Interpol – “Ancient Ways”
“Oooh, fuck the ancient ways!” is a hell of an opening lyric, and Interpol’s latest El Pintor single doesn’t let up from there. “Ancient Ways” is a dense and intense take on the band’s signature sound. Paul Banks sings about tradition bearing down on him, and the part of tradition is played by what feels like an infinite barrage of guitars and rhythm that refuses to relent. If you’ve been looking for a reminder of why you used to love Interpol so much, here ya go.