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
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
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
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.
show of tour announced: NYC October 2nd
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.
The Special Edition; Mexico, US Sept tour
August 23, Matador will be re-releasing Interpol's universally
beloved 2nd album as 'Antics: The Special Edition'.
sticker by Mark Ohe
The Special Edition' will include the following:
Bonus CD with "Song Seven" and one remix by each band
• 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
Store and receive a $3 discount of the regular $13
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
dates, Feb-Mar US dates, UK Silver Disc
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
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.
"Evil" video, directed by photographer Charlie
White, has been posted on the music
and video page.
single; new dates
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
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;
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.
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
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
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"
the video for "Slow Hands," directed by Daniel
Levi, on the music and video page.
10/04/04 Interpol - the amazing
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.
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
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)
09/23/04 The 7" box is the
ALBUM on five vinyl singles
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.
7" box set, silkscreen posters
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
Fri, Sept 24: Public Pervert /
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):
Spaces, remixes, OpenDisc, much more
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).
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
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
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
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
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
Interpol's Autumn US tour will include the following
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
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
See the tours page.
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).
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.
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.
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
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
Breaking news: deadline extended to July 5 for handing
03/25/04 Exclusive single on iTunes
first Internet Single is an Interpol instrumental
entitled "Interlude", currently available
exclusively on the iTunes
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
A peep show featuring Tom Candiotti, however, would
be even more expensive, so be careful with those credit
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
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,
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
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"
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 Day
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
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.
one happy loving family gathered backstage at Irving
Plaza in March.
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.
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:
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Citys 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 Interpols
We at Matador are pleased to announce that New York Citys
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 Interpols