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Under the Radar Announces Issue 64 with Kamasi Washington on the Cover

Issue 64 Out Now and Also Includes Interviews with Interpol, Beach House, Wild Nothing, Death Cab for Cutie, Suede, Natalie Prass, Ethan Hawke vs. Phosphorescent, Christine and the Queens, Low, Snail Mail, and Much More

Aug 31, 2018

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, which is out now nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere) and available to buy directly from us here. The issue features Kamasi Washington on the cover. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: boygenius, Wild Nothing, Yumi Zouma, Danielson, and More

Plus Lost Under Heaven, Lala Lala, J Mascis, The Goon Sax, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 24, 2018

This week's Songs of the Week is packed. Firstly boygenius, the new supergroup featuring Julien BakerLucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers, released three songs this week and all were worthy of the list. Thus we decided to expand it from a Top 10 to a Top 12, so that 10 separate artists were still included, be even that wasn't enough, so we added one more for an unlucky Top 13.  More

Album of the Week: Tunng

Songs You Make At Night Out Now via Full Time Hobby

Aug 24, 2018

Tunng released a new album, Songs You Make At Night, today via Full Time Hobby. It's the first album with the original lineup (including founding members Sam Genders and Mike Lindsay) since 2007's Good Arrows. While we are not doing a full-on Album of the Week post on it, we wanted to acknowledge it as this week's Album of the Week. More

Stream the New Album by Interpol

Marauder Out Now via Matador

Aug 24, 2018

Interpol (Daniel Kessler, Paul Banks, and Sam Fogarino) released a new album, Marauder, today via Matador. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. More

Aug 23, 2018

Interpol (Daniel Kessler, Paul Banks, and Sam Fogarino) are releasing a new album, Marauder, this Friday (August 24) via Matador. Now the band has shared one last pre-release single from the album, "If You Really Love Nothing," via a video that stars Kristen Stewart and Finn Wittrock. More

Aug 21, 2018

Interpol (Daniel Kessler, Paul Banks, and Sam Fogarino) are releasing a new album, Marauder, this Friday (August 24) via Matador. Now the band are planning even further ahead and have announced some new 2019 tour dates. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Anna Calvi, Spiritualized, Petite Noir, Neneh Cherry, and More

Plus Phosphorescent, Moses Sumney, Robyn, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Teleman, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 03, 2018

Lots of strong Songs of the Week contenders this week. We were tempted to do a Top 12 again like last week, instead of our usual Top 10, but resisted the excess. There are lots of Europeans in this week's list. More

Interpol Share New Song “Number 10”

Marauder Due Out August 24 via Matador

Jul 30, 2018

Interpol (Daniel Kessler, Paul Banks, and Sam Fogarino) are releasing a new album, Marauder, on August 24 via Matador. Now they have shared another song from the album, "Number 10," which is about an office romance.  More

Jul 11, 2018

Interpol (Daniel Kessler, Paul Banks, and Sam Fogarino) are releasing a new album, Marauder, on August 24 via Matador. Now the band have shared a video for "The Rover" that was shot in Mexico City and stars actor Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls, The Punisher). More

Interpol Announce More Fall North American Tour Dates

Marauder Due Out August 24 via Matador

Jun 12, 2018

Interpol (Daniel Kessler, Paul Banks, and Sam Fogarino) are releasing a new albumMarauder, on August 24 via Matador. Previously they shared its first single, "The Rover" (which was one of our Songs of the Week), and then they performed the song on The Late Show with Stephen ColbertMore

Jun 09, 2018

Interpol (Daniel Kessler, Paul Banks, and Sam Fogarino) are releasing a new album, Marauder, on August 24 via Matador. Previously they shared its first single, "The Rover" (which was one of our Songs of the Week). As promised when the album was announced on Thursday, last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "The Rover." More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Wild Nothing, Suede, Anna Calvi, Matty, John Coltrane, and More

Plus Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Tomberlin, Interpol, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 08, 2018

This was a strong week for new tracks, so much so that we almost expanded this week's Songs of the Week list to a Top 13. Instead we decided to include three honorable mentions. The full list includes two legendary artists who we will soon be getting previously unreleased posthumous albums from. More

