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Various Artists’s 2007 Best Of Lists

A couple weeks ago we told you about David Byrne, Kim Gordon, and Marissa Nadler’s year-end lists in Artforum. The list-giving season continues, so here are a slew of additional artists-on-artists top 10s. We’ve come to discover that artist lists are often more idiosyncratic and varied than the others sorts of lists we’ve been investigating… More »

By: Stereogum / December 6, 2007 - 12:58 pm

New Interpol Video – “No I In Threesome”

Packed with more mirrors than a canceled Britney/Criss Angel collaboration, Interpol’s video for “No I In Threesome”‘s a plaster crashing voyage into some old bearded taxidermist Santa guy’s chilly abode. (Yup, that’s just what we think about when “threesome” pops up in conversation.) Actually, the melancholic decor’s dead-on (candelabra, dark woodwork, Carlo looking more and… More »

By: Stereogum / September 17, 2007 - 11:48 am

The ‘Gum Drop Giveaway #2

Here’s hoping this week’s ‘Gum Drop helped stave off those post-long-weekend hangovers everybody’s nursing. In case you didn’t get around to opening it this AM (or if maybe your spam filter hates the word “drop”), sift through the inbox and grab that darkly danceable Xiu Xiu remix MP3. Jamie Stewart says it’s about his “obsessio… More »

By: Stereogum / September 5, 2007 - 6:39 pm

Select Clips From Virgin Fest 2007

No regrets choosing Lolla over the Virgin Fest: Karen O dressed to impress, My Morning Jacket got orchestral, and Dennis Rodman gave Pearl Jam a lift ? this year’s Lolla had some memorable moments. That said, Virgin Festival wasn’t without action: Baltimore might be all about Dan Deacon in our warped minds — in fact,… More »

By: Stereogum / August 6, 2007 - 3:03 pm

Carlos D’s Film Field Trip To Chicago

The inevitable Carlos Dengler is a film and TV composer follow-up post. But it’s better than just mere score composition — CD’s acting! Time Out Chicago reports that the first leg of shooting on the D’s forthcoming indie flick wrapped up in a Chicago suburb last week.The six-day shoot was for the insipidly-titled thriller My… More »

By: Stereogum / July 24, 2007 - 1:03 pm

Brian Williams On Interpol, Cat Power, Feist

Is Brian Williams’s iPod cooler than Anderson Cooper’s iPod? The NBC Nightly News anchor throws the gauntlet in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel (he doesn’t call-out AC, but we like making things into competitions) when he discusses the relative merits of Our Love To Admire (“I think the first three are the best cuts o… More »

By: Stereogum / July 19, 2007 - 9:32 am

New Interpol – “Heinrich Maneuver (Phones Remix)”

Remixer Phones has got a thing for that Ian Curtis sound. Or so shall we extrapolate from his decision to touch-up singles by Editors and Interpol within a half-year stretch. “The Heinrich Maneuver” gets some vocodered “Dance!” shouts, Justice synths, and tinkling piano at the fore for an extended intro, before Phones breaks out the… More »

By: Stereogum / July 17, 2007 - 11:35 am

Interpol’s Streaming Our Love To Admire, Playing MSG

The broody BK crew has announced a full fall tour, and you’ll forgive us for shooting straight to the NYC date, to find they’ve booked Madison Square Garden. We’ve got the rest of the dates for you, too — but MSG is notable ’cause it’s larger than anything else on the tour, and ’cause it’s,… More »

By: Stereogum / July 3, 2007 - 6:05 pm

Premature Evaluation: Interpol – Our Love To Admire

Our Love To Admire isn’t out for a couple of weeks, but the chatter about the Cure, extra creepiness, and added accents/atmospherics — while basically true — is already tired. At least it’s more interesting than discussing Interpol’s suits and drink hangouts, or rehashing New York’s post-punk renaissance. Three years have passed since Antics and… More »

By: Stereogum / June 27, 2007 - 4:03 pm

New Interpol Video – “The Heinrich Maneuver”

