Interpol announces album title, new band members

Interpol announces album title, new band members

You know a band means business when they self-title their fourth album. It’s essentially their way of saying, “This is who we are now, forget about the diversion we made into world music on our third record.” While only one track from Interpol’s forthcoming album has surfaced, it seems that on many counts, that’s exactly what the New York mope-rockers are trying to convey. (Well, minus the world music thing.)

The band recently announced via their website that the disc will likely be out in mid-September and will not only be self-titled, but also self-produced. The group has announced two new touring members—one to replace longtime bassist Carlos D, who exited the band last month.

Dave Pajo, who has previously played with virtually every seminal indie rock band on the planet, including Slint, Tortoise and Stereolab, will fill the empty bassist position, while Brandon Curtis of The Secret Machines will jump onboard for keys and backup vocals.

Interpol’s tour schedule has also been shaken up recently (as they were set to open for a slew of dates on U2’s tour) which is now postponed until 2011.

Remaining tour dates include:

06-21 Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
06-22 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
06-23 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
06-25 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock Cafe
09-16 Caen, France – Le Cargo
09-18 Paris, France – Stade De France
09-21 Lille, France – Aeronef
09-22-23 Brussels, Belgium – Stade Roi Boudoin
09-25 Bordeaux, France – Le Vigean
09-26 San Sebastian, Spain – Anoeta Stadium
09-28 Granada, Spain – La Industrial Copera
09-29 Seville, Spain – Olympic Stadium
10-01 Santiago, Spain – Santiago De Compostela
10-02-03 Coimbra, Portugal – Estadio Cidade Coimbra
10-05 Bilboa, Spain – Rockstar Barakaldo
10-06 Toulouse, France – Li Bikini
10-08 Rome, Italy – Olympic Stadium
11-12 Lisbon, Portugal – Campo Pequeño
11-13 Madrid, Spain – Palacio Vistalegre
11-14 Barcelona, Spain – San Jordi Club
11-16 Marseille, France – Dock Du Sud
11-17 Milan, Italy – Palasharp
11-18 Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
11-20 Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
11-21 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Heineken Music Hall
11-22 Dortmund, Germany – Westfalenhalle 2
11-24 Nottingham, England – Rock City
11-25 Newcastle, England – O2 Academy
11-26 Birmingham, England – O2 Academy
11-27 Edinburgh, Scotland – Corn Exchange
11-29-12-01 Dublin, Ireland – Olympia
12-03 Manchester, England – Apollo
12-04 Liverpool, England – Liverpool University
12-06-07 London, England – O2 Academy Brixton

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