Interpol - LP6 "Marauder" August 24, 2018

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  1. DorothyV

    DorothyV Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  2. seaisletim

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    Is Carlos D. back with the band yet?
     
  3. vulcangascompany

    vulcangascompany Forum Resident

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    Great to have them back! It's interesting they have chosen a Garry Winogrand photograph for the cover - love his work.
     
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  4. deadcoldfish

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    Mmm, don't think this is a good sign:

    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.

    So will Fridmann's slammed to the max approach negate the use of tape?
     
  5. craigobau

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    I've struggled to enjoy most of the bands output since Antics (which I rank as one of my all time favourite albums), but i always live in hope that the new release will move me in the same way that Antics did.
     
  6. seaisletim

    seaisletim Forum Resident

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    Trust your instincts on Antics and all that’s followed
     
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  7. Vern

    Vern Forum Resident

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    Meh. New song is mediocre. Doesn't come close at all to the first couple of albums.
     
  8. deadcoldfish

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    I don't think he's ever going to be back.
     
  9. TerryB

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    This is bad news. Really bad news. I haven't kept up with DF's work lately, but he's ruined more great albums than I'd like to count. And somehow he convinced the artists (I'm looking at you, Sleater-Kinney) that it was an "artistic statement".
     
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  10. jamesc

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  11. jeffmo789

    jeffmo789 Give The Gift of Music!

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    I actually need to pull El Pintor out again, since it didn't wow me upon release or stay in rotation very long.

    But I will also give the new one a listen with an open mind.
     
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  12. dbucki

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    I actually like them all. Sure some are better than others, but I don't think there is a bad one in the lot.
     
  13. Rgfinch

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    Mr Fridmann ??

    I wasted my cash on the last Mogwai album which bore his trademark "sound".

    Distortion all over the drums - unlistenable in so many places. Will listen to plenty of samples before spending any money at all on this.
     
  14. TexasBuck

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    I really like the new song. I'm looking forward to this album more than any other release this year. I felt "El Pintor" was a return to form after the somewhat inconsistent self titled album. Interpol is no doubt my favorite post 2000 band.
     
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  15. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    It's spooky because last night a fantastic gig by Preoccupations made me think of Interpol.

    I've bought and tried to like all Interpol albums but the only two I keep revisiting are the first two. "Our Love To Admire" and "Interpol" haven't aged especially well and even though I liked "El Pintor" back in 2014, I haven't played it in years.

    Interpol look old next to a band like the Arctic Monkeys. I mean.... a tenth anniversary tour for your debut album? Really? I guess for Paul Banks Interpol becam an excuse for partying, living excessively far too soon in the band's career. At a moment when he probably should have stayed focused.

    Since the new song doesn't much for me, this might be the first IPol album I'm skipping. Probably just go and see them live. On stage I've always liked them. Even the "10th Anniversary" tour.:evil:
     
  16. dbucki

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    I saw them in 2010. Fantastic! Had tickets for the next time they came around (2015) but was unable to go. :realmad:
     
  17. CrombyMouse

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    Not impressed by the new single. The last time I was impressed by new Interpol album was 10 years ago.
     
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  18. crispi

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    +1!!!
     
  19. CrombyMouse

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    It says a lot about the current material if a band starts doing Annivesary tours of their older albums.
     
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  20. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Unfortunately, yes! The "Turn On The Bright Lights" show, I saw last year was fantastic but also anachronistic. I can understand that you might want to revisit past glories once you're past 50 but a band like Interpol should still be out there, trying.

    I've written it before but "Meet Me In The Bathroom" by Lizzy Goodman is an excellent book about NYC's 2001 rock scene. Lots of interviews with Interpol members.
     
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  21. jeffmo789

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    Was it the usual "musical differences" or something more?
     
  22. Interpolantics

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    Really hope the new album is a marked improvement on their last two releases but I'm not holding my breath.

    Sadly, after reading Lizzy Goodmans book i doubt Carlos will ever be rejoining
     
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  23. deadcoldfish

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    Carlos D Reflects on Time With Interpol: “I Feel Like a Survivor of PTSD” | Pitchfork

    Former Interpol bassist Carlos Dengler has penned an essay for n+1about the band’s seminal album Turn on the Bright Lights, which celebrated its 15th anniversary this year. In it, he reflects on the album’s creation and his “behavioral idiosyncrasies from that time: the rationing of condoms, and [his] all-starch diet.” He also writes, “Though I was one of its composers, I now feel more like a confused participant, or a survivor of PTSD.” Dengler continues, “I’ve lived to tell the story of a plane crash that almost took place, and I’m still figuring out how I managed to pass the flight exam and get into that cabin in the first place.” Read the full essay here.
     
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  24. I think El Pintor was fantastic.
     
  25. dbucki

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    tickets on sale tomorrow for Montreal. Totally excited. :cheers:
     
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