- Turn On The Bright Lights: The 10th Anniversary Edition
Release Date : December 11th 2012
Release Date : September 7th 2010
- Antics: The Special Edition
Release Date : August 23rd 2005
Release Date : September 28th 2004
- Turn On The Bright Lights
Release Date : August 20th 2002
- Turn On The Bright Lights: The 10th Anniversary Edition - OLE-993 - 2012-12-11
- Turn On The Bright Lights - OLE-545 - 2012-08-20
- Interpol - OLE-945 - 2010-09-07
- Antics: The Special Edition - OLE-679 - 2005-08-23
- Antics - OLE-616 - 2004-09-28
- Try It On Remixes EP - OLE-957 - 2011-07-12
- C'mere - OLE-664 - 2005-04-11
- Length Of Love/A Time To Be So Small (Ltd. Ed. 7” Series #5) - OLE-634 - 2004-09-28
- Public Pervert/C’mere (Ltd. Ed. 7” Series #4) - OLE-633 - 2004-09-24
- Slow Hands/Not Even Jail (Ltd. Ed. 7” Series #3) - OLE-632 - 2004-09-21
- NARC/Take You On A Cruise (Ltd. Ed. 7” Series #2) - OLE-631 - 2004-09-17
- Next Exit/Evil (Ltd. Ed. 7” Series #1) - OLE-630 - 2004-09-14
- Slow Hands - OLE-636 - 2004-09-13
- Evil - OLE-637 - 2004-09-13
- Obstacle 1 / Arthur Baker Remix - OLE-594 - 2003-09-15
- Say Hello To The Angels - OLE-582 - 2003-04-14
- Obstacle - OLE-570 - 2002-11-11
- Interpol - OLE-546 - 2002-06-04
News From The Matablog
We've selected the winning entrant in the recent Interpol Turn On The Bright Lights: The Tenth Anniversary Edition Facebook/Spotify "Where Were You In 2002" playlist competition. Matthew Phillip Ordes took the prize for, among other things, his essential inclusion of Hot Snakes' "Suicide Invoice" and his brazen selection of Spoon's "Metal Detektor" from A Series Of Sneaks (an album that which came out in 1998 but, in fairness to Matthew, was reissued by Merge in '02 - great fucking song in any year). Matthew, look out for your sure-to-be-weird-in-all-the-right-ways video montage of Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino rocking your playlist, as well as an autographed copy of the new reissue. Everyone, here's your winner:
Following a week's manufacturing delay, the immaculate physical editions of Interpol's Turn On The Bright Lights: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (hardbound book containing double vinyl + DVD, hardbound book containing double CD + DVD) are now available to own.
(above : Daniel Kessler Recalls Interpol's Infancy At The Site of The Former Baby Jupiter) Persons attempting research on the late LES venue Baby Jupiter might run across a number of Health Dept. sanctions for the since shuttered Cafe Charbon-Epicerie, so we're fortunate that Interpol's Daniel Kessler can recall more historic times on the block. The above clip happens to coincide with today's digital release of the expanded/remastered reissue of Interpol's landmark 2002 debut album, 'Turn On The Bright Lights', hailed earlier this morning by Pitchfork's Matt LeMay as an album that captured NYC as "a crushingly real place, rendered in such vivid emotional detail that it rings true even to those who have never set foot in the city." Just try to make a record like that today without mentioning Duane Reade once. The physical versions of the TOTBL 10th Anniversary Edition (hardbound book containing double vinyl + DVD, hardbound book containing double CD + DVD) will be in stores Tuesday, December 11, however, we've already begun shipping to mail order customers who've preordered.. You can still purchase either edition from The Matador Store.
Pitchfork has posted an incredible oral history with Interpol about Turn On The Bright Lights. It features Paul Banks, Carlos Dengler, Sam Fogarino, Daniel Kessler, and Matador co-founder Chris Lombardi talking in detail about the formation of the band, the New York music scene from 1998 to 2002 and the making of the album. Read it here: The Tenth Anniversary edition is arriving in the hands of mail order customers on December 4, and will be in stores December 11.
Cast your mind back to 2002. Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopez had just died, Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize and The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers was the highest grossing movie. Meanwhile, Turn On The Bright Lights topped all the major top album lists (not least Pitchfork) and cemented it's place as one of the albums of the decade. To create a real sense of that time and why Turn On The Bright Lights was such an important album we'd like to create a seminal list of the best tracks of 2002. Make a Spotify playlist of your favourite tracks from 2002 and post it as a comment to this message. The best playlist will be chosen via a heated debate in the Matador offices. The creator of the winning playlist will win a signed copy of the Turn On The Bright Lights: The 10th Anniversary Edition Double LP as well as a video of Sam Fogarino listening to their playlist. Really. To jog your memory, here's a little playlist showing what Matador was up to in 2002.
