Interpol – “The Weekend”

Interpol – “The Weekend”

Interpol released a new single called “Fine Mess” back in January. Today they’ve revealed that the song is a title track of sorts from their new A Fine Mess EP coming this May, from which they’re also sharing a second preview today.

“The Weekend” feels like a pivot back to Interpol’s original, heavily affected post-punk vibe. Marauder, their 2018 album, seemed to find the band teetering on the verge of a new era, with frontman Paul Banks telling us they’d be keeping up with a leaner, more aggressive sound going forward. The five songs on A Fine Mess were recorded with noise-bombing Dave Fridmann at his Tarbox Studios during the Marauder sessions. This latest offering feels a little more like a step into the past, so it’ll be interesting to see how the rest of the tracklist coheres.

Stream “The Weekend” below.

01 “Fine Mess”
02 “No Big Deal”
03 “Real Life”
04 “The Weekend”
05 “Thrones”

A Fine Mess is out 5/17 on Matador Records. Pre-order it here.

CREDIT: Kalpesh Lathigra

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