Northeast Action

We got your Northeast action right here.  We’ll be gearing up for three shows in the early days of June.  Our first in the States in close to 3 years!  Looking forward to kick up some dust.  We’ll be hitting New Haven, Providence and Burlington.  Should be good summertime fun and not a moment too soon after this harsh winter of ours.  Let’s let loose.

All the best,

3rd June - Toad’s Place - New Haven, CT
4th June - Lupos - Providence, RI
5th June - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT



Stoked to have you back in our sight.  It’s been far too long but we have great memories from the last time we played there.  A tremendous setting for a festival planted right in the heart of a city.  Needless to say, we’re really looking forward to it.  Should be mighty.

1st-3rd August - Lollapalooza - Grant Park, Chicago, IL

All the best,


Hello party people,

Just putting the final touches on the new album and it’s all feeling very good.  In the meantime, we’ve been busy adding festivities to our summertime calendar.  We’re really looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.

Super stoked.

7th June - Field Trip Festival - Toronto, ON
27th-28th June - Les Rock Dans Tout Ses Etats - Evreux, France
2nd-5th July - Open’er - Gdynia, Poland
3rd-6th July - Roskilde Fest - Roskilde, Denmark
6th July - Rock Werchter - Werchter, Belgium

All the best,


Best Kept Secret

We go way back with the Dutch and we’re very stoked to announce that we’ll be playing this year’s Best Kept Secret Festival.  The summer is getting better an better by the moment.

20 June - Best Kept Secret Festival - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands

All the best,


UK Dates

We currently find ourselves in the UK finishing the new album so it feels only appropriate to announce our first UK dates of 2014 from here.  We’re pleased to say that we’ll be headlining this year’s NME Awards Tour.  We had a great time playing the Awards Tour in 2003 and we’re very much looking forward to our return.  It should be a lot of fun.  The UK crowds are among the best!

18 March     Glasgow Academy
19 March     Leeds Academy
20 March     Manchester Academy
22 March     Liverpool Academy
23 March     Nottingham Rock City
25 March     Birmingham Academy
26 March     Bristol Academy
27 March     London Academy Brixton

All the best,

Governors Ball

We're very excited to announce that we'll be playing this year's Governors Ball. Nothing like playing a show in your own backyard. NYC, we missed ya. The line-up is killer. We're really looking forward to it.

All the best,

Festival Dates

We've missed you guys and are looking forward to hitting the road this year. We're pleased to announce our return to stupendous Portugal for the Optimus Alive Festival on July 10th. Love Portugal.

And it's with great joy that we're able to say we'll finally be visiting Iceland for the first time to play the ATP Festival on July 12th. This has been a long time coming and we can't wait.

But first...we'll be returning to our friends at the Hurricane and Southside Festivals on June 20th. We've had a great time at these festivals in the past and this year should be no different.

20-22 June: Hurricane Festival, Eichenring, Scheessel, Germany
20-22 June: Southside Festival, Neuhausen, Germany
10 July: Optimus Alive, Oeiras, Portugal
12 July: ATP Iceland, Ásbrú Former Nato Base, Keflavik

Looking forward to seeing you out there!

All the best,

Merch Store Sale

There will be a 20% discount on all items in our Web Store from Friday, June 14th through Sunday, June 16th. Please enter the following discount code to participate:  INTWKND

All the best,


Hello all.

Some of you may have already heard that our good friend Benjamin Curtis (Secret Machines, School of Seven Bells) has been undergoing treatment for cancer. Recently he was informed that he will need a bone marrow transplant. No one in his immediate family is a marrow type match, unfortunately. So we would like to spread the word about the website Marrow.org - a registry of willing donors - in the hopes that it will lead to Benjamin and many others receiving a speedy transplant from some brave person. If you go to the site to register, they will send you a free test kit - you swab your cheek and send it back to them - and bam…you’re making a difference in the world. Obviously, it’s quite a commitment. We just want to spread awareness that such a registry exists, and that it’s important.

Thanks so much for your time. And let’s all think loving and healing thoughts for each other - and for our boy Benjamin.

All the best,


We’ll be offering a special Valentine’s Day Merchandise Bundle featuring both the following LTD Edition Lithograph Poster and T-Shirt for $40. Them two items for $40.  Can’t beat it.  The sale will be active from Midnight NYC Time tonight (February 14th) until Midnight NYC Time on February 15th. 

