Interpol Announces New Album, Releases First Single
Interpol has announced a new album, Marauder. The band’s sixth LP—and first since 2014’s El Pintor—arrives August 24 via Matador Records. Marauder’s first single, “The Rover,” can be heard below. We’re not promising anything, but chances are Interpol will play this song (and several others) during its Riot Fest 2018 set.
Interpol frontman Paul Banks says the new album touches on a facet of himself: “the guy that fucks up friendships and does crazy shit. He taught me a lot, but it’s representative of a persona that’s best left in song. In a way, this album is like giving him a name and putting him to bed.” Good riddance, Evil Paul.
Banks adds that Marauder touches on “real things that are exciting and evocative to write about,” adding that looking back, he “always felt autobiography was too small a thing” to reference in song. Now, however, he sounds relieved to be able to romanticize parts of his own life.
Release Date: August 24, 2018