Yesterday, I unwillingly went to the New Moon premiere. Right as the movie was about to end my friend runs up to the screen and screams " I'm really happy for you New Moon and I'm gonna let you finish but Harry Potter was the best movie of all time" and then ran through the emergency exit. New Best Friend Ever. MLIA
I swear to God I bought waaaay too much music in the last few days. Arctic Monkeys, Mae, White Stripes, The Decemberists, Monsters of Folk…the Janet Jackson #1’s album…
I guess it’s good I’m BUYING it, but dag. It’s like, I forget what I’ve bought. Kind of interested in the Arctic Monkeys’ purchase, I might dig into the side project, but on first listen, it wasn’t my cup of tea. Maybe later.
Interpol haven’t released a new album since 2007’s middling Our Love to Admire. Since then, the members of the band have been pretty busy with extracurricular activities: singer Paul Banks’ solo project Julian Plenti, bassist Carlos D’s short film, drummer Sam Fogarino’s band with Swervedriver’s Adam Franklin, Magnetic Morning.
Now, Fogarino tells Paste that the snappily dressed NYC brooders spent spring 2009 recording a new album, which is due for release via Capitol early next year. According to Fogarino, the new LP will recall Interpol’s debut album Turn on the Bright Lights, Pitchfork’s #20 album of the decade.
The band recorded the album at New York’s Electric Lady studio, and they’ve focused on returning to the stuff that people loved about the band in the first place. Fogarino says, “The new record falls back towards the first. In trying to move forward, there was an unspoken realization that you can’t let go of your sonic-defining tag. There was an effort in Daniel [Kessler]’s guitar tone; he rediscovered it playing in his loft space for a year without anybody. The quality of that tone, played in a big room, is just beautiful. It creates an atmosphere … That big wash of reverb? It’s back.”
Fogarino also tells Paste that the band doesn’t have any illusions about the relative wackness of Our Love to Admire: “[The album] was not our most cohesive moment … It was when reality kicked in as to where we were and where we were never going back to.” Perspective!
Just gorgeous. I would link like, everything I’ve watched off the website. Nigel Godrich, just recently launched a From The Basement website. It’s glorious. Everything I’ve watched has been amazing. There’s this guy called ‘Seasick Steve’ who I’d never heard of before, who was brilliant.