Jun 07, 2018

Interpol (Daniel Kessler, Paul Banks, and Sam Fogarino) have announced a new album, Marauder, and shared its first single, "The Rover." The album is due out August 24 via Matador and was announced via a live-streamed press conference from Mexico City. The band has also announced some tour dates. More

May 15, 2017

Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA joined forces to become Banks & Steelz and released their debut album, Anything But Words, last year via Warner Bros.  More

May 01, 2017

Interpol previously announced some European tour dates in which they will perform their classic debut album, 2002's Turn on the Bright Lights, in its entirety in honor of its 15th anniversary and now they have announced two such shows in New York and Los Angeles for this September.  More

Interpol Announce “Turn on the Bright Lights” 15th Anniversary Tour Dates

European Dates This August and September, Band Working on a New Album

Jan 23, 2017

It's been two-and-a-half years since Interpol's last album, 2014's El Pintor, which was their fifth. Frontman Paul Banks has kept busy with Banks & Steelz, his side-project with Wu-Tang Clan's RZA that released their debut album, Anything But Words, last August.  More

Sep 22, 2016

Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA have joined forces to become Banks & Steelz and recently released their debut album, Anything But Words, via Warner Bros. Last night the duo stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform "Giant." Watch below. More

Aug 31, 2016

Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA have joined forces to become Banks & Steelz and released their debut album, Anything But Words, last Friday via Warner Bros. Last night the duo stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to make their TV debut. Watch below. More

Listen: Banks & Steelz (Paul Banks + RZA) – “Anything But Words”

Anything But Words Due Out August 26 via Warner Bros.

Aug 12, 2016

Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA have joined forces to become Banks & Steelz and are releasing their debut album, Anything But Words, on August 26 via Warner Bros. Now the duo have shared another song from the record, title track "Anything But Words." More

Jul 28, 2016

Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA have joined forces to become Banks & Steelz and are releasing their debut album, Anything But Words, on August 26 via Warner Bros. More

Jul 26, 2016

Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA have joined forces to become Banks & Steelz and are releasing their debut album, Anything But Words, on August 26 via Warner Bros. More

Jul 14, 2016

Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA have joined forces to become Banks & Steelz and are releasing their debut album, Anything But Words, on August 26 via Warner Bros.  More

Jun 09, 2016

Banks & Steelz - a musical collaboration between Wu Tang Clan's RZA and Interpol's Paul Banks - have announced that their upcoming debut album will be titled Anything But Words. More

Watch: Banks & Steelz (Interpol’s Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA) - “Love + War” Video

Debut Song Also Features Ghostface Killah, Video References Reservoir Dogs

May 20, 2016

Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA have joined forces to become Banks & Steelz. Yesterday the duo shared their first song, "Love + War," which also features Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface KillahMore

May 19, 2016

Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA have joined forces to become Banks & Steelz (which sounds like the name of a '70s cop show). The duo have shared their first song, "Love + War," which also features Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah. More

Mar 30, 2015

Releasing their fifth album El Pintor last year, Interpol have premiered a brand new music remix of their included track "All the Rage Back Home." More

Jan 22, 2015

Recently announcing a whole new batch of North American tour datesInterpol have premiered a brand new music video for their latest El Pintor single, "Everything Is Wrong." More

Jan 20, 2015

Continuing their support of last year's El PintorInterpol have announced plans for a North American tour. More

Watch: Interpol Perform “My Desire” On Conan

El Pintor is Out Now Via Matador

Dec 16, 2014

Last night Interpol brought El Pintor tune “My Desire” to late night television. More

Listen: Interpol - “What Is What”

Also Collaborate with Shephard Fairey on Brooklyn Mural

Dec 01, 2014

Over the holiday weekend Interpol released a brand new track titled, "What Is What." An outtake from the NYC trio's El Pintor sessions, the song has been made available for free on the band's new website. More

Oct 23, 2014

This week Interpol was a guest on Later with Jools Holland More

Oct 20, 2014

Interpol have premiered a brand new music video featuring their latest El Pintor single "My Desire." More

Podcast Roundup: Paul Banks, Rivers Cuomo, Sharon Van Etten

Featured On Comedy Bang Bang, WTF With Marc Maron, And The Todd Barry Podcast

Oct 02, 2014

This week has been a good one for music and comedy nerds. A few of the best podcasts around hosted musicians this week. More

