Interpol‘s music generally has this effect on me. The first time I listen to a song, I’m often a bit underwhelmed but with subsequent listens, I discover the layers that this band seems to subliminally weave into each and every lyric, each and every riff. I got an e-mail last week from them telling me they were stirring and when I continued reading I noticed the gift of a free download of their new single “Lights”. This time I wasn’t underwhelmed. I loved “Lights” from the minute I heard it and continue to love it even more with every subsequent listen.
You can also download “Lights” free.
This week I saw in some random Twitter stream the very sad news that the lovely mustachioed bassist, Carlos D, has decided to leave the band to pursue other interests. NY Mag reported the news that had been reported on Brooklyn Vegan. Here’s an excerpt of the note from the band:
As some of you have surely heard, Interpol has completed it’s new album.
It was recorded at Electric Lady Studios, New York, and mixed with Alan Moulder at Assault and Battery, London.
The four of us poured our collective heart into this music and we are very proud and excited to share it.
It’s a heavy record. But we’re feeling limber; and we’re going to carry it all around the world for you.
Touring begins this summer, so check here soon for announcements and show dates.
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