After a nearly five-year gap, Interpol are back. Following months cryptic teases, on Thursday (June 7) the brooding New York trio announced the release date for their upcoming sixth album, Marauder (Aug. 24) and debuted the driving, high-energy first single from the collection, "The Rover."
The follow-up to 2014's El Pintor was produced by longtime Flaming Lips consigliere Dave Fridmann, marking the first time band has recorded with an outside producer since 2007's Our Love to Admire. "Marauder is a facet myself. That’s the guy that fucks up friendships and does crazy shit. He taught me a lot, but it’s representative a persona that’s best left in song. In a way, this album is like giving him a name and putting him to bed," singer/bassist Paul Banks said in a statement announcing the album and dates for an upcoming world tour.
The details about the album were revealed in a livestreamed press conference from General Prim 30 in Mexico City on Thursday in which drummer Sam Fogarino described how they played live in the room straight to tape in order to capture a visceral, raw feeling. "This is our best record yet," he said in response to a fan's question about which one the albums is their favorite.
“This record is where I feel touching on real things that have happened to me are exciting and evocative to write about,” Banks added in the statement. “I think in the past, I always felt autobiography was too small a thing for me to reference. I feel like now, I’m able to romanticize parts my own life.” Interpol will debut "The Rover" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night (June 7).
Check out the band's upcoming international tour dates and the full Marauder track listing and listen to "The Rover" below.
"If You Really Love Nothing" "The Rover" "Complications" "Flight Fancy" "Stay in Touch" "Interlude 1" "Mountain Child" "NYSMAW" "Surveillance" "Number 10" "Party’s Over" "Interlude 2" "It Probably Matters"
Interpol tour dates:
June 25 – Wien, Austria @ Arena Wien Open Air
June 26 – Sesta Al Reghena, Italy @ Sexto Nplugged
June 27 – Zagreb, Croatia @ INmusic Festival
July 1 – Glasgow, UK @ TRNSMT Festival
July 5 – Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
July 7 – London, UK @ Hyde Park – w/ The Cure
Aug. 24 – Brooklyn, NY @ House Vans
Sept. 14-16 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
Oct. 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl – w/ The Kills, Sunflower Bean
Oct. 6 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre – w/ The Kills, Sunflower Bean
Nov. 6 – Tokyo, Japan @ Akasaka Blitz
Nov. 14 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
Nov. 24 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ TAP1
Nov. 29 – Paris, France @ La Salle Pleyel
Feb. 16 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden – w/ Car Seat Headrest, Snail Mail