Watch: Interpol – “Twice as Hard” Video

El Pintor is Out Now on Matador

Sep 17, 2014

Interpol’s new video was for El Pintor cut “Twice as Hard” was directed by frontman Paul Banks.  More

Under the Radar Announces September/October Issue with alt-J on the Cover

Issue 51 Also Includes Interviews with Arcade Fire vs. Peter Gabriel, Interpol, Jessie Ware, Foxygen, Caribou, Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, Terry Gilliam, Gotham's Ben McKenzie, Zola Jesus, and More

Sep 12, 2014

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the September/October issue, which is on newsstands now. It features alt-J on the cover. Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry does a joint interview with Peter Gabriel. We talk to Lush's Miki Berenyi and Emma Anderson about their 1996 album, LovelifeMore

Watch: Interpol on “Letterman”

El Pintor Is Out Now On Matador

Sep 10, 2014

Last night Interpol stopped by Letterman to perform El Pintor cut, “All the Rage Back Home.”  More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Foxygen, Modest Mouse, Interpol, TOPS, and More

Plus New Tracks from Jessie Ware, Zola Jesus, Sondre Lerche, Kindness, Esben and the Witch, Purling Hiss, Willis Earl Beal, Moonbabies, Mysteries, Happyness, King Tuff, and Others

Sep 05, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by Foxygen, Modest Mouse, Interpol, TOPS, Jessie Ware, Zola Jesus, Sondre Lerche, Kindness, Esben and the Witch, Purling Hiss, Willis Earl Beal, Moonbabies, Mysteries, Happyness, King Tuff, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More

Listen: Interpol - “The Depths”

New Album El Pintor Out Sept. 9

Sep 02, 2014

Due to release their fifth album El Pintor next week, Interpol have shared a bonus track off the LP titled "The Depths," which is included on special edition versions of the record. More

Stream Interpol’s “El Pintor” (Plus Albums by Stuart Murdoch and Blonde Redhead)

El Pintor, Stuart Murdoch's God Help the Girl, and Blonde Redhead's Barragán All Out Next Week

Aug 26, 2014

Next month on Sept. 9 NYC trio Interpol are due to return with the release of their fifth album El PintorMore

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Charli XCX, Phoenix, Interpol, Caribou, and More

Plus New Tracks from Jessie Ware, The Drums, Peaking Lights, Les Sins, Darkside, Teleman (Remixed by Boxed In), Joanna Gruesome, The Twilight Sad, The Unicorns, Sinkane, TOPS, and Others

Aug 22, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by Charli XCX, Phoenix, Interpol, Caribou, Jessie Ware, The Drums, Peaking Lights, Les Sins (Toro Y Moi side-project), Darkside, Teleman (Remixed by Boxed In), Joanna Gruesome, The Twilight Sad, The Unicorns, Sinkane, TOPS, TEEN, Douglas Dare, The Coathangers, Young Karin, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More

Listen: Interpol - “Ancient Way”

El Pintor Out Sept. 9

Aug 18, 2014

El Pintor, the latest album from Interpol, is scheduled to come out next month on Sept. 9. More

Interpol Announce North American Tour

New Album El Pintor Out Sept. 9

Jul 14, 2014

On Sept. 9 Interpol will release El Pintor, the trio's first album in four years. More

Watch: Interpol - “All The Rage Back Home” Video (Co-Directed by Paul Banks)

First New Track From El Pintor, Out Sept. 9 via Matador

Jul 09, 2014

Interpol debuted the first new track from their upcoming LP El Pintor today, and it's fantastic. We have the video, which is co-directed by frontman Paul Banks.  More

Jun 19, 2014

Interpol have officially released the first glimpse of their new material via a pro-shot live video for the song "Anywhere," from their upcoming album El Pintor. More

Jun 10, 2014

The Big Apple's annual outdoor music festival took place June 6th through 9th, 2014, on Randall's Island. Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Grimes, Phoenix, Interpol, Spoon, Janelle Monae, Jenny Lewis, and many others played to large, sweaty NYC crowds, and photographer Robert Kidd was there to cover the action.

