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 to play Late Night With Seth Meyers, and I’d like to imagine that they would’ve hooked up a webcam and done their performance remotely if they hadn’t been able to escape Buffalo. But they made it to their performance last night, and they played “Everything Is Wrong” from the new album El Pintor. Some bands might’ve been tempted to make a joke out of the whole thing, playing while wrapped in blankets or something. But this is not the Interpol way. They did their whole dark-and-elegant thing, wearing fancy suits and kicking baritone inscrutability. Watch the performance below.
El Pintor is out now on Matador.