7/10/07--Interpol back catalog on sale in honor of new album
Today marks the release of Interpol's third full length and first album not on Matador, "Our Love To Admire." To coincide with the release, the Matador Store is selling "Turn On The Bright Lights" and "Antics" CDs at a special sale price. Check it out HERE.
7/9/07--Interpol Ringtones Now Available
Matador Records is pleased to announce a new ringtones service. We currently have ringtones available from 11 artists, including Interpol, and more are coming soon. mobile.matadorrecords.com is the new home for all your Matador ringtones needs.
5/03/07 — "Our Love To Admire" coming in July on Capitol Records
Interpol will release their third album record July 10 on Capitol. It's called "Our Love To Admire," and more details can be found at Capitol Records' Interpol site.
9/01/06 — Interpol Sign To Capitol Records
After a very successful run on Matador Records, Interpol have made the decision to decamp for Capitol. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors, and, at the risk of repeating ourselves, we'll just say this one last time: building permits aren't what they used to be. You try building a tower in the shape of a stack of records in modern day New York and see if it gets approved.
11/12/05 — Remix EP coming; short film nominated for an Oscar
Interpol's 4 individual remixes from 'Antics' will shortly be available on the popular CD and 12" formats, under the title 'Interpol Remix.' The CDEP will be out on November 22. The super-deluxe accordion/box vinyl 4X12" set with laminated embossed sleeve (and the 4 original tracks as well as the 4 remixes) will be hitting stores on December 6.
Both formats are available for preorder from the Matador Store.
Finally, we're happy to mention that Talmadge Cooley's "Dimmer", one of the 10 winning Interpol short films from the Matador sponsored contest last Autumn, is under consideration for a Short Film Academy Award.
You can see "Dimmer" on the Interpol site, and also read the original story about the contest.
10/31/05 — QuickTime listening party for the Special Edition
With our typically impecable timing, the Interpol 'Antics: The Special Edition' QuickTime listening party is up. Click on the photo of Interpol to start the party. In my day, parties had food, drinks and non-disclosure agreements to sign afterwards, but perhaps I'm just showing my age.
09/06/05 — Final show of tour announced: NYC October 2nd
The final Interpol show of the tour has been announced. It will take place at Webster Hall on Sunday, October 2nd, with special guests Boom Bip and Child Ballads. Tickets are $31 and go on sale September 23rd.
07/27/05 — Antics: The Special Edition; Mexico, US Sept tour
On August 23, Matador will be re-releasing Interpol's universally beloved 2nd album as 'Antics: The Special Edition'.
title sticker by Mark Ohe
'Antics: The Special Edition' will include the following:
Bonus CD with "Song Seven" and one remix by each band member:
• Song Seven
• NARC (Paul Banks remix)
Engineered by Julian Plenti.
• Not Even Jail (Daniel Kessler remix)
Engineered by Datach'i.
• Fog. vs. Mould for the Length of Love
Remixed by Sam Fog. and Bob Mould at Bennett Studios
Additional Engineering by Brian Dozoretz.
• Public Pervert (Carlos D remix)
Engineered by James Mullen.
Plus the 3 Antics videos as QuickTime files
• Slow Hands - Directed by Daniel Levi
• Evil - Directed by Charlie White
• C'Mere - Directed by Associates in Science
Smarkpak in O-card with title sticker
We realize that some Interpol completists will feel cheated at having to purchase the same album twice, but we remind each and everyone of you, that you possess free will. You don't have to purchase anything. Heck, we used to employ Carrie McLaren, the whole anxiety-for-material-goods thing is something we're well versed in.
That said, we do think this is makes a great holiday gift. Like, Columbus Day, for instance. Preorder through the Matador Store and receive a $3 discount of the regular $13 price.
Later this fall, Interpol will be offering the remixes as a deluxe EP on CD and vinyl.
Interpol will be playing the following "don't call them secondary" markets this September.
9/9 - Grand Prarie TX - Nokia Theatre
9/10 - Kansas City MO - Uptown Theatre
9/11 - Denver CO - Fillmore Auditorium
9/12 - Salt Lake City UT - Kingsbury Hall
9/14 - Davis CA - Freeborn Hall
9/15 - San Jose CA - San Jose Civic Auditorium
9/17 - Peoria AZ - Peoria Sports Complex
9/18 - San Diego CA - SDSU Open Air Arena
9/19 - Las Vegas NV - The Joint
9/20 - Los Angeles CA - Greek Theatre
9/23 - Tulsa OK - Cain's Ballroom
9/24 - Champaign IL - Assembly Hall
9/25 - Ann Arbor MI - Michigan Theater
9/26 - Cleveland OH - Agora Theatre
9/28 - Toronto ON - Kool Haus
9/29 - Montreal QC - Metropolis
9/30 - Portland ME - State Theatre
In addition, Interpol will be playing Mexico for the first time, as follows:
9/5 - Mexico City - World Trade Center (capacity 7000, both shows sold out)
9/6 - Mexico City - World Trade Center
9/7 - Guadalajara - Foro Alterna
Our licensee in Mexico, Noiselab, will be re-releasing 'Turn On The Bright Lights' in that country with extra tracks "Interlude" and "Specialist," plus QuickTime versions of the three videos from that album, "PDA," "NYC" and "Obstacle 1."
