Details of the new Interpol album can finally be confirmed: Their sixth album, Marauder, will be released on August 24th. The album’s first single, ‘The Rover’, can be heard below, and will be performed live on US television show The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight.
Overnight, Interpol revealed all details (Themes! Making-of! Album art! Producer! Visuals!) to a convergence of their most fervent fans and media, live from General Prim 30 in Mexico City via a live-streamed press conference. Watch it here.
In 2017 Daniel Kessler, Paul Banks, and Sam Fogarino worked on a new album inside the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ rehearsal space in Manhattan. The result is Marauder – an album that sways as well as it seduces, that pounds as well as it pouts, and that batters as well as it broods.
For the first time since 2007’s Our Love to Admire, Interpol have opened themselves up to the input of a producer. For two-week spells between December of 2017 to April of 2018, they travelled to upstate New York to work with Dave Fridmann at his remote and frequently snowbound Tarbox Studios.
Like most, Paul has been many different people over the course of his life, and shades of them poke through throughout the album. Whether it’s the rabble-rousing, magnet for trouble at the heart of ‘The Rover’, there are fascinating traces of a real person – past, present and future – entwined through many of the songs. Pre-order Marauder here.
Stream / purchase ‘The Rover’: https://interpol.lnk.to/TheRover