Interpol are back.
The New York City indie rockers have revealed the release date, cover art and tracklisting for “El Pintor,” their fifth studio album and first in nearly four years. In addition, the band has posted a three-minute behind-the-scenes video of the recording sessions for the set (embedded below), the title of which is an anagram of their name that translates to “The Painter” in Spanish.
“We wrote and recorded the bulk of the album in 2013 in NYC and finished mixing it in London during the early part of this year,” said the band in a statement posted to their official website. “We're very excited to share the album with all of you. The album was recorded at Electric Lady Studios & Atomic Sound by Mr James Brown and mixed by Mr Alan Moulder at Assault & Battery studios. We had a lot of fun making this record and can't wait for you to hear it.”
Set for release on September 9th, “El Pintor” will hit stores nearly four years to do the day since the release of their last album, 2010's “Interpol.” That set debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 and received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics.
“El Pintor” also marks Interpol's first album as a three-piece, with bassist Carlos Dengler having departed the band in 2010 to pursue other projects. The remaining members are frontman/guitarist Paul Banks, guitarist/backup vocalist Daniel Kessler and drummer Sam Fogarino.
You can check out the artwork, tracklisting and behind-the-scenes video for “El Pintor” below. Scroll down further for tour dates, and pre-order the album here.
Will you be buying “El Pintor” when it comes out? Let us know in the comments.
“El Pintor” Tracklisting:
1. All the Rage Back Home
2. My Desire
4. Same Town, New Story
5. My Blue Supreme
6. Everything is Wrong
7. Breaker 1
8. Ancient Ways
9. Tidal Wave
10. Twice as Hard
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