06/08/05 — New song for 'Six Feet Under,' Pixies show
Currently in the midst of playing radio festivals across the US, Interpol have recorded a new song, "Direction" for inclusion on compilation CD 'Six Feet Under: Everything Ends, Music From The HBO Original Series - Vol. 2', coming out June 21 on Astralwerks.
Writes Daniel Kessler:
"We wrote this song specifically for the show and the soundtrack. We're all fans of Six Feet Under so we wanted to contribute something that wasn't just a new single, but a song that would work as an intrinsic part of the show. We wrote it during soundchecks on our last European tour and recorded & mixed it the day after returning from Europe. We're very happy with how it turned out and excited for people to hear it."
Later this month, Interpol are supporting the Pixies at Jones Beach (June 14) and are then off to the UK for stadium-style gigs supporting U2 and Coldplay (please check the tour dates section).
04/28/05 — Radio festivals; Leno again; new UK single
On the heels of their biggest UK and European headlining tour thus far, Interpol are back in the US playing the following radio festivals next month.
May 14: HFStival, Baltimore. M&T Stadium.
May 15: Y100rocks.com, Philadelphia (ex-Y100). Y100Rocks FEZtival Pier
June 3: Q101 Block Party, Chicago. New City YMCA.
June 4: Endfest14, Seattle. White River Amphitheatre.
June 5: KNRK Festival, Portland OR. Crystal Ballroom.
June 10: 99X Music Midtown, Atlanta. Main Stage.
with more to be announced.
The band will be making their 2nd appearance on NBC's 'Tonight Show With Jay Leno' since the release of 'Antics', performing "Evil" on the May 20 broadcast.
"C'mere," the 3rd UK single from 'Antics', entered the British charts at No. 19 last week. 'Antics' has since been certified Gold in the UK (100,000 sold) and is both Interpol's and Matador's first Gold record in that territory.
Interpol wil be making a one-off appearance on May 8 in Sunderland as part a live broadcast for the BBC's Radio One, then they'll return to the UK in June for stadium dates supporting U2 and Coldplay (check the tour dates section).
03/24/05 — Cover of Spin magazine; Coldplay, U2 dates
How do you get on the cover of Spin Magazine? Practice, practice, practice. In addition to their forthcoming April UK/EU dates with Spoon (see below), Interpol have announced the following June gigs in a variety of exotic settings.
June 10 - Atlanta - 99X Music Midtown with White Stripes
June 21 - Glasgow - Hampden Park with U2
June 22- Dublin - Marlay Pk with Coldplay
June 23- Dublin - Marlay Pk with Coldplay
June 25 - UK - Glastonbury Festival
June 26 - NED - Rock in Park
June 28 -London - Crystal Palace with Coldplay
Also, you can see this Saturday's show from the comfort of your laptop screen via NPR.org's webcast of the concert.
02/14/05 — Tower Records NYC in-store signing
At 7 PM on Thursday, March 3, Interpol will be available at Tower Records to meet with fans and sign records. Tower 4th and Broadway in Greenwich Village, NYC. A limited-edition poster will be given away at the event while supplies last.
01/26/05 — Japan dates, Feb-Mar US dates, UK Silver Disc
the activity surrounding Interpol's recent comings and goings has been so tumultuous, we're tempted to make an analogy to a catastrophic natural disaster of biblical proportions. Tempted, but not willing to go all the way, of course.
In December, 'Antics' was certified as a Silver Disc in the UK (60,000 sales). In a customary showing of overconfidence, we've opted for the cheapest, ugliest plaque in the shop, knowing that we'll just have to do the whole thing over again when the album goes Gold. "Evil" recently became Interpol's first Top 20 single in the UK, and the band are on the brink of selling out two night's at the Brixton Academy in April.
Currently playing in Japan for the first time in ages, Interpol performed "Evil" on "The Late Show With David Letterman" last week to considerable acclaim (for one thing, Michael Powell resigned a few days later) and will grace the Tiffany Network's "Who The Heck Is Craig Ferguson?" (also known as "As Long As He's Not Craig Kilborn, Who Cares?") program on February 16.
Blonde Redhead have long since been confirmed as Interpol's support act for the February US tour; a second batch of East Coast dates starting in March will feature Q And Not U.
In the rarified air of "breaking news", Interpol have added a 2nd night at New York's Radio City Music Hall (March 2) to their sold-out March 1 date.
01/14/05 — Upcoming TV appearances
Interpol will be performing twice on national television in the next month: first on the Late Show With David Letterman, this coming Tuesday evening the 18th, on CBS at 11:35 AM. Then they'll be on the Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (formerly Craig Kilborn), on Wednesday, February 16th, also on CBS, at 12:35 AM.
