Interpol announce new album, El Pintor, due out in September


    Interpol will return on September 9th with its fifth album. Entitled El Pintor, the 10-track effort marks the band’s first release since 2010’s Interpol.

    If it’s too early in the morning for you to put two and two together, El Pintor is not only Spanish for “the painter”, but it’s also an anagram of Interpol. How clever.

    The band wrote and recorded the bulk of the album in New York City, hitting Electric Lady Studios and Atomic Sound. They finished mixing earlier this year while touring the UK. James Brown (Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys) served as engineer, while Alan Moulder was charged with mixing.


    Update: According to Matador Records, the album sees Interpol frontman Paul Banks taking over bass duties for the first time. It also features guest appearances from  The Secret Machines’ Brandon Curtis, Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. (Beck, Air), and Rob Moose (Bon Iver).

    To go along with today’s announcement, Interpol has shared behind-the-scenes footage of the recording sessions. Watch below.

    El Pintor Tracklist:
    01. All the Rage Back Home
    02. My Desire
    03. Anywhere
    04. Same Town, New Story
    05. My Blue Supreme
    06. Everything Is Wrong
    07. Breaker 1
    08. Ancient Ways
    09. Tidal Wave
    10. Twice as Hard


    Interpol has already lined up several dates in support of the release, including a string of headlining dates and festival appearances. See the up-to-date docket below.

    Interpol 2014 Tour Dates:
    06/05 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
    06/07 – Toronto, ON @ Field Trip Festival
    06/08 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
    06/20 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ The Best Kept Secret Festival
    06/21 – Scheessel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
    06/23 – Neuhausen, DE @ Southside Festival
    06/24 – Paris, FR @ Alhambra
    06/25 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
    06/27 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Music Festival
    06/28 – Evreux, FR @ Rock Dans Tour Ses Etats
    06/29 – Luxembourg @ Rock-A-Field
    07/01 – Berlin, DE @ Postbahnhof
    07/02 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
    07/03 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
    07/06 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
    07/08 – Nimes, FR @ Nimes Festival
    07/10 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive
    07/12 – Keflavík, IS @ All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland
    07/25 – Byron Bay, AU @ Splendour in the Grass
    08/01 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
    08/20 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
    08/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pool at The Cosmopolitan
    08/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
    10/03 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
    10/10 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits

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