Click HERE at the stroke of Midnight tonight to take advantage of the sale.

All the best,


New T-Shirt Design

We’ve created a T-Shirt of the photograph taken by Christy Bush in 2003.  As previously mentioned, the photo is one of the images included in the artwork of the 10th Anniversary Edition of Turn on The Bright Lights.  You can purchase the shirt here.

All the best,


We’ve created a Limited Edition Lithograph Poster from a terrific photograph taken by Christy Bush in 2003.  The photograph is also one of the images included in the artwork of the 10th Anniversary Edition of Turn on The Bright Lights.

The Lithographs are limited to 100 copies and are being sold for $35 a piece.  You can purchase a poster here.

All the best,


Season Greetings

We just wanted to share our best wishes during this holiday season.  Thank you so much for all of your support and interest in the Anniversary Edition of TOTBL.

It’s been tremendous hearing all of the personal stories relating to the original album release.  Thank you so much for sharing.  It’s meant a great deal to us.

On to 2013!  Let’s make it a good one!

All the best,


LTD Edition Lithograph

We’ve created a Limited Edition Lithograph to coincide with the Anniversary Edition of TOTBLPlease visit!

The lithograph is selling for $35 a piece and we’re featuring a Bundle Option to purchase both the Lithograph & Anniversary Edition CD of TOTBL for $50.

All the best,


Banks Show tomorrow night at Webster Hall, NYC

Hey NYC - just a reminder that Paul is playing THIS FRIDAY at Webster Hall in support of his recent release, Banks
Doors are at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets and more info here.

See you there!


Spotify Contest Winner!

Matador has selected the winner of the Spotify Playlist contest.  We’re in full agreement that the winning playlist is indeed most killer!  Congrats Matthew!

From Matador:

“We’ve selected the winning entrant in the recent Facebook/Spotify “Where Were You In 2002″ playlist competition.  Matthew Phillip Ordes took the prize for, among other things, his essential inclusion of Hot Snakes’ “Suicide Invoice” and his brazen selection of Spoon’s “Metal Detektor” from A Series Of Sneaks (which actually came out in 1998 but, in fairness to Matthew, was reissued by Merge in ’02 – great fucking song in any year).

Matthew, look out for your sure-to-be-weird-in-all-the-right-ways video montage of Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino rocking your playlist, as well as an autographed copy of the new reissue. ” 

Ladies & gentlemen, your winning playlist:




Choice of 320 kbps MP3, FLAC or Apple Lossless.

Buy Digital

All the best,

Anniversary Edition of Turn on The Bright Lights is now available in CD, Vinyl and Digital Download.


TOTBL Anniversary Edition

The day is upon us.  The 10th Anniversary Edition of TOTBL is out now!  We’ve been looking forward to sharing this album with you for some time.  We spent most of this year assembling the package and we do hope that you enjoy it. 

We really wanted to do something special for our fans.  You are indeed The Best.

Sincerely yours,

Also, due to the slight manufacturing delay, those orders that were placed via our website may arrive a few days after today’s release date.  We apologize for the hold-up and appreciate your patience.  The album should be with you very shortly.


Buy Digital
Buy CD


TOTBL Anniversary Edition:  Released Digitally today.

Here’s the final installment of our “man on the street” video clips.  The latest one features Daniel giving a bit of background info on Interpol’s first shows at the now defunct Baby Jupiter.

Also, while the physical versions of the 10th Anniversary Edition of Turn on The Bright Lights won’t be released until December 10th/11th, the Digital Version is available today. 

Pre-order LP/DVD

Pre-order CD/DVD

Buy Digital

All the best,


TOTBL Anniversary Release Date Update

Unfortunately, due to a manufacturing delay, the CD and Vinyl release dates have pushed a week from December 3rd (Worldwide) and 4th (North America) to December 10th and 11th.

Digital street date remains December 4th.

However, there will be advance physical stock at the IFC event on Monday in NYC. 

We apologize for any inconvenience!

All the best,


TOTBL Anniversary Edition NYC Release Event

We’ll be celebrating the release of the 10th Anniversary Edition of Turn on The Bright Lights with a special event at the IFC Center in NYC on Monday, December 3rd at 7PM.  Please see the flyer for further information on the event.

