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Mainstream American rock music, as you might recall, was in rough shape in the late ’90s. The Alt-Nation era had run out of road for the most part, giving way to legions of awful post-grunge and nu-metal bands soundtracking extreme energy-drink commercials and extreme-sports video games. These were dark times. This was at a time… More »

Before I get into this week’s picks, allow me to point out that Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea made a video for a song called “Booty.” Hype Williams directed it. It is exactly what you expect it to be. It came out a few years ago, and it has five million views already. At thi… More »

Football season is pretty awkward this year. There’s a widespread unease about watching our modern gladiators destroy each other when so many of them have been accused of battering women and children lately — that is, if the whole concussion thing didn’t already have you feeling vaguely queasy about otherwise amazing moments like this. A… More »

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Carlos D Is An Actor Now

Carlos Dengler, bka Carlos D, left Interpol in 2010, after the band returned to Matador and released their self-titled album. This came as a surprise…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 18, 2015 - 2:52 pm
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Big Noble – “Traveler” Video

Big Noble is the project of Daniel Kessler of Interpol and sound designer Joseph Fraioli, and their debut under the title First Light came out…
Caitlin White | July 2, 2015 - 3:26 pm

Photos: NorthSide Festival (Denmark) 2015

Not to be confused with Brooklyn’s Northside Festival, Denmark’s NorthSide Festival (note the capitalization!) takes place ever June in Aarhaus Denmark, and the fest celebrated…
Stereogum | June 19, 2015 - 11:14 am
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Big Noble – “Pedal” Video (Dir. Tunde Adebimpe)

Big Noble is the collaborative project between Interpol's Daniel Kessler and sound designer Joseph Fraioli. Their full album First Light came out earlier this year,…
Caitlin White | April 13, 2015 - 1:13 pm

Interpol – “All The Rage Back Home (Panda Bear Remix)”

At this point, Panda Bear seems pretty far-removed from his Animal Collective bandmates, let alone the rest of the indie rock landscape. He is not,…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2015 - 1:02 pm
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Big Noble – “Atlantic Din” Video

Big Noble is the collaboration between Interpol's Daniel Kessler and sound designer Joseph Fraioli. Their debut album First Light is out now, and today they've…
Caitlin White | March 9, 2015 - 11:22 am

Stream Interpol’s Spotify Sessions EP Live At Electric Lady

Interpol recorded a Spotify Sessions EP in New York's legendary Electric Lady studios featuring several songs from last year's El Pintor. The session also include…
Caitlin White | February 17, 2015 - 3:07 pm

David Pajo Shares Thumbs Up From Hospital After Suicide Attempt

Dave Pajo is the former Slint guitarist who has also played with groups like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Zwan, Interpol, Will Oldham, and Stereolab, and…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2015 - 12:50 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was another strong week for music videos, and it hurt my heart to leave things like Ryan Hemsworth's "Too Long Here" and Majid Jordan'…
Tom Breihan | January 23, 2015 - 2:25 pm
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Interpol – “Everything Is Wrong” Video (Dir. Paul Banks)

Last year, Interpol frontman Paul Banks directed his band's boxing-focused video for "Twice As Hard," a song from their album El Pintor. He's now made…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2015 - 10:35 am
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Watch Interpol Perform “My Desire” On Conan

Still lightly frostbitten from their brief affair with a Buffalo snowstorm, Interpol made an appearance on Conan last night to perform El Pintor track "My…
James Rettig | December 16, 2014 - 9:22 am

Interpol – “Same Town, New Story (The Field Remix)”

Back in September, Interpol released their first album in four years, El Pintor, an album that was good if somewhat predictable. Swedish producer Axel Willner,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 11, 2014 - 1:40 pm
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Interpol – “What Is What”

Interpol have once again teamed up with artist Shepard Fairey -- who also did the artwork for their 2004 album Antics -- for a mural…
James Rettig | November 29, 2014 - 12:39 pm
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Watch Interpol Brush The Snow Off On Seth Meyers

A week ago, Interpol were trapped on their tour bus in a Buffalo snowstorm. Last night, they were on TV. Interpol had already been booked…
Tom Breihan | November 25, 2014 - 7:50 am
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Oh Look, It Stopped Snowing: Interpol Gives First Interview About #Winterpol

Interpol survived Buffalo's insane snowstorm and lived to tell about it. As Radio.com reports, guitarist Daniel Kessler spoke to KROQ's Kevin & Bean about being
Chris DeVille | November 21, 2014 - 11:54 am
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Interpol Have Been Trapped In A Buffalo Snowstorm For 40 Hours

Interpol played the Newport Music Hall in Columbus on Monday, the same day snow covered much of the Midwest for the first time this season.
Chris DeVille | November 19, 2014 - 11:32 am
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Big Noble (Interpol’s Daniel Kessler) – “Peg” Video + First Light Details

Following Interpol's latest LP, El Pintor, the band's guitarist Daniel Kessler has shifted attention to his new side project, Big Noble. Kessler is working with…
Maggie Stamets | November 10, 2014 - 11:18 am

Interpol – “My Desire (Factory Floor Remix)”

New York's Interpol and London's Factory Floor are two bands with very different takes on retro-minded postpunk darkness. And yet they've come together, with Factory…
Tom Breihan | October 23, 2014 - 12:15 pm
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Interpol – “My Desire” Video

Interpol's new video for "My Desire" follows their clips for "All The Rage Back Home" and "Twice As Hard" as the third from El Pintor,…
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2014 - 9:52 am
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