01/10/05 — "Evil" video
The "Evil" video, directed by photographer Charlie White, has been posted on the music and video page.
12/15/04 — "Evil" single; new dates
After a quick jaunt back to the US for some West Coast radio festivals, Interpol are currently in the UK completing headlining dates with Secret Machines in support. 'Antics' was just certified Silver in the UK, making it the first Matador title to be awarded any kind of metal status (other than tin) since the label rigged Liz Phair's first two albums to go gold in 1996. But in all seriousness, congratulations to Interpol and our sincere thanks to those of you in the UK who have worked on the project, both our goodlooking West London staff and our brainy friends on Alma Road. And of course, thanks to those of you who have actually bought the album.
In the UK, Matador will be releasing a CD / 7" of "Evil" , the second single from 'Antics', on January 3, along with the requisite bonus tracks that hardworking news sites are posting the details of at this very moment. Said single will available via Matador Direct on February 8. The deeply disturbing/entertaining "Evil" video, directed by Charlie White, has already premiered on M2 in the UK, and you'll be staring at it online and on TV in the US before long.
Please check our tour dates section as a number of February US dates are currently on sale, with more being added in the days ahead. Interpol have dates at Tokyo and Osakas's Clubs Quattro scheduled for January 25 and 26, with tickets going on sale this Saturday.
Jan 25 - Tokyo, JP - Club Quattro
Jan 26 - Osaka, JP - Club Quattro
Feb 7 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
Feb 8 - Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
Feb 9 - Denver CO - Fillmore
11/16/04 — Later with Jools Holland; new Spaces
After a gruelling, sold-out US tour, Interpol are headed to the UK this week for headlining dates, along with an appearance on BBC2's 'Later With Jools Holland' this Friday night, November 19 at 11:30. After some West Coast radio festivals in December, we'll be plotting the campaign for the album's next single. "Evil," with accompanying video, early 2005 touring, etc.
photo by Dean Clyne
Following the band's recent appearance on ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' live versions of "Slow Hands", "Evil" and "Narc" are exclusively available for download from Sony Connect.
While the Interpol spaces in LA, NY and London have officially closed, Interpol's French imprint, Labels informs us that the Parisian gallery space, located at Agnes B, will remain open through November 30. The Berlin gallery space, location to be announced, will open on December 7 and close on December 21.
118 Rue Du Mont
tel. 33 56 55 74 16
Talmage Cooley, director of the popular 'Pol Pot's Birthday,' returns with his Interpol Short Film Contest winner Dimmer, a short documentary about a gang of blind kids in Buffalo, New York. The screening takes place Tuesday, November 16, 8pm at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA.
All the short films, including 'Dimmer,' are currently being put up on the Antics OpenDisc site week by week. To access OpenDisc, put your copy of 'Antics' into your computer and doubleclick the OpenDisc icon. If you're using Mac OS X 10.3.5 and are having problems accessing the site, download this patch.
Does it strike anyone else as a bit clumsy for a free paper whose political content falls somewhere to the right of Dick Armey to be making unfunny jokes about the Bush twins being Interpol fans?
10/14/04 — "Slow Hands" video posted
Watch the video for "Slow Hands," directed by Daniel Levi, on the music and video page.
10/04/04 — Interpol - the amazing story
if you're not aware that the most stirring album of the autumn --- Interpol's 'Antics' --- came out last week, well, than we've not done our job. I don't wanna accuse you of living under a rock --- some rocks provide very nice shade, for instance --- but the band looked and sounded amazing (not necessarily in that order) performing "Slow Hands" on "The Tonight Show" last Friday, a day after a wild opening party for the Los Angeles Interpol space (coming on the heels of similar installations in New York and London). Catch them on Conan this Friday. After some manic scenes at sold out gigs in London last month, Interpol kick off their US tour this week in Boston, MA, with UK dates selling fast for November.
photo by Jelle Wagenaar
Without making a too big a deal of it, we'd like to mention that 'Antics' entered the UK and Australian charts at no. 21 last week. So there you have it. Matador - home of the top 22 chart entry.
There's a lot to chew on, marketing-wise with this project, so in all seriousness, let's take an hour or two just to listen to 'Antics' from start to finish a few times and let the whole thing to sink in. Snipe campaigns are great (almost as good as snipe hunts. or snipers) and if we had our way, the video for 'Slow Hands' would get more play than the Zapruder film (which if memory serves correct, wasn't considered "buzzworthy" at the time). But the bottom line is, Interpol have made an album that we're gonna be listening to for a very long time.
In other news, INTERPOL SPACE NYC has been extended through Saturday, October 23, and INTERPOL SPACE LOS ANGELES has been extended through Friday, October 29. Some 7" box sets and posters are still available at each location.
