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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2014 - 5:27 pm

The Week In Pop: Are You Ready For Some Chris Brown? (Or Nah?)

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / September 18, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Interpol – “Twice As Hard” Video (Dir. Paul Banks)

The latest video from Interpol’s El Pintor is directed by frontman Paul Banks himself. Banks uses the slow, dramatic head-bob “Twice As Hard” to soundtrack scenes of real-life boxers training at a New York gym called Mendez Boxing. Like the song itself, the video takes an effective idea and repeats it ad infinitum. Watch below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 17, 2014 - 9:51 am

Watch Interpol Brood Elegantly On Letterman

It’s always a bit weird when bands show up on late-night shows in T-shirts and dirty sneakers while all the other guests dress to impress. That was never going to be a problem with Interpol. Last night, the band showed up on the Late Show With David Letterman, churning their way through “All The RageMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 10, 2014 - 9:04 am

Photos: Interpol @ Metropolitan Museum Of Art, NYC 9/2/14

Earlier this summer, Interpol announced their fifth album, El Pintor, and began dropping singles including the opener “All The Rage Back Home” and “Ancient Ways.” They sounded like the Interpol we’ve always known preceding an album that stuck to what they’ve always done, something Chris examined in depth in his recent review. Last night the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 3, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Interpol Haven’t Spoken To Carlos D Since He Quit

In a new interview with NME, Interpol admitted that they haven’t had any contact with former bassist Carlos Dengler (better known as Carlos D) since he left the band in 2010. Drummer Sam Fogarino says that, while they have heard some news through friends of friends, they haven’t checked up on the former member. “If… More »

By: James Rettig / September 2, 2014 - 9:04 pm

Interpol – “The Depths”

Next week, the veteran New York brood-rockers Interpol will release their new album El Pintor, an LP that’s been the subject of a whole lot of discussion around here lately. El Pintor is already streaming online, and now the band has shared “The Depths,” a confident and sweeping song that’ll serve as a bonus track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 2, 2014 - 10:49 am

Premature Evaluation: Interpol El Pintor

Does the world need another Interpol album? I ask because El Pintor is best described as “another Interpol album.” This is objectively true in the sense that it is an album, and it is by Interpol, and there were others before it. It also feels subjectively true because El Pintor’s predecessors were already becoming difficult… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 28, 2014 - 10:05 am

Stream Interpol El Pintor

NYC post-goth now-trio Interpol announced their “comeback” album, El Pintor, at the beginning of this summer. They’ve already premiered a couple really good new songs, “All The Rage Back Home” and “Ancient Ways, “and today, they unveil the rest. El Pintor is streaming in full over at NPR — give it a listen and let… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 26, 2014 - 12:41 pm

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 feel… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 18, 2014 - 11:15 am

Watch The Lollapalooza 2014 Webcast Here

Lollapalooza is starting right now in Chicago, and Red Bull TV has done us all a solid by livestreaming as many of the performances as possible. Among the acts you’ll get to see live via three channels are OutKast, Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, Spoon, Chance The Rapper, Jenny Lewis, and Skrillex. Given that it is notMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 1, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Azealia Banks Says She’s Free From Her Label, Wants To Join Interpol

New York rapper Azealia Banks has been on a reign of Twitter terror for years now, but if you’ve only been checking in during the (frequent) occasions in which she’s been blasting fellow musicians, you may have missed the many time she begged her label, Interscope, to drop her. Banks’s viral hit “212” is more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 10, 2014 - 5:02 pm

Sam Smith, Interpol, Chvrches, Iggy Azalea Pick Their Favorite Music Of 2014 So Far

It’s always fun to learn what music your favorite musicians are listening to, and Billboard asked a shit-ton of artists who they’re liking, compiling the results into a quick-moving video. Some takeaways! Sam Smith is absolutely cool picking an album that he hasn’t heard yet: “I love Lana’s album. I haven’t heard it yet, but… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 10, 2014 - 1:55 pm

Interpol – “All The Rage Back Home” Video

Interpol announced their forthcoming fifth album, El Pintor, last month, and followed that with a live video of album track “Anywhere,” which they’d actually debuted back in March (along with another new one, “My Desire”). So “All The Rage Back Home” is technically the third song we’ve heard from El Pintor, but it’s the first… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 9, 2014 - 2:35 pm

Watch Glastonbury 2014 Performances From Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Jack White, Disclosure, Haim, & More

Glastonbury, the world’s biggest and wettest music festival, is going down this weekend and despite what M.I.A. claims the BBC has been broadcasting bits of all the performances from the legendary Somerset extravaganza. Below you can watch professionally shot footage of songs from Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Haim, Metallica, MGMT, Parquet Courts, Chvrches, Interpol,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 28, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Watch Vanessa Bayer Insult Interpol, Tanlines, And Frank Turner At Governors Ball

Saturday Night Live cast member Vanessa Bayer has a fun sideline going with her Sound Advice video series, in which she plays a media coach who gives terrible advice and free-floating insults to different bands; recent subjects include Drake and TV On The Radio. Recently, she brought the act to New York’s Governors Ball festival,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2014 - 11:53 am

Interpol – “Anywhere” Live Video

Earlier this month, Interpol announced the impending release of El Pintor, their fifth album. And a couple of months ago, before they’d even announced the album, they debuted a couple of new songs, “Anywhere” and “My Desire,” live in Newcastle. We got to hear those songs as fan-made live videos, but now they’ve done u… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2014 - 10:25 am

Interpol Announce New Album El Pintor

New York gloom-rock heroes Interpol have just announced plans to release their fifth album, titled El Pintor and set for a September release. We recently posted video of the band debuting new songs “My Desire” and “Anywhere,” and both of those tracks will be on the LP, which the band recorded at Electric Lady Studio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2014 - 9:14 am

Watch Interpol Debut “My Desire” And “Anywhere” In Newcastle

Interpol played their first live show since 2011 in Newcastle last night and debuted three new songs from their upcoming fifth album, which they’re in the process of recording now. The three songs are called “My Desire,” “Anywhere,” and “All The Rage Back Home,” and you can watch live video of the first two below. More »

By: James Rettig / March 17, 2014 - 3:09 pm

Portishead, Interpol Headline ATP Iceland 2014

The carefully curated festival series All Tomorrow’s Parties is throwing its inaugural Iceland event this July 10-12 at a former NATO base called Ásbrú in Keflavík. As of today it has a pair of headliners in Portishead and Interpol. The fest also announced Icelandic bands Sóley, For a Minor Reflection, Samaris, Low Roar, and Mammút… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 6, 2014 - 2:04 pm