Earlier this month, you got a blurry taste of “The Heinrich Manuever” from Our Love To Admire, the Interpol LP out 7/10. Now, thanks to exciting advances in radio-ripping technology, and heads up from a few Stereogum readers, you can enjoy the tune (minus the first two seconds) in pristine 192 kbps compressed audio. Check it out here.

The tune doesn’t present the directional shift suggested by the group’s wintry website makeover and Carlos’ new floppy-coiff (dude speaks through his hair). To be perfectly honest, we’re thinking “Slow Hands Pt. II.” But this is a strong single, sure to grow on us after even more listens, and we’re so digging the haunting synth flourishes in the chorus.

So who’s Heinrich?

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  1. Evan  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2007 0

    Wow..you really weren’t kidding about “Slow Hands pt II”. But hey, it’s Interpol, so what do you expect?

  2. Looks like he just stepped out of the old west. And Heinrich… is that supposed to mean Heinrich Himmler?

  3. KingHater  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2007 0

    Dear Stereogum,

    Thank you for showing uncharacteristic restraint in refraining from using the word “Coachella” in the title of this item. You get a bit sycophantic when it comes to music festivals (see also “SXSW”).

  4. production sounds crisp and clean. im excited for this album a lot.

  5. b.LOUD  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2007 0

    You’re right about “Slow Hands pt. II”, but I was also thinking “PDA pt. II”. It’s basically classic Interpol which is good, but – judging from the clips of the 3 new songs on YouTube – if it took 2+ plus to make this album, why didn’t they do anything different with their sound?

  6. nick  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2007 0

    because they aren’t very good.

  7. Richie  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2007 0

    Well that’s just like, your opinion, Nick..
    As regards this song… not exactly a blast of novelty or anything but it’ll do as a single as long as they deliver the goods on the rest of the album.

  8. Stephan  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2007 0

    They didn’t even start recording until January, so the two+ years is actually like four months. They’ve been working pretty much non stop since TOTBL came out, so they took a much deserved break.

  9. yeah people seem eager to forget about them. first of all, disregard trying to pin the sound of the album by this clip of a single. i think it sounds great. the song is pretty good. their up to their similar sound but i think that should be embraced if the album is solid.

    there’s a ton of bands that always put out similar sounding records but theyre great and people love them. quit the backlash so early. like predetermined….

  10. Matthew  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2007 0

    I don’t give a damn about anyone else’s opinion, I love Interpol. This is a great song, though not one of their absolute best. Still, it’s likely to grow on me. I can’t wait for the album. Old sound or new sound, it still sounds like Interpol to me.

  11. steve perry  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2007 0

    it’s not a great song- but i really don’t care. it’s catchy. it’s what interpol fucking does. makes similar but solid songs.
    sometimes i just needs me some interpol.

  12. fratster  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2007 0

    You music nerds are so fucking dense sometimes. Kirk Heinrich is a basketball player for the Bulls.

  13. oldskool  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2007 0

    Is that Carlos or Kevin Kline? Oh look, it’s Kkkk-kenneth, ccc-coming to kkk-kill me.

  14. juepucta  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2007 0

    I am boycotting just because of Dengler’s bolo tie.

    -G.

  15. Apparently the album has leaked. Anyone got a link?

  16. Jake  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2007 0

    This reminds me of how Pearl Jam used to be called “Mookie Blaylock.” funny when rock bands like sports. Pavement and horseracing doesn’t count though.

  17. does anyone know where I can get teh whole show?

  18. kevin  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2007 0

    “You music nerds are so fucking dense sometimes. Kirk Heinrich is a basketball player for the Bulls.”

    Ummm… it’s actually Kirk Hinrich. Who’s fucking dense now? fratster, go do a goddamn keg stand or try to date-rape some unsuspecting co-ed for christ’s sake…

  19. fratster  |   Posted on Apr 30th, 2007 0

    “Ummm… it’s actually Kirk Hinrich. Who’s fucking dense now? fratster, go do a goddamn keg stand or try to date-rape some unsuspecting co-ed for christ’s sake…”

    Fascinating…is that information available on the internet somewhere?

  20. Jack Lord  |   Posted on May 1st, 2007 0

    as a KU Jayhawk fan, i remember that Kirk spells his name: Hinrich.

    so he is unaffiliated with this manuever.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirk_Hinrich

  21. alexis  |   Posted on May 1st, 2007 0

    When I first heard it I was slightly horrified at the made-for-radio production but it’s growing on me quite a lot and it’s full of differences for the detail-oriented fan. The other songs that they have played are amazing as well in my opinion, and I’m really really thrilled for the album to finally come soon. This is a lovely little song, very catchy, and yeah, not amazing, I don’t think but not every song has to be. It just has to bring something new to the table. With this new material I am confident that they’re delivering the “goods”.

  22. Frank Drebbin  |   Posted on May 1st, 2007 0

    Their Coachella set made time stand still. It sounded like they played “Slow Hands” seven or eight times and interspersed with the approximately the same number of “PDAs” and “Obstacle #16, #9 and #23.” It all sounded like a Psychedelic Furs gig without the hits.

    Sorry, but it’s true.

  23. heinrich  |   Posted on May 11th, 2007 0

    The Heinrich Maneuver is a term coined by Professor Matthew Brown at the Eastman School of Music. It refers to the music theorist Heinrich Schenker (1868 – 1935). See (under the Contents section): http://catalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v3=1&DB=local&CMD=010a+2005007617&CNT=10+records+per+page . And for more on Schenker see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Schenker

  24. heinrich  |   Posted on May 11th, 2007 0

    The Heinrich Maneuver is a term coined by Professor Matthew Brown at the Eastman School of Music. It refers to the music theorist Heinrich Schenker (1868 – 1935). See (under the Contents section): http://catalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v3=1&DB=local&CMD=010a+2005007617&CNT=10+records+per+page. And for more on Schenker see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Schenker

  25. will  |   Posted on Jun 5th, 2007 0

    i know this is a lame question, but is it just ‘heinrich maneuver’ or ‘the heinrich maneuver’ ?

  26. David S.  |   Posted on Jun 8th, 2007 0

    As a former student of Prof. Brown, I can confirm his coinage of the term “Heinrich Maneuver” to explain a facet of Heinrich Schenker’s music theory. I can also confirm that Prof. Brown is a fan of Interpol – I myself got into the band based on his recommendation.

  27. i thought it was something you do when your choking on your food.

  28. Pfaender  |   Posted on Jul 6th, 2007 0

    “i thought it was something you do when your choking on your food.”

    Idiot! This maneuver is called The Heimlich Maneuver!

  29. i love carlos. he is always à l’avant- garde!

    ?

  30. Check out the HEINRICH MANEUVER web site!
    http://www.myspace.com/heinrichmaneuver

    John

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