New Tunes: Interpol "The Rover"

By Kristyn Potter

New Tunes: Interpol

Interpol is back and arguably better than ever. 

What I love about them is that each of their albums (and corresponding tracks from various albums) still retain the classic Interpol sound—atmospheric and dark; gloomy but not entirely depressing—but are distinct in their own right.

Nothing, and I mean nothing, compares to Turn on the Bright Lights, but I'm finding that I am enjoying their new tunes almost as much. 

Their forthcoming Dave Fridmann-produced new album, Marauder, comes out in a few weeks (August 24th) on Matador Records. And this video is a precursor for what's to come.

The video was shot on-location in Mexico City in June, during a whirlwind journey where Interpol announced their new album via a livestreamed press conference – only to be unexpectedly interrupted halfway through by a mysterious figure played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach (GirlsThe Punisher), capturing the attention of fans and media alike.

Today, the mystery has finally been revealed with the release of the video directed by Gerardo Naranjo (Narcos, The Bridge) – giving further context to the elusive cult-like character, ‘The Rover’ himself, blurring the line between documentary and fever dream in a heady montage of psychedelic, hedonistic adventures. If it sounds strange, that's because it kind of is. And that's all fine.

Check their Worldwide Tour Dates below:

8/13 – Mexico City, Mexico – Teatro De La Ciudad Esperanza Iris

8/14 – Mexico City, Mexico – Teatro De La Ciudad Esperanza Iris

8/23 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer – w/ Honduras

8/24 – Brooklyn, NY – House of Vans

9/11 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre – w/ Sunflower Bean

9/12 – Montreal, QC – Olympia Theatre – w/ Sunflower Bean

9/13 – Toronto, ON – Rebel – w/ Sunflower Bean

9/14-16 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest

9/16 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre – w/ Sunflower Bean

9/17 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Indoor Stage – w/ Sunflower Bean

9/27 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory – w/ Sunflower Bean

9/28 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall – w/ Sunflower Bean

9/29 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Lawn – w/ Sunflower Bean

10/1 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren – w/ Sunflower Bean

10/4 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl – w/ The Kills, Sunflower Bean

10/5 – San Diego, CA – SDSU Open Air Theater – w/ The Kills, Sunflower Bean

10/6 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre – w/ The Kills, Sunflower Bean

11/6 – Tokyo, Japan – Akasaka Blitz

11/14 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall w/ Nilüfer Yanya

11/16 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo – w/ Nilüfer Yanya

11/18 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theatre – w/ Nilüfer Yanya

11/23 – Hamburg, Germany – Mehr! Theater – w/ Nilüfer Yanya

11/24 – Copenhagen, Denmark – TAP1 – w/ Nilüfer Yanya

11/25 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom – w/ Nilüfer Yanya

11/27 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli Vredenburg – w/ Nilüfer Yanya

11/28 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National – w/ Nilüfer Yanya

11/29 – Paris, France – La Salle Pleyel w/ Nilüfer Yanya

2/16 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – w/ Car Seat Headrest, Snail Mail



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