Check out his photos of day one here, and days two and three hereMore

Interpol Announces New Album “El Pintor”

Due Out September 9 On Matador

Jun 05, 2014

On September 9 Interpol will release their new album, El Pintor. More

May 29, 2014

Brace yourselves: Interpol is hitting the road in the U.S. for the first time in three years.  More

Mar 18, 2014

Sure Interpol has been teasing us with the possibility of a fifth album, but until now it’s been pretty quiet in terms of actual new tunes. More

Interpol Announce Tour Dates, Working on New Album

Fifth Album Due Out Later This Year

Jan 21, 2014

Revealing last summer that they had begun work on the follow-up to their 2010 self-titled LPInterpol have announced plans for a round shows this coming spring and summer. More

Interpol Begin Work on New Album

Follow-up to Album Number Four

Aug 16, 2013

Interpol have confirmed that they have started work on their fifth studio album.  More

Listen to a New Track From Interpol Side Project, EmptyMansions

snakes/vultures/sulfate Out April 2, 2013 on Riot House Records

Jan 17, 2013

While Paul Banks has been off cultivating his solo career, the other members of Interpol haven’t simply been sitting around working on their tans. Meet EmptyMansions, the side project of drummer Sam Forgarino and Interpol touring member, Brandon Curtis. More

Listen: Interpol - “Roland” (Demo)

Featured on 10th Anniversary Reissue of Debut

Nov 19, 2012

Next month Interpol will reissue their seminal debut Turn On the Bright Lights to celebrate it's 10th anniversary. More

Sep 28, 2012

Today in things that make us feel old: Interpol’s Turn on the Bright Lights has been out for a decade. In honor of its 10th birthday, Matador will release a deluxe version on November 20.  More

Sep 12, 2012

Last month Interpol's Paul Banks announced the release of his second solo album, aptly titled Banks. More

Aug 06, 2012

Today, Paul Banks of Interpol announced a second solo album, Banks, due October 23 via Matador. More

Listen: Julian Plenti - “Summertime Is Coming”

Off Interpol Frontman's Solo EP

Jun 26, 2012

Back in AprilInterpol frontman Paul Banks announced the release of a solo EP under his Julian Plenti moniker. More

Apr 19, 2012

Interpol frontman Paul Banks has announced the release of a new solo EP entitled Julian Plenti Lives... on June 12 via Matador Records. More

Interpol and David Lynch Team Up For “Lights” Video

Two Artists Make Each Other Look Cooler

Jul 13, 2011

David Lynch and Interpol—two Goth favorites—teamed up for a short film, set to Interpol track, “Lights” (from the band’s self-titled fourth album).We have the video. More

Mar 01, 2011

After replacing long-time member Carlos Dengler in May of last year, Interpol's bassist Dave Pajo announced that he is leaving the band.  More

Feb 08, 2011

On Friday, February 4, 2011, Interpol, performed at the UCSB's Event Center in Santa Barbara, CA with support from School of Seven Bells. Photographer, Robert Redfield, was there to capture the action. Check out the full gallery. More

Interpol Light Up Conan

Bad Pun Alert: They Played Lights

Feb 04, 2011

Last night, Interpol rocked Conan. We have the video.  More

Interpol Announce New April and May Tour Dates

Possible Coachella Performance?

Jan 18, 2011

Interpol, the stars of Under the Radar's Fall 2010 cover, have announced a new batch of spring tour dates. Considering that there's a gap in their schedule the Friday and Saturday of Coachella and that they are playing Sacramento and Tucson either side of that gap, it seems likely that they will be performing at the festival. Here are the dates: More

Nov 23, 2010

Dream pop duo School of Seven Bells is hitting the road with maudlin rockers Interpol (who grace the cover of our most recent issue).  We have the dates.  More

Interpol Announce New Tour Dates

November, January, and February, Get Ready to Rock!

Nov 03, 2010

Under the Radar cover artists Interpol have announced a new string of tour dates to close out 2010 and kick off 2011 in style. More

Nov 01, 2010

Friday, October 29rd, Interpol, performed at The Veriozon Wireless Theatre in Houston, TX. Photographer, Iman Mannie Saqr, was there to capture the action. Check out the full gallery. More

Under the Radar Announces Fall Issue and Interpol Cover

Issue Also Features Mark Ronson, Jenny and Johnny, Grinderman, Deerhunter vs. Stereolab, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Blonde Redhead, and more

