INTERPOL – ” The Rover “

Posted: June 9, 2018 in MUSIC
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We’re nearly halfway through 2018, but Interpol might still be able to shape it into their year: The band is dropping a new album, Marauder, via Matador Records on August. 24th, their first full-length since 2014’s El Pintor.

The rush has already begun for the band, having been tucked away in rural upstate New York, with recording starting last December and finishing in April, although it’s likely that having the cops called on them while practicing down in the city was more of an annoyance than a thrill.

But for those of us who didn’t get to hear Interpol through the walls or down the street, it really all starts today. And that begins with “The Rover,” a shattering first look at the band’s forthcoming record. The song’s title leans into the album’s name—the roaming air of a marauder directly links to roving and wandering, which are captured in the song’s lyrics. The brash line, “You can stick to the highways and suicide,” is wrapped in the lawlessness of a marauder.

On Marauder, Interpol turn to producer Dave Fridmann for the first time; Fridmann has worked with the likes of Spoon, The Flaming Lips, MGMT and numerous others. The new record’s focus of capturing the band’s live energy is felt strongly on this first track, as the drums pound forward and the sharp guitar pierces through it. You can listen to the band play the song live on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday, June 8th.

Recent hints appearing on the band’s social media have also been explained: The mural begun in Mexico City has now been unveiled to feature the band’s new album art. Mexico City is also where Interpol are streaming from as they hold a press conference to discuss their new record. The livestream begins today (June 7) at 12:30 p.m. EST (now)  you can watch by heading to Interpol’s website or Facebook page.

The band will be roaming across the globe on their tour and will reach the massive Madison Square Garden in February of next year. Listen to “The Rover”

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