It's been a while since we last heard from Interpol — nearly two years, to be exact. After the band released their 2007 album Our Love to Admire and completed its ensuing tour, they just kind of vanished (though Rock Daily would still spot bassist Carlos D taking his pup to the East Village dog run in their New York hometown). Today, we finally have word from the Interpol camp, thanks to a post on their official Website.
The big news: the band is working on new songs. Interpol tell fans that after a break to get their personal lives in order, they've reconvened and gotten down to business. "We find ourselves marveling at the tremendous focus that has defined our early rehearsals for this, our 4th effort," the band writes. "All kidding aside, we feel like a new band." Not many details are given, but we're assured the songs sound "vital." So breathe easy, and with any luck we'll hopefully have a new album from the band by year's end. Read the group's entire letter to fans below:
It's been a long time. We shouldn't have left you...
After the touring for OLTA came to an end, we all dispersed to tend to our individual personal lives. ...And to get our ducks in a row.
Now the band has reconvened, and we are rehearsing new songs.
We find ourselves marveling at the tremendous focus that has defined our early rehearsals for this, our 4th effort.
All kidding aside, we feel like a new band.
Once again, we have no concept to this batch of song-writing. (We are often asked about our intentions when we set out to write music.) There is rarely any intention to this process. We just make the music.
And without going into too much detail, the songs sound vital.
It's as though we've hit upon a balance between our urgency and our calm. And true to our better work, this is music that unravels over time.
We anticipate that, once it's done, you high-minded folks will welcome the music... into your bedrooms...to swagger and breathe...
It's still early, yet, though. We will keep you posted.
In the meantime, a couple of us have kept ourselves busy with extra-curricular activities. Carlos has made a film called My Friends Told Me About You and Sam has released a record with his band Magnetic Morning
And we hope that you're all weathering well the turmoil of the age.