New York post-punks Interpol release The Other Side of Make Believe, the band’s seventh studio album, in June via Matador Records! On the way to release day, Interpol perform at The Anthem in DC on Tuesday, May 10.
You can win tickets to see Interpol with Parklife DC!
On The Other Side of Make-Believe, a deep interpersonal understanding means each member respects the other’s respective strengths better than ever, letting Interpol’s elemental qualities shine through. Song by song, Daniel Kessler sketches the architectural blueprint (invariably while watching a film — locus of inspiration for almost every song in the band’s catalogue), Paul Banks frames artwork on the wall, then Sam Fogarino arranges the furniture to have a certain positioning and intent.
Fogarino highlights producer Flood’s part in this equation “was to hyperbolise all of our good qualities. Our band has never exploited rock ‘n roll tropes, no big drum fills or wailing solos, so he located the core honesty in our sound and found a way to widen it. There’s a phrase I love about drumming: ‘the rhythm hates the melody’ — the best kind of drumming either totally accentuates what’s being conveyed, or ploughs through it.” So what does the splashy, dramatic beat on songs like “Renegade Hearts” and “Gran Hotel” imply? The answer comes back with a grin: “I guess Flood gave me room to plough.”
Watch the official music video for “Something Changed” by Interpol on YouTube:
Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to see Interpol at The Anthem. To win, simply leave a comment on this blog. You can leave any comment, but we would like to know your favorite song by Interpol!
Rules of The Giveaway
Comments will be closed at 3pm on Thursday, and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours, or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner. We will email you instructions on claiming your tickets. Good luck!
w/ Tycho, Matthew Dear
Tuesday, May 10
Doors @ 5:30pm