NOTE: The LA space now has new hours: Mon-Fri 11 AM-6 PM. If you have any questions, please call them at (213) 383-9299.
09/23/04 — The 7" box is the ALBUM on five vinyl singles
We may not have made it clear below that the 7" box set is the new Interpol album, 'Antics,' spread out over five 7"es. If you live in one of the Space cities, this gives you the opportunity to own most of the record before it comes out, and ultimately to own it in a particularly beautiful limited vinyl edition.
Free "Slow Hands" ringtone
Get a free ringtone (monophonic or polyphonic) of "Slow Hands" by registering for the Interpol text message list. By registering, you'll receive email news from the band, announcements of shows, and more, sent directly to your phone. This is a US-only offer. Click here.
09/16/04 — Limited-edition 7" box set, silkscreen posters
The first of the five 7"es in the limited-edition box set of the album, "Next Exit"/"Evil", came out on Tuesday; the second 7", "NARC"/"Take You On A Cruise", comes out tomorrow, Friday. Full release schedule below images.
Click on the images for a more detailed view:
Tue, Sept 14: Next Exit / Evil
Fri, Sept 17: NARC / Take You On A Cruise
Tue, Sept 21: Slow Hands / Not Even Jail
Fri, Sept 24: Public Pervert / C'mere
Tue, Sept 28: Length Of Love / A Time To Be So Small PLUS slipcase
The 7"es are currently only available as they come out this month on Tuesdays and Fridays in the Interpol Spaces in New York and Los Angeles.
At the London Space, the entire box set will be available all at once on Monday, September 27, the UK release date for the album.
Prices are $5 for each 7", $25 for the box, in the US, including tax. Quantities are 750 for each space. There will be no further copies manufactured when these sell out, and they will not be available for sale anywhere except the Interpol Spaces.
In addition, limited screen-printed posters of each band member by Shepard Fairey are available exclusively at the Spaces. They are signed by the artist and strictly limited to 500 worldwide. US price is $30 each, $100 for the set. These will be available at all five Spaces (including Paris and Berlin when those open later in the year):
09/09/04 — Interpol Spaces, remixes, OpenDisc, much more
The global frenzy surrounding the September 28 release of 'Antics' continues to grow. The album's first single, "Slow Hands" is currently available as an exclusive download from Apple's iTunes, with a CD/7" single coming out on September 13 via Matador UK, backed with remixes courtesy of Dan The Automater and Britt Daniel of Spoon. If you're in the US, you can order this from the Matador Store (scroll to 'Interpol' on the pop-up menu).
INTERPOL SPACE Revealed: (Sep 9th, 2004)
Not a traditional white-walled gallery, not a retail establishment nor an Interpol clubhouse but a more indefinable space to play host to the vision of the band and band's close associates.
The spaces will not be a museum to the band but rather an interactive experience. The interior and exterior will be completely inspired by Interpol, with the bands' artistic friends and acquaintances running the Interpol aesthetic through their own unique filters: from limited edition poster sets and space design/art prints by Shepard Fairey (Obey/Giant), to a custom neon sign designed by Lite Brite Neon (Brooklyn, NY), to ten band-commissioned short films to a host of other things.
The NYC, LA and London spaces will also act as the exclusive distribution point for a variety of Interpol-related merchandise which will include a limited boxset of 7" singles to be released one at a time over the course of the space's opening (in London the box will be available as a complete set). The spaces will also play host to parties/events to celebrate the release of the record.
199 Lafayette Street, New York, NY
September 10 - October 9
Tuesday through Sunday 1-8pm
September 13 - October 3
Subliminal Projects Space
3780 Wilshire Blvd. #210
Monday - Friday 11am-6pm
If you would like to come later, please call the number above to check on extended hours.
The Ragged School
47 Union Street
September 23 to 27
The video for "Slow Hands," directed by Daniel Levi, can be seen on MTV and other video outlets this month.
Interpol will be on NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno", Friday October 1st, and then on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," Friday October 8th
Prior to that, the band will be making instore appearances at the following locations the week of release:
Monday, sept 27
Los Angeles, CA
Virgin Sunset at midnight
BAND SIGNING ONLY -- NO PERFORMANCE
Tuesday, sept 28
San Diego, CA
Lou's Records at 1 PM
BAND SIGNING ONLY -- NO PERFORMANCE
Wednesday, sept 29
San Francisco, CA
Virgin Megastore at 8 PM
BAND SIGNING ONLY -- NO PERFORMANCE
On October 26, the band will perform on ABC-TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Following Interpol's US trek in support of the Cure, the band are heading to London for an XFM live broadcast from the ICA on September 13, followed by a sold out gig at the Scala the following night. They'll return to the UK in November for headlining shows in larger rooms.
