If you didn't catch Interpol at Bill Graham last month, at least you can hear how it sounded, kind of, with today's release of their Live EP, sold in select indie stores:
For Immediate Release
November 27, 2007
INTERPOL TO RELEASE 6-SONG INTERPOL LIVE TO BE SOLD EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH INDEPENDENT MUSIC STORES BEGINNING TODAY
LIVE TRACKS CAPTURE BAND'S POWERFUL PERFORMANCE AT LONDON'S ASTORIA IN JULY 2007
November 27, 2007 - Hollywood, CA - New York City's own Interpol will release INTERPOL LIVE, the band's first-ever official live recordings, today, exclusively through thinkindie.com, which represents the best independent music stores in America. Thinkindie.com services independent music retailers with exclusive and rare items that are not available via major chain and big-box stores. Visit thinkindie.com for a complete list of outlets represented.
The six-song Interpol Live EP features two tracks from the band's gold-certified 2002 debut Turn On the Bright Lights ("Obstacle 1," and "Stella Was a Diver And She Was Always Down") and four tracks from Interpol's current album Our Love To Admire, which debuted at Number Four on Billboard's Top 200 chart - the band's highest debut in the U.S. to date - upon its release by Capitol Records in July 2007. Those tracks are "Pioneer to The Falls," "Mammoth," "Rest My Chemistry," and "The Heinrich Maneuver".
INTERPOL LIVE, which was recorded at the Astoria club in London on July 2nd, 2007, captures the power of Interpol's enigmatic stage show - a spectacle witnessed by hundreds of thousands of fans during the band's recent North American headlining tour, which included sold-out shows at New York City's Madison Square Garden and the Los Angeles Forum. Interpol, which is Paul Banks, Carlos D, Sam Fogarino, and Daniel Kessler, are currently in the middle of a headlining tour of Europe and the UK, where Our Love to Admire entered the album chart at Number Two.
The video for the Our Love To Admire's second single, "No I in Threesome," had its exclusive premiere on Amazon.com, was featured on both MySpace's and Download.com's music pages, and has been added at MTVu. Interpol has performed this year on The Late Show With David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and will appear on Late Night With Conan O'Brien on December 10th.
Interpol's remaining tour dates are as follows:
November 28th Blackpool Empress Ballroom
November 29th London Alexandra Palace
November 30th London Alexandra Palace
December 2nd Dublin, Ireland: RDS Main Hall
December 3rd Glasgow, UK: Academy
December 4th Newcastle, UK: Academy
Australia & New Zealand:
February 14th Auckland, The Logan Campbell Centre
February 17th Perth, Metro City
February 19th Brisbane, Convention Centre
February 21st Sydney, Hordern Pavilion
February 25th Melbourne, Festival Hall
February 26th Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre
March 11th Sao Paulo - Via Funchal
March 13th Rio - Findicao Progresso
March 15th Belo Hoizonte - Chevrolet Hall
Critical praise for Interpol's Our Love to Admire!
"An epic third album" - Spin
"Transcendent & fiercely magical" 4.5/5 - Alternative Press
"One of the 10 most exciting bands in the world right now" - Q
"Their best album" - Mojo
"Interpol have made a great album" - NME