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 Floor transforming “My Desire,” the single from Interpol’s new El Pintor album, into a heaving and twinkling seven-minute goth-house assault. It sounds absolutely nothing like the original, to the point where I wonder if Factory Floor didn’t just make a new Factory Floor song and send it to Interpol when they asked for a remix. But that’s fine; Factory Floor songs are great. And speaking of Interpol, they appeared on the most recent episode of the BBC live-music show Later With Jools Holland (which also featured their former tourmates U2) to throb their way through “All The Rage Back Home.” Listen to the Factory Floor remix and watch the Jools performance below.
El Pintor is out now on Matador.