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Listen: Interpol - “What Is What”

Also Collaborate with Shephard Fairey on Brooklyn Mural

Dec 01, 2014 Interpol
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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. All fans need to do is type in “Everything is Wrong,” the title of the band’s latest El Pintor single, to start the download process.

Coinciding with the single and secret song Interpol have collaborated with artist Shepard Fairey on a mural recently unveiled in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Fairey, who designed the cover art for the band’s 2004 LP Antics, built off the new album’s anagramed title, turning “Everything Is Wrong” into the phrases “The Very Growing Sin” and “Every Wrong Insight.” According to a statement by Fairey, “The lyrics to ‘Everything Is Wrong’ are open to interpretation, but whether the song is about hard living, relationship failures, wear and tear on the environment, or an empire mentality, regret for poor decisions seems to be the theme. I decided to explore the idea of being complicit in a personal relationship or a relationship with a system that one realizes is unhealthy.”

You can read Fairey’s full message here.



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