive bonus track on release date plus an early download of “All The Rage Back Home” in mid-July.

Preorder ‘El Pintor’ from the Interpol store

Interpol On The Web:
Official Site
Facebook
Twitter
Interpol YouTube Channel

Interpol – Facebook/Spotify playlist competition winner announced

By Gabe on Thursday, December 13th, 2012

We’ve selected the winning entrant in the recent Interpol Turn On The Bright Lights: The Tenth Anniversary Edition Facebook/Spotify “Where Were You In 2002″ playlist competition. Matthew Phillip Ordes took the prize for, among other things, his essential inclusion of Hot Snakes’ “Suicide Invoice” and his brazen selection of Spoon’s “Metal Detektor” from A Series Of Sneaks (an album that which came out in 1998 but, in fairness to Matthew, was reissued by Merge in ’02 – great fucking song in any year).

Matthew, look out for your sure-to-be-weird-in-all-the-right-ways video montage of Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino rocking your playlist, as well as an autographed copy of the new reissue. Everyone, here’s your winner:

Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights: The Tenth Anniversary Edition now available physically

By Gabe on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Following a week’s manufacturing delay, the immaculate physical editions of Interpol’s Turn On The Bright Lights: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (hardbound book containing double vinyl + DVD, hardbound book containing double CD + DVD) are now available to own.







Interpol’s ‘Turn On The Bright Lights : The 10th Anniversary Edition’ Out Today (Digital Version)

By Gerard on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
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(above : Daniel Kessler Recalls Interpol’s Infancy At The Site of The Former Baby Jupiter)

Persons attempting research on the late LES venue Baby Jupiter might run across a number of Health Dept. sanctions for the since shuttered Cafe Charbon-Epicerie, so we’re fortunate that Interpol’s Daniel Kessler can recall more historic times on the block. The above clip happens to coincide with today’s digital release of the expanded/remastered reissue of Interpol’s landmark 2002 debut album, ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’, hailed earlier this morning by Pitchfork’s Matt LeMay as an album that captured NYC as “a crushingly real place, rendered in such vivid emotional detail that it rings true even to those who have never set foot in the city.” Just try to make a record like that today without mentioning Duane Reade once.

The physical versions of the TOTBL 10th Anniversary Edition (hardbound book containing double vinyl + DVD, hardbound book containing double CD + DVD) will be in stores Tuesday, December 11, however, we’ve already begun shipping to mail order customers who’ve preordered..  You can still purchase either edition from The Matador Store.

Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights – An Oral History

By Patrick on Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Pitchfork has posted an incredible oral history with Interpol about Turn On The Bright Lights. It features Paul Banks, Carlos Dengler, Sam Fogarino, Daniel Kessler, and Matador co-founder Chris Lombardi talking in detail about the formation of the band, the New York music scene from 1998 to 2002 and the making of the album.

Read it here:

The Tenth Anniversary edition is arriving in the hands of mail order customers on December 4, and will be in stores December 11.

Where were you in 2002? An Interpol Spotify Competition

By Naomi on Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Cast your mind back to 2002. Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopez had just died, Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize and The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers was the highest grossing movie. Meanwhile, Turn On The Bright Lights topped all the major top album lists (not least Pitchfork) and cemented it’s place as one of the albums of the decade.

To create a real sense of that time and why Turn On The Bright Lights was such an important album we’d like to create a seminal list of the best tracks of 2002.

Make a Spotify playlist of your favourite tracks from 2002 and post it as a comment to this message. The best playlist will be chosen via a heated debate in the Matador offices. The creator of the winning playlist will win a signed copy of the Turn On The Bright Lights: The 10th Anniversary Edition Double LP as well as a video of Sam Fogarino listening to their playlist. Really.

To jog your memory, here’s a little playlist showing what Matador was up to in 2002.

Turn On The Bright Lights Screening Event and Round Table Discussion

By Naomi on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

To celebrate the release of TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS: THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, the IFC in New York are hostng a very special event on Monday 3rd December, the eve of the record’s digital release*. A screening of rare footage from early Interpol performances and music videos will be followed by a roundtable discussion about TOTBL and it’s position in the musical landscape of the early 2000s, featuring Sam Fogarino and Daniel Kessler from the band, Pitchfork founder Ryan Schreiber, Other Music co-owner Josh Madell and moderated by NYU Professor Amanda Petrusich. This promises to be a special evening and will also be your first chance to get your hands on the record itself in all it’s glory.

Get your tickets here.

*Please note: Unfortunately, due to a manufacturing delay, the CD and vinyl street dates have pushed a week from Dec 3(UK)/4(US) to Dec 10/11. Digital street date remains the same, and there will be advance physical stock at the event!

Turn On The Bright Lights IFC Screening and Round Table Discussion

Interpol – Tenth Anniversary Edition product shots, an MP3, and another interview clip

By Patrick on Monday, November 19th, 2012

Check out these product shots of the amazing Interpol Turn On The Bright Lights – Tenth Anniversary Edition package, coming out December 4:

Hardbound book containing double vinyl + DVD, hardbound book containing double CD + DVD, or digital album. Full details on the contents here. Preorder it here.

At the same time, we are proud to present an MP3 highlight from the package, the very first demo of the song “Roland.” It was originally released on the band’s first EP, Fukd ID #3 (Chemikal Underground) on December 11, 2000:

Roland (First Demo)

In addition, you can watch the band talk some more about New York locations from back in the day – here it’s Context Studios, where they rehearsed:

Interpol visit old haunts, Turn On The Bright Lights: The Tenth Anniversary Edition available at iTunes for pre-order

By Gabe on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Today Interpol launches a series of short vignettes shot around New York City detailing the band’s early days:

Turn On The Bright Lights: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (out December 4) is now available at for pre-order at iTunes.

Many more Interpol nuggets are coming over the next few weeks as we ramp up to #TOTBL10 (Patrick, can that be the official hash tag?). Stay tuned.