Interpol's Autumn US tour will include the following dates:
11- Boston - Avalon
12-Montreal - Metropolis
13- Toronto - The Docks
15-Detroit - State Theater
16-Columbus - Newport Music Hall
17-Chicago - Riviera Theatre
19-Minneapolis - First Avenue
22-Seattle - Paramount Theatre
23-Vancouver - Commodore Ballroom
24-Portland - Crystal Ballroom
25-San Francisco - Warfield Theatre
27-Los Angeles - The Wiltern
28-Los Angeles - The Wiltern
29-San Diego - Soma
30-Tempe(AZ) - Marquee Theatre
01-Dallas - Gypsy Ballroom
02-Austin - Stubbs
04-Atlanta - Coca Cola Roxy Theatre
05-Asheville - The Orange Peel
07-Philadelphia - Electric Factory
08-Providence - Lupo's at the Strand
09-Washington DC - 930 Club
11-New York - Hammerstein Ballroom
12-New York - Hammerstein Ballroom
Secret Machines support on all dates except the second Hammerstein show. Tickets go on sale Saturday, September 11.
The new and improved Interpol site is up now atÝ http://www.interpolantics.com and we encourage you to burn holes in your corneas staring at it for long stretches.
The commercial release of 'Antics' on CD will feature enhanced content via OpenDisc technology. Since most of you are probably wondering "just what is OpenDisc?", we've prepared answers to your Frequently Asked Questions about this exciting new advancement in recorded media.
Q: When I insert an OpenDisc CD into my laptop, will hologram images of Interpol appear in my bedroom?
A: Possibly. We're not really sure.
Q: Is OpenDisc anything like an Open Relationship?
A: No, and for the record, those things never work out --- especially if you're Nicholas Cage.
Q: Are you worried at all that someone might confuse OpenDisc technology (TM) with OpenDick?
A: We are deeply worried about this, yes.
For a $3 discount on preorders of 'Antics', click here. This offer ends on release date.
09/01/04 — More tour dates announced
See the tours page.
08/30/04 — Album site launches; new bio, fall tour dates
Check out interpolantics.com for tons of special goodies and all the latest info on the upcoming album. Plus the new bio has been posted, along with the first batch of fall tour dates (many more to come).
07/19/04 — Cure tour, film contest winners
Interpol head out on the Curiosa tour later this month, followed by some intimate London gigs in early September. Headlining dates in North America for the autumn will be announced very soon.
After reviewing some 500 entries, Interpol have picked the 10 winners of the Short Film Contest.
Joey Ingram and Josh Mahan
Thanks to everyone for participating. You'll have a chance to see the finished films in various environments around the release of the record.
07/16/04 — Photos and album artwork
The handsome slipcase package for 'Antics' has been posted above (click the image for a larger version), as well new band photos in the gallery.
06/17/04 — New album title and track listing
The new Interpol album is entitled 'Antics' and will be released by Matador Records on September 28.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Next Exit
4. Take You On A Cruise
5. Slow Hands
6. Not Even Jail
7. Public Pervert
9. Length Of Love
10. A Time To Be So Small
05/13/04 — Short film contest
Participate in a contest to win funding to make a short film inspired by Interpol. Winners will also receive exclusive early music from the band (currently in the studio) as well as other tidbits.
Breaking news: deadline extended to July 5 for handing in treatments.
03/25/04 — Exclusive single on iTunes
Matador's first Internet Single is an Interpol instrumental entitled "Interlude", currently available exclusively on the iTunes Music Store. ole-9000.jpg
03/10/04 — Interpol in 2004
Though we don't have any news for you yet concerning the recording of Interpol's 2nd album, we will do our best to make sure said information is available here within 72 hours of someone else publishing it. In the meantime, you can purchase an exclusive Interpol track, "Interlude", a 59 second instrumental recorded during the 'Turn On The Bright Lights' sessions, at the iTunes Music Store. That's a price of about 1 and two-thirds cents per second, which is far less then you'd pay for a peep show, or for a telephone conversation with Tom Candiotti.
A peep show featuring Tom Candiotti, however, would be even more expensive, so be careful with those credit cards.
10/28/03 — Vote for the "NYC" video at MTV
The video for "NYC", directed by award-winning filmmaker Doug Aitken, is up against the RZA and Jhene at the MTV.com site for "Viewers Pick Video". The winner will get added into regular rotation at the channel. So please go there and vote!
09/18/03 — Shortlist Awards, new remix, tour selling out
As our flashy UK street poster campaign will confirm, the CDS/7" and DVD single of "Obstacle 1" is out today in Great Britain, the former 2 formats featuring the wild Arthur Baker remix. You can order it from the store.
Interpol's biggest North American tour to date commences tomorrow, September 16 in Montreal. One of the highlights is certain to be September 20, at Devore's Hyundai Pavilion when Interpol appear alongside The Cure, Duran Duran, Echo & The Bunnymen and other examples of "they look really good for their age" at KROQ's Inland Invasion.
