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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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Listen To Interpol’s Paul Banks On Comedy Bang! Bang! Podcast

Interpol just released their new album, El Pintor, which you can read our thoughts on here. Today, lead singer Paul Banks appears on the Comedy
Miles Bowe | September 29, 2014 - 12:34 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | September 17, 2014 - 9:51 am
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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.
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2014 - 9:04 am
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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.”…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | September 2, 2014 - 10:49 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | August 28, 2014 - 10:05 am
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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,…
Michael Nelson | August 26, 2014 - 12:41 pm
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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"…
Chris DeVille | August 18, 2014 - 11:15 am
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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 a…
Scott Lapatine | August 1, 2014 - 2:46 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | July 10, 2014 - 5:02 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | July 10, 2014 - 1:55 pm
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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
Michael Nelson | July 9, 2014 - 2:35 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | June 28, 2014 - 2:33 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2014 - 11:53 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2014 - 10:25 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2014 - 9:14 am
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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 i…
James Rettig | March 17, 2014 - 3:09 pm
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