Set for release on 7th July, Interpol have announced their seventh album ‘The Other Side of Make-Believe’.
“The nobility of the human spirit is to rebound,” Paul Banks notes. “Yeah, I could focus on how fucked everything is, but I feel now is the time when being hopeful is necessary, and a still-believable emotion within what makes Interpol Interpol.” Daniel Kessler concurs: “The process of writing this record and searching for tender, resonant emotions took me back to teenage years; it was transformative, almost euphoric. I felt a rare sensation of purpose biting on the end of my fishing rod and I was compelled to reel it in.”
Sharing first single ‘Toni’ alongside the news, the accompanying video is the first instalment of a two-part dance film directed by Van Alpert, with chapter two set to come soon.
“It was a blast working with Van Alpert on the video for our song Toni,” Banks says. “We bonded over shared film inspiration as well as a passion for classic music videos by the likes of Glazer, Cunningham and Jonze. Van, in my opinion, is in the club with these legends; and it’s exciting to watch him build his own enduring body of work.”
“I wrote a crazy idea that I felt was new for INTERPOL, a hyper-modern, cinematic dance film,” Van adds. “A ‘Lover’s on the Run’ story, with a classic cliffhanger ending. Dream job working for my all-time favorite band! Paul Banks ties everything together and elevated the concept, because he’s naturally a great actor, artist, and collaborator.”
Check out ‘Toni’ below.
‘The Other Side Of Make-Believe’ Tracklisting:
3. Into The Night
4. Mr Credit
5. Something Changed
6. Renegade Hearts
9. Gran Hotel
10. Big Shot City
11. Go Easy (Palermo)
See Interpol live at the following dates:
25 – Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum*
26 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater*
28 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre*
29 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre*
30 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre*
02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union*
03 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom**
05 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre*
06 – Chicago, IL @ Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom*
07 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit*
08 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre*
10 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem*
11 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner*
13 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia*
14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre*
15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre*
21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl, Pasadena – Just Like Heaven***
28 – Mexico City, MEX @ Palacio De Los Deportes****
08 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Apolo
09 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
11 – Porto, Portugal @ Primavera Sound
12 – Berlin, Germany @ Templehof Sounds Festival
14 – London, UK @ The Roundhouse (SOLD OUT)
15 – London, UK @ The Roundhouse
16 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
18 – Paris, France @ Salle Pleyel
19 – Landgraaf, Netherlands @ Pinkpop Festival
*plus TYCHO + Matthew Dear
**plus Matthew Dear
***plus The Shins, Modest Mouse, M.I.A and more
****plus Dry Cleaning
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Taken from their brand new record ‘The Other Side Of Make-Believe’.
Lifted from their new album ‘The Other Side Of Make-Believe’.
They’re playing dates across the US, UK, and EU.