Oct 11, 2010

Under the Radar's Fall Issue has just hit stands. Interpol graces the cover and the issue features an in-depth 10-page article on the band. Under the Radar staff writer Matt Fink conducted extensive interviews with each member and Under the Radar co-Publisher/head photographer Wendy Lynch Redfern conducted an exclusive photo-shoot with the trio in Los Angeles. More

Interpol Stop By BBC 6 For a Music Session

Check Out “Barricade,” “Summer Well,” “Lights”

Sep 17, 2010

Interpol recently dropped by the BBC six studios for a live session. We have the videos.  More

Photos of Interpol Performing at a Hollywood Parking Lot

Record Release Show for Fans at Space 15 Twenty

Sep 08, 2010

Last night Interpol played an "Out-Store" performance in a parking lot at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood. Fans who pre-ordered Interpol's new, self-titled fourth album via Los Angeles area independent record stores (or via Matador Records' website) were given wristbands to attend this cozy event.  More

Interpol Unveil “Barricade” Video

Second Clip From Band's Upcoming Self-Titled Album

Aug 27, 2010

Interpol have unveiled the second video from their upcoming self-titled fourth album due on Matador September 7. We have the clip. More

Jun 30, 2010

Turning the promotional blitz up to 11 (or at least 9 ½), Interpol released their tracklist and album cover for their upcoming self-titled fourth album, due out September 7th.

More

Jun 22, 2010

Interpol have premiered on their website the video for "Lights," the first single from their forthcoming self-titled fourth album, which marks their return to Matador Records and is now due September 7 (bumped up a week from September 14). We have the creepy video and it's also available as a free HD download from the band's website. The clip was directed by Los Angeles-based artist Charlie White, who previously helmed Interpol's "Evil" video. They've also announced some new tour dates, which we have too. More

Interpol Returns to Matador Records for Fourth Album

Also Announce Release Date and Enlistment of Secret Machines Member

Jun 16, 2010

Interpol returns to Matador and announces both the release date of the band's fourth album and the identity of the new touring keyboardist. We have the details. More

Interpol Announces September Release Date for Self-Titled Fourth LP

Reveals Identity of New Bassist, Expands Tour With Additional European Dates

Jun 04, 2010

Interpol have finally divulged via their official website the identity of the bassist set to replace the recently departed Carlos D on their upcoming tour, and it's no less than the legendary David Pajo, founding member of Slint. They've also revealed that their now self-titled album is due to be released in mid-September. We have the details. More

May 28, 2010

Turns out U2 leader Bono's influence is stronger than anyone thought. In addition to bringing attention to third-world debt (good) and attention to the AIDS pandemic (also good) it appears he, or rather his back, has the power to reroute indie rock tours. Just ask Interpol. More

Interpol Announces Summer Tour Dates

Bid Carlos D a Fond Farewell

May 12, 2010

After the announcement earlier this week that bassist Carlos D has left the band ("We will remain, as always, deeply respectful fans of this blazingly talented individual." Says the band via their blog.), Interpol is foraging ahead, hitting the road for a series of dates across the United States. We have the dates. More

Interpol Releases New Single “Lights”

Download for Free for the Price of an Email Address or Here

Apr 29, 2010

Interpol has released a new single entitled "Lights." You can download it from the band's website for the price of an email address and your date of birth or you can find it in our Media section here. "Lights" will be on the NY band's not-yet-titled fourth LP. More

New Interpol Album in 2010

Drummer Sam Fogarino Promises the New Record "Falls Back Towards the First”

Nov 19, 2009

Interpol’s got a new year’s gift for the masses—new music. More

Interpol’s Paul Banks is…Julian Plenti

Banks To Release Album, Julian Plenti is...Skyscraper

May 05, 2009

Interpol's Paul Banks is getting ready to release an album as Julian Plenti in August. More


Interviews

Winning to Lose: The Indie Rock Revolution a Decade and a Half Later

Paul Banks, Wayne Coyne, Kevin Drew, Black Francis, Ben Gibbard, Jens Lekman, Murray Lightburn, Colin Meloy, Nina Persson, Laetitia Sadier, and More on Indie Rock's Identity Crisis

Mar 20, 2017

In 2001, when Under the Radar's first issue was released, the music industry had reached a transitional moment. In January, Apple introduced its iTunes program to the world, laying the groundwork to forever change how listeners interfaced with their music. More