So, no secret that Our Love To Admire’s first single is Paul’s “piss off” to some lost, L.A.-gone ex-lover. And the vid recreates Paul’s hellish take on the city of angels with a vain actress-type, an actor-looking-waiter, an agent-looking cellphone guy, birds in flight (symbolism?) , and, uh, some sort of Cruella de Ville. The… More »

By: Stereogum / June 26, 2007 - 1:15 pm

Three Tunes From Our Love To Admire

If last week’s rock tease still has you feeling … blue, you should find this considerably more climactic. Won’t be able to admire the full record for a few weeks yet, but here are three tracks from the LP that won’t prematurely fizzle before completion. First up is “Rest My Chemistry”…

Wildlife… More »

By: Stereogum / June 20, 2007 - 6:34 pm

Painfully Short New Interpol Clips

Get psyched, Interpol fans. We’re less than a month away from the release of Our Love To Admire, out on Capitol 7/10 (7/4 in Japan!). For the none of you who haven’t heard “The Heinrich Maneuver,” it’s streaming at the boys’ redesigned website. The “clips” section houses a thirty second preview of “Pioneer To The… More »

By: Stereogum / June 14, 2007 - 11:13 am

Interpol @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 6/5/07

As anyone who’s been to a bunch of sold-out shows at the same venue can tell you, there’s varying degrees of “sold-out”edness (not really a word). There’s the National at Bowery sold-out (now with extra elbow room!), and then there’s last night’s sardine-packt gig at Bowery. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen that long a… More »

By: Stereogum / June 6, 2007 - 7:15 pm

“Forget Rock: I Only Listen To Symphony Orchestras”

Guess who’s got a Guardian blog? None other than Interpol’s vampire-on-a-Doc Holliday bassist Carlos D, professing his love for orchestral music via casual composer name-checking and illustrative gambling metaphors (“life is a perennially spinning roulette wheel of change”!). Here’s a bit of D’s love letter to the sweet sounds of the symphony:When I got bored… More »

By: Stereogum / May 22, 2007 - 2:14 pm

Our Love To Admire Cover

Carlos D ain’t the only thing getting an Interpol makeover. Should have seen this one coming after they brought mother Earth into the equation. After album covers that ran wild with black and white and red all over (and a range of hues therein), here’s one that runs with the wild. Welcome to Interpol 3.0:… More »

By: Stereogum / May 9, 2007 - 3:13 pm

New Interpol – “The Heinrich Manuever”

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. CheckMore »

By: Stereogum / April 30, 2007 - 9:52 am

Coachella: Interpol Unleashes Its Antics

Who’d want to follow the Johansson And Mary Chain’s triumphant showing? Doubt they had a say in the matter, but the onus fell on the gloomy lads of Interpol to appease a massive crowd of JAMC leftovers, Björk anticipators, and fans of tapered black slacks. Following a stage-setting slab of ambient noise, Daniel Kessler struck… More »

By: Stereogum / April 28, 2007 - 2:01 pm

Interpol Possibly Release Street Date And Tracklist … But Still No Title

The other day, Interpol posted a lovely scene of snow-capped peaks and the date 7.10.07 on their site, and the web surmised this corresponds to the forthcoming record’s release date. That’s fair, though we’re waiting to hear a good explanation for the accompanying pic. (Carlos D’s vacay Flickr maybe?)

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By: Stereogum / April 24, 2007 - 12:15 pm

New Interpol Live Videos – “Pioneer” & “Heinrich Maneuver”

Interpol kicked off their tour Sunday night at the Capital Music Hall in Ottawa, debuting some material from their as-yet-untitled record, due out 7/5 on Capitol. Stereogum reader Yiyo clued us in on the grainy YouTube from the show, including this new cut that may or may not be called “Pioneer.” Sounds like … Interpol’… More »

By: Stereogum / April 17, 2007 - 9:48 am

Video Hangover: Mr. Oizo – “Flat Beat” Vs. Interpol – “Evil”

Twice a week, we dig in the archives for videos that we find noteworthy, memorable, or just unbelievably stupid. We?ve been calling it Yo! MTV Crap out of respect for Ed Lover and the fake Doctor Dre, but the time has come to make a change. Same basic idea, but we might mix in a… More »

By: Stereogum / March 12, 2007 - 1:12 pm