Fresh from their blistering headlining performance at Coachella, Interpol gear up to release their third studio album, Our Love To Admire, out July 10th on Capitol Records. Produced by Interpol and Rich Costey and recorded in New York City at Electric Lady and The Magic Shop Studios, this album, their first for Capitol Records, is the band's most engrossing and accomplished work to date.
From the opening notes of "Pioneer to The Falls," to the sprawling echoed chords of "The Lighthouse," Interpol have taken a far grander approach with Our Love To Admire, encompassing arrangements of more paramount proportions than captured by the usual 4 person band. Following a brief break after their world tour supporting the release of their last hit album Antics, the band re-grouped in New York City to lay down the foundation for Our Love To Admire. A departure from songwriting tactics used on both of their prior releases, the band brought no material from the road, instead choosing to start work on their third album revitalized and with a clean slate. Thus, armed with completely open minds and lacking any conceptions as to what this release would bring, Our Love To Admire, is the natural evolution from their prior albums; 2002's Turn on the Bright Lights and 2004's Antics.
The approach taken to this record also allowed Interpol the clarity to pull out more sophisticated sounds. Where keyboards existed as more of an after-thought on their predecessors, Our Love To Admire, brought them to the forefront of the arranging process, paving the way for more epic songs. Exemplified by the depth and rich texture of such songs as "No I in Threesome" and "Rest My Chemistry," Interpol opted for natural orchestration over synthetic often sampling an actual string section, and even working with a live brass octet for certain choice moments.
Our Love To Admire is an artfully driven auditory experience - built up of synergetic instrumental arrangements and poignant lyrics that flow beautifully from one song to the next. From finding out what it takes to make the heart swing in the album's contagious first single "The Heinrich Maneuver," to contemplations of the soul in "Pioneer to The Falls," and "All Fired Up," Our Love To Admire, is proof that Interpol have grown exponentially as composers, musicians and lyricists in the three years since their last album.
Adding visuals to the sensory experience, Interpol has teamed up with director Elias Merhige, known for his work with "Shadow of the Vampire" and the cult-classic "Nosferatu," for the music video to their first single "The Heinrich Maneuver." This video has Merhige bringing his expressionistic style to Interpol's oblique take on a love song.
1. Pioneer to The Falls
2. No I in Threesome
3. The Scale
4. The Heinrich Maneuver
6. Pace is the Trick
7. All Fired Up
8. Rest My Chemistry
9. Who Do You Think
10. Wrecking Ball
11. The Lighthouse
Be sure to catch the band around the U.S.:
May 19 KROQ Weenie Roast - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
May 27 Sasquatch Music Festival - George, WA, The Gorge
May 31 Dallas, TX - The Palladium
June 2 Big Day Out 99x Radio Show - Atlanta, GA - HiFi Buys Amphitheater
June 3 Chicago, IL - The Metro
June 9 Live 105 BFD 07 - San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater
July 19 Rochester, NY - Harro East Ballroom
July 20 Atlantic City, NJ - Music Box @ Borgata
July 21 Norfolk, VA - Norva
July 23 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
July 24 Pittsburgh, PA - Byham
July 25 Columbus, OH - The LC Ampitheatre
July 27 Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
July 28 Detroit - MI State
July 30 Milwaukee, WI - Rave
July 31 Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian
August 1 St. Louis, MO - Pagent
August 3 Covington, KY - Madison Theatre