NPR First Listen Live Webcast From L.A., August 26

Further new songs will be debuted in a live webcast from Los Angeles’ Mack Sennet Studios next Tuesday, August 26 at 7pm pacific (10pm eastern) for National Public Radio’s “First Listen Live”. The show will be viewable worldwide at KCRW.com and NPR.org/music

Additionally, NPR Music will premiere a full album stream of ‘El Pintor’ starting this coming Tuesday morning, August 26.

All the best,


We’re really looking forward to playing one of the most beautiful spaces in all of NYC on September 2nd, The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Tickets are available here.



Additional Southern California Show

Southern California, we want more of your good ways. We’ll be returning for a show at the Fox Theater in Pomona on September 22nd. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 22nd at 10AM PST.

All the best,


Ancient Ways

We are extremely happy to share another track from the new album with you today. Listen to ‘Ancient Ways’, the second track to premiere from El Pintor below.


Chicago in November

After a great run of shows in Chicago during this year’s Lollapalooza festival, Interpol will be returning to the windy city for a night at the Riviera Theatre. Tickets for the show on November 12th will be available this Friday (August 15th) at 10AM CST.

All The Best


Additional Shows in Sacramento & Washington DC

We are pleased to announce two additional dates on our upcoming North American tour. We will be playing Sacramento, CA on September 19th at Ace of Spades and a second show has been added in Washington, DC at the 9:30 Club on November 30th. Tickets for both shows will be available on August 8th.

All The Best


Chicago - House of Blues

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photos by Mark Powell


Third Show Added in Dublin

Due to demand we have added a third night to our 2015 stop in Dublin. Tickets for the show on February 12th are available now.

All The Best,


Additional Shows in NYC, London and Dublin

We have added three more dates to our upcoming tour:

-Terminal 5, NYC on November 26
-Roundhouse, London on February 7
-Olympia, Dublin on February 11

Tickets for all dates are on sale now at interpolnyc.com/shows

All The Best


School of Seven Bells

Music was the air my brother, Benjamin, breathed while he was with us on this earth. This music was recorded by him entirely in his hospital room, and he produced the vocal recording and mixing. I am proud to share it with you guys.



With love to you all,

Brandon Curtis



Our first touring in 2015 will see us embark on a run across Europe, before hitting the UK & Ireland.  We’re routed through the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy & Denmark before we reach the UK & Ireland. We’re excited to play a handful of venues new to Interpol and very much look forward to sharing songs from ‘El Pintor’ alongside material from our catalogue. For ticket details please see the note below. We look forward to seeing you all as we reach your respective cities.

A limited number of pre-sale tickets for these shows will be available for mailing list subscribers at interpolnyc.com beginning Thursday, July 17th at 9am BST, sign up now to receive priority access to the tickets. The remainder of tickets will become available on general sale Friday, July 18th (with the exception of Copenhagen which is already on-sale).

All the best,

1/23 - Amsterdam, NL @ HMH
1/24 - Brussels, BE @ Forest National
1/25 - Koln, DE @ Palladium
1/27 - Paris, FR @ Olympia
1/30 - Milan, IT @ Fabrique
2/02 - Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
2/04 - Berlin, DE @ Colombiahalle
2/06 - London, UK @ Roundhouse
2/08 - Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
2/10 - Dublin, IE @ Olympia



This fall we will embark on our first North American tour in three years. The journey takes us through Vancouver, Boston, Dallas, San Diego and many great cities in between. We look forward to sharing new songs and older ones with all of you. A limited number of pre-sale tickets for all shows will be available for purchase at interpolnyc.com beginning tomorrow (July 15th) at 10am (local time) with the remainder of tickets becoming available starting Friday, July 18th. We look forward to seeing you out there in your respective cities. 

All the best,

8/01 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/20 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre
8/21 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Pool at The Cosmopolitan
8/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
9/15 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
9/16 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount
9/17 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
9/20 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
9/24 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
9/26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
9/27 - Denver, CO @ Ogden
9/29 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada
9/30 - Tulsa, OK @ Cains
10/02 - Dallas, TX @ Southside
10/03 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/03-10/05 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/07 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/09 - Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
10/10-10/12 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
11/06 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
11/07 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
11/08 - Miami, FL @ Fillmore
11/10 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
11/11 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
11/14 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/15 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theatre
11/17 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
11/18 - Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
11/20 - Montreal, QB @ Metropolis
11/21 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
11/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/24 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/29 - Washington, D.C @ 9:30 Club


All The Rage Back Home

Hello Friends

We are pleased to share with you today the first studio audio from our upcoming album ‘El Pintor’. The track, titled “All The Rage Back Home” can be heard below, in sync with a visual component that was directed by Paul Banks and Sophia Peer. An immediate download of the song is available when you pre-order ‘El Pintor’ at iTunes.

All The Best


Glasto Pics

Here are a couple of pics from Glastonbury that our man Justin Scurti shot (the third photo was shot by Jason Rackham). Captures the good vibes of the day.

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Check out our very own Mr Fogarino in this rather funny moment at Governor’s Ball from a couple of weeks ago.


We just wanted to share a little clip from our show at Brixton Academy in March. The song is called “Anywhere” from our upcoming new album, El Pintor.


Hello Friends,

It’s been a long time coming but we’re finally ready to share some new album news. We’d like to announce the release of our upcoming new album, El Pintor. We wrote & recorded the bulk of the album in 2013 in NYC and finished mixing it in London during the early part of this year. We’re very excited to share the album with all of you. The album was recorded at Electric Lady Studios & Atomic Sound by Mr. James Brown and mixed by Mr. Alan Moulder at Assault & Battery studios. We had a lot of fun making this record and can’t wait for you to hear it.

The album will be released on September 9th on Matador (North, South and Central America) and September 8th in all other territories by [PIAS]/CO-OP. You can pre-order the album here.

We also took the opportunity to capture some background film footage of the recording of the album. A first in our history. You can view a clip here.

All the best,


West Coast Dates

We’ll be back Stateside for the month of August after our summertime trek on the European festival circuit.  Looking forward to playing Tempe, AZ and Las Vegas, NV after a few years absence from those fine cities.  And we’re very pleased to announce our first appearance at the FYF Festival in Los Angeles.  We’ve heard nothing but tremendous things about the festival and can’t wait to see for ourselves.

8.20 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ - Get Tickets
8.21 - The Pool at The Cosmopolitan - Las Vegas, NV - Get Tickets
8.23 - FYF Fest - Los Angeles, CA - Get Tickets

All the best,


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.