For tickets:  https://www.movietickets.com/pre_purchase.asp?house_id=9598&movie_id=154555&rdate=12/3/2012

Hope to see you there!

All the best,

TOTBL Screening


TOTBL Tee Series, #6

Here’s the final Tee Shirt design from the Bright Lights series.  It also comes as a Zip-Up Hoodie Sweatshirt.

The Tee Shirt and Sweatshirt will be going on-sale Friday, November 23rd at 11AM NYC time.

We hope you dig them!

All the best,


TOTBL Anniversary Edition News

Hello there,

Happy Monday morning indeed.  We’re pleased to roll out a few announcements all at once!

Here’s a preview of the artwork from the Anniversary Edition of Turn on The Bright Lights!  The album will be released on December 4th in North America and December 3rd everywhere else.

We also wanted to share an MP3 from the bonus disc of the album.  Check out an early recording of “Roland” from the band’s first demo.  The track was recorded in Brooklyn in June 1998.


In addition, you can watch the band further about New York locations from back in the day.  This clip was filmed outside one of the band’s early rehearsal spaces, Context Studios.

Hope you enjoy the goods!

All the best,


TOTBL Anniversary Edition, Video Interview #1

Check out this clip featuring Sam and Daniel discussing the band’s early shows in NYC at the former venue, Brownies!

Also, the album is now available to pre-order via Itunes.

All the best,


TOTBL Tee Series, #5

This week’s design!

Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights


Troubadour Concert Clip

We just wanted to share a sneak peak of the DVD Disc from the 10th Anniversary Edition of Turn on the Bright Lights.  Here’s Obstacle 1 live at the Troubadour in Los Angeles in the Fall of 2002. 

All the best,


TOTBL Tee Series, #4

Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights


TOTBL Tee Series, #3

Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights


Paul Banks’ solo album Banks is out now! Pick it up here.

The album’s awesome first video, for “Young Again”, premieres today. The video was directed by Sophia Peer.


Please also check out a terrific interview with Paul in SPIN.

Paul and his band will also perform on David Letterman on Monday, October 29. Be sure to tune in!

Paul will also be hitting the road this November and December. Here are the dates:

November 3 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 5 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
November 7 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
November 9 – Washington, DC – The Howard Theatre
November 10 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
November 13 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
November 25 – Minneapolis, MN – The Varsity Theater
November 26 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada
November 27 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
November 29 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues – Courtyard
November 30 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
December 01 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
December 03 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues San Diego
December 05 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre


TOTBL Tee Series, #2

Thanks for all of the interest in our weekly Tee Series!  This week’s edition…

Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights


TOTBL Update

We’ve had to shift the release date of the 10th Anniversary Edition of Turn on the Bright Lights.  The album will now be available as of December 3rd.

Also, the album will readily be available at stores in the UK but will receive a limited release throughout Continental Europe.

All the best,



Turn on the Bright Lights

In celebration of the 10th Anniversary Edition of Turn On the Bright Lights, we will be launching a special series of merchandise inspired by the album artwork.  Each week between this Monday, October 15th, and the week of November 20th, we will be revealing a new design. 

New designs will be posted at 11AM NYC Time on the following days:

-Monday, October 15th
-Monday, October 22nd
-Monday, October 29th
-Monday, November 5th
-Monday, November 12th
-Friday, November 23rd

Orders can be placed via our Online Store.

We hope you dig em’!

All the best,

Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights


In 2002, we released our first album, Turn On the Bright Lights.  We had waited close to five years for the opportunity to record an album.  Needless to say this was a memorable moment for us.  We never had any expectations for how the album would be received.  We just wanted to present our music as an album to anyone who would be open to hearing it.  It was incredible to finally tour and see people react to these songs.  We never could have imagined that the album would have reached so many people throughout the world. 

We spent a good deal of time this past year digging through our archives and asking others to dig through theirs in the hopes of uncovering some forgotten material.  The result of our hunting and gathering has yielded this Tenth Anniversary Edition of Turn On the Bright Lights.  We wanted to do something special for the fans who have always supported us.  We wanted to do something special for the best fans in the world.  We hope you enjoy it.

