Interpol will release their first album in four years, ‘El Pintor,’ September 9th on Matador. Recorded at Electric Lady Studios and Atomic Sound in New York City, the ten tracks on ‘El Pintor,’ – taut and epic in equal measure – find the band completely reinvigorated after a two and a half year break from touring.
All songs on ‘El Pintor’ were written and produced by Interpol, with Daniel Kessler playing guitar and piano, Samuel Fogarino on drums, and Paul Banks on vocals, guitars, and taking over bass duties for the first time. The album also features Brandon Curtis (The Secret Machines) playing keyboards on nine songs, Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. (Beck) playing keyboards on “Tidal Wave,” and Rob Moose (Bon Iver) playing violin and viola on “Twice as Hard.” ‘El Pintor’ was mixed by Alan Moulder, and mastered by Greg Calbi.
Interpol premiered songs from ‘El Pintor’ in March while headlining the NME Awards tour in the UK. The Guardian praised their set at London’s Brixton Academy as “lean and powerful.”