Interpol is giving their fans some new tunes to learn before they head out on their massive world tour later this year. On Thursday (March 28), the New York-founded band confirmed the release of their new EP and shared its latest single. Titled A Fine Mess, the record is due out May 17 through Matador.
Pre-orders for A Fine Mess are currently available on the band’s website.
The EP was recorded with Dave Fridmann in Upstate New York during the band’s recent break. A Fine Mess is the quasi-follow-up to 2018’s Marauder.
In addition to confirming the release of the new record, Interpol also shared their latest single; a track titled “The Weekend.” Listen to “The Weekend” above.
“The Weekend” joins the band’s previously released tune, and the EP’s title track, “Fine Mess” on the forthcoming record.
During a recent interview with NME, frontman Paul Banks explained to the publication how the five-song EP sonically differs from its predecessor.
“These are all upbeat rockers. They’re not B-sides. They’re all pretty rich rock songs with big choruses.
He continues: “It’s all material that we can see being played in a club with people dancing. Sometimes, when you turn on an Interpol record, you expect people to not be dancing because it’s coming from a more pensive or melancholy place. This is a place rocking EP.”
In support of their new set of songs, the act is currently in the middle of their massive world tour. Interpol wrapped up the first leg of their North American tour in February but will return in May for eight stops including Morrison, Colorado; Kansas City, Missouri; Atlanta; Charleston; Jacksonville, Florida; St. Petersburg, Florida; Miami; and Orlando.
After a short time off, the band will head across the pond for the European portion of their tour which will include several music festival appearances. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.