Published Mar 09, 2009If you were starting to get worried about Interpol's eerie silence these days, fear not. The smartly dressed New Yorkers have popped in to say they're still alive and well, and in fact are busy working on their fourth album.
In a new posting on the band's website, Interpol say they are writing new songs to follow up 2007's Our Love to Admire, describing the rehearsals as a "tremendous focus" and the new songs as "vital." Interpol also say they "feel like a new band," and with any luck we may just see a new record out before year's end. So breathe easy, Interpol are still with us.
Here is Interpol's letter in full:
It's been a long time. We shouldn't have left you...
After the touring for OLTA came to an end, we all dispersed to tend to our individual personal lives.
...And to get our ducks in a row.
Now the band has reconvened, and we are rehearsing new songs. We find ourselves marveling at the tremendous focus that has defined our early rehearsals for this, our 4th effort.
All kidding aside, we feel like a new band.
Once again, we have no concept to this batch of song-writing. (We are often asked about our intentions when we set out to write music.) There is rarely any intention to this process. We just make the music.
And without going into too much detail, the songs sound vital.
It's as though we've hit upon a balance between our urgency and our calm. And true to our better work, this is music that unravels over time.
We anticipate that, once it's done, you high-minded folks will welcome the music... into your bedrooms...to swagger and breathe...
It's still early, yet, though. We will keep you posted.
In the meantime, a couple of us have kept ourselves busy with extra-curricular activities. Carlos has made a film called My Friends Told Me About You and Sam has released a record with his band Magnetic Morning.
And we hope that you're all weathering well the turmoil of the age.