Monday, October 1st, 2012
Interpol mark 10th anniversary of debut album and the fact that you are old
ExumThings that happened in 2002: Spider-Man the movie was released, the Queen Mother died, this blog started, and Interpol released their debut Turn On The Bright Lights, furthering the work started by The Strokes the year before in entrenching New York as the coolest music city going and making the world safe for post-punk bands in sharp suits and asymmetrical haircuts to wear their Chameleons fan club pins without fear of reprisals.
While the follow-up Antics sold and charted better and they continue on a decade later (less one iconic bassist), the band never recaptured the same sense of embodying the zeitgeist the way they did with Bright Lights. And so as the tenth anniversary of that record’s release comes and goes – it technically turned ten on August 19 – Matador has announced plans to reissue the album, remastered and expanded with a bonus disc of demos and b-sides for both CD and LP editions and both coming with a DVD with the album’s videos and period-correct live footage. It will be out November 19.
Guitarist Daniel Kessler left a note about the impending reissue on the band’s Facebook.
Back in the present, Interpol frontman Paul Banks is returning his attention to his solo project but has shed the silly Julian Plenti monicker that branded his 2009 debut Is… Skyscraper; this time out he will simply be Paul Banks and the album will even more simply be Banks. It’s out October 23, the first tune from it sounds like this, and there’s a short documentary about what it is to be Paul Banks over at Noisey.
Pitchfork, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Philly Burbs gets a status report on their new album from Yo La Tengo; the still-untitled long-player will be out in late January 2013. They released their new Stupid Things 12″ last week and made the title track available to stream, but only on the annoyingly geoblocked Spotify – pretty stupid indeed. It took a while but I’ve found a regular stream to share thanks to Yagotamullet’s Song Of The Day.
Stream: Yo La Tengo – “Stupid Things”