Interpol Follow "Lights"

New album coming next year

September 12, 2003 12:00 AM ET

New York post-punk revivalists Interpol will enter the studio to record the follow-up to their 2002 debut, Turn on the Bright Lights, at the beginning of next year. The band has seven new songs written already, and plans to release the new album next fall.

Two of the new songs, "Length of Love" and another currently untitled, have been finding their way into live sets. "They've been in existence for close to a year now," bassist Carlos Dengler says. "But they've needed fine tuning, and it's taken us so long to do that because we've been on the road, and we don't get a chance to write on the road."

According to Dengler, the band will get together and work up the rest of the set, including the new song "NARC" while they're at home in New York this winter after a fall tour.

"We got to where we are by doing our own thing and having our own sound," Carlos says. "We're going to approach the second album with the same sort of natural instinct."

Meanwhile, Bright Lights single "Obstacle 1" has been remixed by producer Arthur Baker (New Order, Kraftwerk) for a September 15th release in the U.K. "It's a very, very interesting remix," Dengler says. "Instead of an edit, it's like the reverse of an edit. Instead of taking things away, he made them longer, and it's a little bit more dancey."

Interpol tour dates:

9/16: Montreal, Club Soda
9/17: Toronto, The Koolhaus
9/18: Detroit, State Theater
9/19: Chicago, Riviera Theater
9/20: Devore, CA, Hyundai Pavilion
9/23: Denver, Ogden Theater
9/24: Salt Lake City, DV8
9/26-27: Seattle, Showbox
9/28: Portland, Crystal Ballroom
9/29: San Francisco, Warfield
10/1-2: Los Angeles, Hollywood Palladium
10/3: San Diego, Soma
10/4: Las Vegas, Huntridge Theater
10/6: Austin, Stubb's BBQ
10/7: Dallas, Gypsy's Tea Ballroom
10/9: Atlanta, Roxy Theater
10/10: Orlando, The Club at Firestone
10/11: Fort Lauderdale, Venu
10/13: Raleigh, NC, Disco Rodeo
10/15: New York, Hammerstein Ballroom
10/18: Washington, DC, 9:30 Club

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