Another upcoming BIG DEAL event is the Shortlist Music Awards ceremony, taking place at Los Angeles's Wiltern Theatre on October 5. Interpol will be performing alongside fellow Shortlist finalists Cat Power, Damian Rice, The Black Keys and Bright Eyes. Other finalist nominees for this prestigious prize include Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Streets, Cody Chestnutt, Floetry and Sigur Ross. Judges for this beauty contest include Tom Waits, Cameron Crowe, Chris Martin, Perry Farrell, Josh Homme, Amir Thompson, Nic Harcourt, Pete Yorn, The Neptunes, Tori Amos, Mos Def, Dave Matthews, Musiq, Spike Jonze, the Chemical Brothers and Flea. We congratulate them on their excellent taste (assuming Chan or Interpol win). The whole shebang is meant to be broadcast on M2 later in October.
Interpol's NYC date at the Hammerstein Ballroom (October 15) is sold out. A headlining gig at Roseland has just been confirmed for October 21 (tickets go on sale September 16)
07/25/03 — Video Music Awards nomination, fall tour dates
North American fall tour dates are finally trickling in. Keep checking the tours page to see when they're playing your town. Exclusive ticket presales are available through the official Interpol site.
And in even bigger news, Interpol's video for "PDA", directed by Christopher Mills, has been nominated for an MTV Video Music Award! The category is the MTV2 Award, and the winner in this category is determined by viewer votes, so go to MTV.com and VOTE! The competition is AFI, Common, Queens of the Stone Age and the Roots, so Interpol should be a shoo-in. The ceremony will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York on August 28.
07/22/03 — Pepsi Smash! taping complete, see it on the 30th
Check out Interpol performing on the new WB music show Pepsi Smash! Airing next Wednesday, July 30, at 9 PM.
06/26/03 — bigger than Darko Milicic & Yao Ming combined
After a spate of US radio festivals, Interpol played a sold out show at London's Shepards Bush Empire this past Monday night, prior to making their way to Pilton, England for this weekend's Glastonbury festival. Full details about the forthcoming UK release of the "Obstacle 1" multi-format single + remixes will be available soon. If not here, then probably from another source. Let's face it, the guy writing this stuff types soooooo slowly this stuff would go up faster if he was writing on the back of a shovel.
05/20/03 — Radio Festivals, Jimmy Kimmel
Amidst a score of US radio festivals and overseas open-air events, Interpol will be returning to the small screen on Monday, June 16 when they appear on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Show. We've been assured that Mike Tyson will not be co-hosting that night, but hopefully he'll be watching from home. BREAKING NEWS: CANCELED!
A multi-format single of "Obstacle 1", including remixes by Arthur Baker, is coming via Matador UK in September to coincide with Interpol's Carling Weekend dates in Reading and Leeds. If you've not noticed previously, the Floria Sigismondi-directed clip for "Obstacle 1" is up on our video page in streaming Real Player glory.
04/21/03 — New single and tour dates
The UK double A-side single "Say Hello to the Angels" b/w "NYC" is finally out and available from the Matador Store in both 7" and CD5. The CD5 comes with one extra track, the demo version of "NYC" from 2001. ole-582.jpg
At the same time, Interpol have announced tons of new tour dates, mainly festivals in the US, UK and Europe. They'll be hitting Coachella, Field Day, Glastonbury, Roskilde, Reading, tons of US radio station shindigs, and everywhere in between. Keep an eye on the ever-evolving Tours page for updates, because more shows will be added.
04/16/03 — Field Dayinterpolrobin1sm.jpg
Saturday, June 7th Interpol will be playing the Field Day music, arts & camping festival in Calverton, New York, on the North Fork of Long Island. Also on the bill that day are Spiritualized, Dashboard Confessional, Underworld, Beck, Radiohead, the Raveonettes and many others. Pre-sale tickets are available from 10 AM today through 9 PM tomorrow evening. The password is B0030 (case-sensitive).
04/14/03 — Embedding Interpol
Following Interpol's appearances on the cover of Magnet and the New Musical Express, some pundits have criticised Matador's use of embedded reporters during the band's campaign. And while it is true that allowing journalists to travel with Interpol and observe their difficult tasks at such close proximity lends itself to particularly biased coverage, we at America's Favorite Record Company would prefer to see it as the natural result of what happens when we extend our subscription to both publications. (for 3000 years).
Interpol have a big list of famous bands they'll have to blow off the stage at Coachella in a few weeks time, following that they'll be preparing for some US radio festivals and appearances at the Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds festivals throughout the summer. Paul, Carlos, Daniel and Sam can have some time off very soon. Once we're done cloning them.
Just one happy loving family gathered backstage at Irving Plaza in March.
02/14/03 — Interpol on Leno
Next Thursday, February 20, catch Interpol on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. They'll be fitting this into their incredibly busy schedule as they tour down the West Coast. Plus catch them interviewing on radio stations in just about every town. Don't know the tour schedule? Check the tour page.
