Interpol announce new album, Marauder, share “The Rover”: Stream

The post-punk outfit will also tour this fall with The Kills, Car Seat Headrest, and more

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Interpol, photo by Jamie James Medina

    Interpol have announced their sixth studio album, Marauder. Set for an August 24th release via Matador Records, the LP follows 2014’s El Pintor.

    The band revealed the news via a live-streamed press conference held in Mexico City. Marauder marks the first time they’ve worked with “an unfamiliar producer” since 2007’s Our Love to Admire, in this case Dave Fridmann (Spoon, The Flaming Lips). They recorded directly to two-inch tape at Tarbox Studios in upstate New York between December 2017 and April of this year.

    In a press release, vocalist Paul Banks said, “Marauder is a facet of myself. That’s 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.”


    Described as “multi-layered and bold,” the album is “an adventurous departure in sound, with a heavy focus on lyrics and capturing their live energy.” You can hear that in the lead single, “The Rover”, a driving and relentless bit of post-punk revivalism. Check it out below, and tune into The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tomorrow, June 8th, to watch Interpol give the track its live debut.

    You can also watch the press conference, which is set to be transformed into a music video:

    Marauder Artwork:

    Interpol Marauder Album Artwork

    Marauder Tracklist:
    01. If You Really Love Nothing
    02. The Rover
    03. Complications
    04. Flight of Fancy
    05. Stay in Touch
    06. Interlude 1
    07. Mountain Child
    08. NYSMAW
    09. Surveillance
    10. Number 10
    11. Party’s Over
    12. Interlude 2
    13. It Probably Matters


    Interpol have also revealed a run of international tour dates that include a pair of shows at California’s Hollywood Bowl and Greek Theater alongside The Kills and our March Artist of the Month Sunflower Bean. There’s also a February 16th, 2019 gig set for New York’s Madison Square Garden with Car Seat Headrest and recent AOTM Snail Mail. Pre-orders of Marauder placed through the official Interpol webstore get access to exclusive ticket pre-sales for the new dates. Find their full itinerary below.

    Interpol 2018-2019 Tour Dates:
    06/25 – Wien, AT @ Arena Wien Open Air
    06/26 – Sesta Al Reghena, IT @ Sexto Nplugged
    06/27 – Zagreb, HR @ INmusic Festival
    07/01 – Glasgow, UK @ TRNSMT Festival
    07/05 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
    07/07 – London, UK @ Hyde Park (British Summer Time) *
    08/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ House of Vans
    09/14-16 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
    10/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl #
    10/06 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theater #
    11/06 – Tokyo, JP @ Akasaka Blitz
    11/14 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
    11/24 – Copenhagen, DK @ TAP1
    11/29 – Paris, FR @ La Salle Pleyel
    02/16 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden ^

    * = w/ The Cure
    # = w/ The Kills and Sunflower Bean
    ^ = w/ Car Seat Headrest and Snail Mail

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