Sincerely yours,
Daniel Kessler

Release Date:  November 19th, 2012

Now fully remastered in a beautiful deluxe hardbound book with unreleased photos (48 pages in the CD, 28 large pages in the vinyl) and a second disc of bonus tracks, many unreleased, plus demos and B-sides and a DVD. 
Pre-orders for the limited edition double-CD/DVD and double-LP/DVD available now.


Noisey Segment

Noisey was given unprecedented access as Paul Banks prepared for the first shows in support of his upcoming solo album Banks (available for pre-order).  An absolute must-watch:

Look for Paul and the band on tour soon:

Saturday 03 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
Friday 09 – Washington, DC – The Howard Theater
Saturday 10 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
Tuesday 13 – New York, NY – Studio @ Webster Hall
Thursday 29 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues (Las Vegas)
Friday 30 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

Saturday 01 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Monday 03 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues San Diego
Wednesday 05 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theater


Paul Banks

Paul Banks. Photo by Helena Christensen

(photo by Helena Christensen)

On October 23, Matador will release the 2nd solo album from Interpol vocalist/guitarist Paul Banks.  With ‘Banks’ (LP/CD/digital), Paul ditches the Julian Plenti alter-ego, and the resulting 10-song album is a tour-de- force of exhilarating minor-key intensity.

The Base (192 kbps MP3)

Banks was recorded in New York and Connecticut with producer Peter Katis (Interpol, The National, Shearwater, Jónsi…).  The album is personal and epic, catchy and serpentine – much like your favorite Interpol albums – with Paul’s wry humor, bare emotion, and varied influences all in full effect.

Paul Banks: Banks

Track listing :

1. The Base
2. Over My Shoulder
3. Arise, Awake
4. Young Again
5. Lisbon
6. I’ll Sue You
7. Paid For That
8. Another Chance
9. No Mistakes
10. Summertime Is Coming

Preorder ‘Banks’ on LP or CD from The Matador Store.

Paul Banks on Twitter


Limited Edition T-Shirt, 2nd installment.

Our Limited Edition T-shirt is now on-sale.  There are only 100 shirts and each shirt is individually numbered.  We hope you dig.
To purchase the shirt please visit here.

All the best,


Round 2 of our Limited Edition Tee Shirts is upon us.  The second edition is a compliment to the first one with a variation in color schemes.  This time we’ll be posting a quantity of 100 individually numbered shirts and once they sell out…well, they’re gone.  Each shirt is individually numbered.  The sale will begin on July 26th at 1PM NYC Time.

We hope you dig!

All the best,


Limited Edition T-Shirt

Our Limited Edition T-shirt is now on-sale.  As we mentioned previously, there are only 75 shirts and each shirt is individually numbered.  Once they’re gone…they’re gone.
To purchase the shirt please visit here.


All the best,


Limited Edition Tee

We’ll be posting a Limited Edition T-Shirt on Monday (April 16th) at 1PM NYC Time.  There will only be 75 shirts of this design and each one will be individually numbered.  Once they’re gone…they’re gone.  Our trusty designer David Calderley created design and we dig it mucho. 

All the best,


Movie Night at the IFC in NYC

We’re pleased to announce the New York City cinema debut of “I Touch A Red Button Man”, the David Lynch-directed short film set to our song “Lights” from our last album. 

As part of IFC Center’s “Movie Night” series, April 5th will see a screening of the short film alongside the Interpol-selected David Lynch classic “Wild At Heart”.

The evening will feature an introduction and Q&A with Mr Sam Fogarino.

Tickets are available here:  www.ifccenter.com

Look forward to seeing you there!

All the best,



Merchandise Special

Our online merchandise store is currently offering a 10% discount program through Friday, March 9th.  The promotion expires at 6PM NYC Time on Friday.  The discount will be good for 10% off all items featured in our online store. 

You’ll need to insert the following code to receive the discount:  InterpolONEMILLION
Keep in mind discount codes are case sensitive so it must be typed exactly as displayed above.

Please click here to visit the store.  We’ve recently added some new items to the store!

All the best,


Urban Outfitters is selling an exclusive Interpol T-Shirt in a selection of stores and on their website.  Our trusty designer, David Calderly, designed the shirt and we love the design. 

To order the shirt via Urban Outfitters’ Online Store go here.

