Monday, July 15, 2019

Interpol announce Portland, ME date kicking off late summer tour

Interpol announce Portland, ME date kicking off late summer tour

Following the heels of their recently-announced fall tour with Morrissey, Interpol has confirmed a new run of interspersed US headline dates this summer and the tour kicks off right here in New England on August 4th in Portland, ME and ending two months later in Las Vegas. Their victory lap for last year’s acclaimed Marauder will also be supported by their forthcoming new EP, A Fine Mess, which comes out May 17th on Matador Records.

Recorded during time spent in upstate New York with Dave Fridmann, the five songs that make up A Fine Mess gradually emerged as a body of work with a narrative and flow unto itself. The previously released title track, “Fine Mess,” then received further production from Kaines & Tom A.D. and mixing from Claudius Mittendorfer, who had first worked with Interpol as engineer on Our Love To Admire. The resulting set is a living, breathing postcard from the band to their fans as they tour the world throughout 2019, and a linear continuation of the visceral and contagious energy set loose with Marauder.

Echoing its title, the artwork for A Fine Mess is illustrated by a series of lost images, recovered from an abandoned police station in Detroit, MI. In a crumbling evidence room – amongst the rubble – an undeveloped roll of film, dated “1-20-96,” featured latent images of a breaking-and-entering scene, the rooms in chaos.

From the beguiling refrain of the title track, to the soulful topsy-turvy of “No Big Deal,” cathartic chorus of long sought-after live favorite “Real Life,” anthemic swell of “The Weekend ,” and angular shades of “Thrones,” A Fine Mess is a bracing and distinct addition to Interpol’s oeuvre.