02/03/03 — The latest
In the wake of appearances on 'Late Nite With David Letterman' and 'Carson Daly Is On Daily' (ed note: Nils, please fact-check this program name, I don't want any of those TV booking people blackballing our bands for another 5 years again. I swear I'll kill myself if that happens), Interpol have another round of US touring scheduled to start in mid February. Those dates will immediately follow Interpol's participation in the ongoing NME Awards Tour of the UK, alongside the Datsuns, Polyphonic Spree and The Thrills. Anybody else think that the Polyphonic Killing Spree is a better name for a band? Shame they didn't ask me.
Portions of Interpol's set tonight (afternoon for those of us in the US) will be broadcast on the BBC's Radio One during the Lamacq Live show (5pm EST, 10pm BST). 8 days later, Interpol will be performing live at London's Virgin Megastore at 2pm, Sunday, February 9.
On April 7, Matador Europe will be releasing a 7"/CD single of "Say Hello To The Angels" backed with a demo version of "NYC" and one to-be-determined track on the CD. Said single will be available in the US via Matador's direct retail arm and via online sales through our US and Europe shops.
Interpol's website has relaunched with a superelegant new look and lots of new stuff:
11/19/02 — NYC dates, new single
Following the completion of their first full-scale US and European tours in support of one of 2002's hottest albums,'Turn On The Bright Lights', Interpol have confirmed 3 Christmas shows back home in NYC.
12/19 - Bowery Ballroom (w/ The Caulfield Sisters) 16+
12/20 - Bowery Ballroom (w/ Calla) 18+
12/21 - Bowery Ballroom (w/ The Caulfield Sisters and The Stills) 12+
That's the good news. The bad news is that these shows might already be sold out, so you'd better move fast. Also check the tour update for other dates in the US in December. Another full tour is planned for January-February.
A UK-only 7"/CDS of "Obstacle 1" with non-album b-sides is currently available on Matador. If you are in North America, you can order it from the Matador Store.
And if you are in Europe, you can order it from the newly established Matador Mail Order at Beggars Group UK.
If you are anywhere else, you can order it from the webstore location nearest to you! The single will also be available on import from US stores who deal with Matador direct.
A video for "PDA" can be viewed here.
Finally, congratulations to Interpol's Daniel Kessler on being picked as one of the NME's 50 Coolest People in rock. Even if the concept of a "50 Coolest" list is totally juvenile and most of the other candidates were totally predictable.
09/05/02 — US tour begins and that's the least of it
Let's review this week's highlights, shall we?
"Turn On The Bright Lights" is out now on CD and LP and more than a few of you seem to agree with us that this is the debut album of 2002.
Videos for "PDA" and "NYC" will available soon for viewing from this site and other locations.
A CD single and 7" of "Obstacle 1" backed with recordings from the band's recent KCRW sessions will be released by Matador in the UK this October. Imports will be available through Matador direct stores and via the Matador Store on the website.
Nationwide U.S.dates are just starting; UK dates to follow in October.
08/01/02 — as press accolades for the sharply dressed NY foursome continue to pile up to our ceilings, Interpol completed a promotional trip to the UK which featured some headlining club dates along with a big show at London's Shepard's Bush Empire supporting Cornelius.
A mysterious cameraman has donated footage of a performance at the Camden Monarch, and we have quicktime clips of "Untitled" and "PDA". Sorry about the audio quality, but the cameraman tells us he's not being paid enough to hold a microphone and a camera at the same time, something about a sore shoulder. He ought to get that looked at.
Interpol were just in Los Angeles working on videos for "NYC" and "PDA", the latter with director Doug Aitken. 'Turn On The Bright Lights' (CD/LP) is coming August 20.
07/03/02 — UK dates begin, US action starts in August
The New York quartet are currently on a promotion visit to London featuring a handful of club dates and an eventual July show at the Shepherds Bush Empire supporting Cornelius. We should have video footage from one of the earlier shows up on this site by the time of the next update. Interpol's full-length debut CD/LP, 'Turn On The Bright Lights' will be out on August 20.
04/26/02 — We at Matador are pleased to announce that New York City’s Interpol have joined the label. The first release will be a beautifully packaged self-titled EP at the tasty list price of $3.98, in stores June 4th. Their debut full-length will follow in late August. In addition, catch Interpol opening for Belle and Sebastian at the second NYC show, May 6 at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Interpol will also be headlining the Bowery Ballroom in New York on May 28, with American Analog Set supporting. Please visit Interpol’s website.
We at Matador are pleased to announce that New York City’s Interpol have joined the label. The first release will be a beautifully packaged self-titled EP at the tasty list price of $3.98, in stores June 4th. Their debut full-length will follow in late August. In addition, catch Interpol opening for Belle and Sebastian at the second NYC show, May 6 at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Interpol will also be headlining the Bowery Ballroom in New York on May 28, with American Analog Set supporting. Please visit Interpol’s website.