Throwback Thursday: Interpol Interview from 2002

Just Don’t Call Them The New Joy Division

Aug 28, 2014

For this Throwback Thursday we revisit our 2002 article on Interpol, our first interview with the band. It was in honor of their debut album, Turn On the Bright Lights. The article appeared in our third issue next to interviews with other hot New York City bands also releasing their debuts at the time, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Liars. Under the Radar Co-Publisher Wendy Lynch Redfern did a photo-shoot with the band at the Troubadour in Los Angeles during their sound-check. Two years later Interpol appeared on our cover for 2004's sophomore album, Antics, and they graced the cover again for 2010's self-titled fourth album. On September 9 the band releases their fifth album, El Pintor, their first to be recorded without founding member Carlos Dengler. Read on as guitarist Daniel Kessler explains why he's filling in for Paul Banks, a recent band theft, the band's beginnings, their songwriting process, and why there are 75 bands he likes better than Joy Division. More


Reviews

Interpol at House of Vans Brooklyn, August 24, 2018

Sep 17, 2018

As I approached the House of Vans, my eyes were met with what had become a familiar neighborhood scene in Greenpoint, Brooklyn over the past eight years-hordes of young, fashionable New Yorkers assembled outside the doors of 25 Franklin Street in long queues that winded and wrapped around the block in serpentine like fashion. But tonight would be the last time.  More

Marauder

Marauder

Matador

Aug 24, 2018

It's been 16 years since Interpol turned the NYC music scene on its ear with their brooding and brilliant debut album Turn on the Bright Lights. Setting the bar very high very early can spell doom to some, but Interpol was able to parlay their early success into a meaningful career, mostly due to a unique ability to push their guitar-based rock in different directions while carving out an interesting and distinctive sound. More

El Pintor

El Pintor

Matador

Sep 05, 2014

Death to Interpol. Death to all neo-baritone-core. Death to The National. Death to Editors. If you really wanted to take a leaf out of Joy Division's book, you all should've called it a day after two albums. It's 2014, for God's sake. More

FYF Fest 2014 Day 1 at LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA

August 23rd, 2014

Aug 25, 2014

Los Angelenos are accustomed to traffic, but not the foot kind. All the bread lines in communist Russia can't compare to the queue clogging up the sidewalk perimeter of Exposition Park at the start of the 11th annual FYF Festival. (Keen observation by Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker: "'FYF festival' is a little redundant isn't it, like 'ATM machine.'") More

Turn on the Bright Lights: 10th Anniversary Edition

Turn on the Bright Lights: 10th Anniversary Edition

Matador

Dec 10, 2012

No matter how one feels about Interpol's output in the 10 years since the release of their debut Turn on the Bright Lights, it's still an astonishing record. Not many bands have come into the world with such clarity of vision that the music, design, attire, and persona all fit tightly into one package. More

Coachella 2011 Day One Report – Cut Copy, Odd Future, Tame Imapala, Interpol, and more

Apr 16, 2011

Day one of Coachella 2011 displayed several improvements over last year. There was less of a crowd (even though it was sold out this year, they put more of a limitation on how many tickets could be sold). Security was tighter and parking seemed less of a pain. And it even seemed as though the Mojave and Gobi tents were a little bigger this year and able to accommodate more fans. Highlights of the day included two bands from down under and some soft rockers; where-as two notable artists stormed off the stage. More

Coachella 2011 Day 1 Recap: Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Gayngs, Robyn, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill

Apr 16, 2011

Following numerous complaints of last year's festival being far too crowded, this year Goldenvoice the organizers of Coachella 2011 made significant changes to address that concern. A wristband with a microchip is now necessary at all time during the festival, scanned at no fewer than two checkpoints on the way into the festival. Additionally, they also sold less tickets than last year. The result of both thus far (it might just be that many attendees couldn't get Friday off from work) is a greatly improved experience. Even during headliner Kings of Leon there was plenty of room to maneuver and find a decent spot to watch the show. So in that respect, it's already a great improvement on last year. This year's music started off with an impressive array of talent, but had little in the way of jaw-dropping moments the festival has become famous for. More

Interpol

Interpol

Matador

Sep 13, 2010

As suggested by the simple title of their fourth album, Interpol pares down their sound, reducing the flourishes and touches that have crept into their music since their debut, 2002's immaculate Turn on the Bright Lights. More