The shirt is available in the following Urban Outfitters stores:


All the best,


We Are the Works In Progress

Happy New Year!  We wish everyone the best in 2012! 

We’ve contributed a song to a benefit compilation to support Japan in its recovery from last year’s tsunami.  The compilation is called We Are The Works In Progress and it was compiled by Blonde Redhead.  The album is tremendous and we’re privileged to be a part of it.  We Are The Works In Progress will be released Digitally and on Vinyl throughout the world on February 7th. 

For more information on this compilation, please visit:

To Pre-order the Vinyl, please visit:

All the best,


New Merchandise Store

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new Merchandise Store on our website. 
We have added some new designs to the selection along with some old favorites.  The store will be continually updated with exclusive new items and will handle orders on a worldwide basis.

We invite you for a visit. 




It’s been an incredible year traveling through many wonderful parts of the world.  We’ve had the privilege of some certain cities for the very first time as well as returning to certain destinations that we only have the opportunity of visiting every few years.  We owe a big thank you to our fans for coming to the concerts and supporting us along the way.  You are undoubtedly the best fans in the world.

All the best,


Buenos Aires

Here’s an update on the best ways of receiving tickets to our free concert on November 11th at Anfiteatro Puerto Madero.

1) Movistar Clients: Go to Movistar online (online.movistar.com.ar), fill in the form with your information, print the complete form, take it to Florida Movistar Shop or Santa Fe 638 until October 28 and you’ll receive 2 tickets for Movistar Free Music.

2) For each of the first 3000 Interpol track downloads (or waiting tone sending “Voy 833”) from movistar.com.ar we will give one ticket away. (exchange place is also Florida Movistar Shop or Santa Fe 638).

3) Ticket contest through the radio program Cual Es (95.9 fm, Monday to friday 9am to 1 pm, also broadcasted through http://www.cuales.fm).  Ticket winners will have to call and answer trivia questions relating to the band.

We’ll see you there!



More details for tickets to the Buenos Aires Show

We’ll be revealing different ways to receive tickets for the Buenos Aires show over the next few weeks. 

One way to win tickets would be to listen to listen to the Cual Es Show on 95.9FM…




As mentioned last week, we’ll be returning to Buenos Aires for a concert on November 11th.  The concert will be a part of Movistar Free Music 3rd Edition at Anfiteatro Puerto Madero and tickets will be free.

As well as the Movistar giveaways that will be happening the coming weeks, we have the great fortune to be giving away a limited amount of tickets TOMORROW, September 30th.  Tickets will be given away in person from collection points on a first come, first served basis and they will be distributed at a maximum of 2 per person.  You must quote the Password “LIGHTS” when picking up the tickets.

Here are the locations in Buenos Aires for picking up tickets:

- La Trastienda: Balcarce 460, San Telmo
- Rock & Pop 95.9 fm radio: Freyre 932, Colegiales

Tickets will be available at La Trastienda starting at 11AM and at Rock & Pop starting at 12PM.

There will be further opportunities to win tickets in the coming weeks through local media so please keep your ears and eyes peeled!

Yours truly,



To our fans in Argentina!

We have the great fortune to announce that we’ll be playing in Buenos Aires on November 11th.  This will be our second visit to this capital city and we’re very much looking forward to our return.  We have terrific memories from our last concert there.  We’ll be playing as part of Movistar Free Music 3rd Edition at Anfiteatro Puerto Madero and tickets will be free.  We’ll be giving away a very limited amount of tickets on September 30th.

Please check back next week for more information on the next ticket giveaway opportunities.

All the best,


September 8th

Our recent August run through Europe was a very special tour for us.  We played so many beautiful places and to terrific audiences.  We just wanted to say thank you to everyone for coming to our shows.  You are the best.

As a token of our appreciation, we wanted to share with you a remix of “Barricade” by our friends Rey Pila.  We hope you enjoy.  It’s thumping.

Yours sincerely,




The music component of the Quiksilver Pro New York event that we were scheduled to be a part of has been cancelled due to damage from Hurricane Irene.  The surf contest will still be taking place and for further information please visit http://quiksilverpro.com/surf/blog,110,contest.en.html

We were very disappointed by the cancellation but Hurricane Irene created a very difficult situation for the City of Long Beach.  We wish them well in their recovery.