Interpol are one of those bands, characteristic of the noughties. Some people like them, thinking they are the best thing since crusty rolls, whilst others just merely shrug their shoulders at their perceived mediocrity. Those people are very wrong, however. Either way, we think they are at the very least quite good, which means it's good news that they've got an album coming out next year (via Pitchfork and Paste).
In an interview with Paste, drummer Sam Fogarino said that their last record, 2007's Our Love To Admire, wasn't all it was cracked up to be, calling it "whack", and that the band spent this Spring recording a new record, which will be released on Capitol early next year.
“The new record falls back towards the first. In trying to move forward, there was an unspoken realization that you can’t let go of your sonic-defining tag. There was an effort in Daniel [Kessler]’s guitar tone; he rediscovered it playing in his loft space for a year without anybody. The quality of that tone, played in a big room, is just beautiful. It creates an atmosphere.”
“Its such an intense collaboration; four alpha dogs in one room is a lot to deal with. You’ll begrudge it, but you know that each person’s opinion is another form of quality control. And when we all agree, it’s ready for someone to hear.”
Hmmmmmmmm. I don't know about you, but four alpha dogs in one room does indeed sound like a lot to deal with. Fingers crossed for some more dark goodness from the NYC-dwellers. Hopes and expectations?!