Interpol announce ‘A Fine Mess’ EP, share dancey new single

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.

Interpol expand upcoming tour, share new single

Months after releasing their new studio album, Interpol has returned with a surprise new song. On Wednesday (Jan. 30) the New York-founded band unleashed a brand new track six months after unveiling their sixth studio effort, Marauder.

The song, “Fine Mess,” is not part of the recently released record, but rather looks like a one-off single from the band. A little treat for their longtime fans to savor.

Listen to “Fine Mess” above.

Releasing a brand new song was not the only thing the band gave fans this morning. In addition to the three-minute tune, the band also confirmed a new set of tour dates for their massive world tour. The newly added dates will find the band performing at venues in North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe.

The upcoming North American leg of the jaunt will begin this Friday (Jan. 31) at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver and conclude several months later at the Hard Rock Live in 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 European leg of the tour will begin on May 25 at the All Points East Festival in London and wrap up a month or so later on July 7 at the Beauregard Festival in Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France.

Joining them on the road are Sunflower Bean, Car Seat Headrest, Snail Mail, and Foals.

Pre-sales for the new tour dates begin this Thursday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. local time. General tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. local time.

The forthcoming lengthy tour will be in support of Interpol’s recently released record, Marauder. Marauder was released in August of 2018 and peaked at the number 23 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. the album also peaked at the number three spot on both Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums and Top Rock albums chart.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.


Jan. 31 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre *
Feb. 1 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium *
Feb. 2 – Seattle, WA – The Moore Theatre *
Feb. 5 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre *
Feb. 7 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre *
Feb. 8 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater *
Feb. 9 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *
Feb. 11 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works *
Feb. 12 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club *
Feb. 14 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz *
Feb. 15 – Washington, DC – The Anthem *
Feb. 17 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden #^
March 28 – Buenos Aires, AR – Teatro Vorterix
March 29 – Buenos Aires, AR – Lollapalooza Argentina
March 30 – Santiago, CL – Lollapalooza Chile
April 2 – Asuncion, PY – Asuncionico
April 5 – Bogota, CO – Estereo Picnic
April 7 – Sao Paulo, BR – Lollapalooza Brasil
April 9 – Lima, PE – Domos Art
May 1 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre #*
May 2 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre %
May 4 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
May 5 – Charleston, SC – North Charleston PAC
May 7 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
May 8 – St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theater
May 10 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason
May 11 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
May 25 – London, UK – All Points East Festival
May 30 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
June 1 – Kvaerndrup, DK – Heartland Festival
June 2 – Hilvarenbeek, NL – Best Kept Secret
June 4 – Cologne, DE – Palladium
June 5 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof
June 7 – Porto, PT – NOS Primavera Sound
June 10 – Moscow, RU – Adrenaline Stadium
June 12 – Kiev, UA – Green Theatre
June 21 – Neuhausen ob Eck, DE – Southside Festival
June 23 – Scheeßel, DE – Hurricane Festival
June 25 – Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
June 26 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Dome
June 30 – Marmande, FR – Garorock
July 2 – Paris, FR – L’Olympia
July 4 – Belfort, FR – Les Eurockeennes
July 7 – Hérouville-Saint-Clair, FR – Beauregard Festival

* = w/ Sunflower Bean
# = w/ Car Seat Headrest
^ = w/ Snail Mail
% = w/ Foals

Incubus, Cage the Elephant, Beck to headline Shaky Knees 2019

Incubus, Cage the Elephant, and Beck are just some of the musicians who will be making their way to Atlanta in early May for the 2019 incarnation of the Shaky Knees music festival. On Wednesday (Nov. 14), festival organizers unveiled the lineup for the upcoming springtime event. Staying true to its main music genres, the lineup boosts artists from the alternative, mainstream rock, folk, and indie worlds.

Joining Incubus, Cage the Elephant, and Beck on the three-day music festival’s roster will be Tame Impala, Tears for Fears, Interpol, Foals, The Strusts, Grouplove, Father John Misty, Dashboard Confessional, Sharon Van Etten, Tash Sultana, Deerhunter, Liz Phair, and Phosphorsecent

Also featured on the bill are Mark Lanegan, the Dandy Warhols, Black Lips, Japanese Breakfast, Oh Sees, Calpurnia, Pedro the Lion, Natalie Prass, Soccer Mommy, The Joy Formidable, Lucy Dacus, Foxing, Low Cut Connie, Rayland Baxter, and Welshly Arms. The official poster for the forthcoming festival can be seen below.

Shaky Knees will return to its home of Central Park in Atlanta during the weekend of May 3-5. General admission and VIP passes are currently available for purchase. For more information about the lineup, tickets, and any additional questions you may have, head on over to the festival’s website here.


Listen: Interpol drop new track, ‘Number 10’

A month after unleashing the first single off their upcoming sixth studio album, Interpol have come through with another new track. On Monday (July 30), the New York-founded band unleashed the second single from Marauder; a song titled “Number 10.” Listen to the new tune above which also happens to be the tenth track on the impending release.

“Number 10” will join lead single “The Rover” on Marauder. Marauder —the follow-up to 2014’s El Pintor—  is due out Aug. 24 through Matador Records. Pre-orders for the forthcoming album are currently available on Interpol’s website here.

In a recently released press statement, frontman Paul Banks describes what was the inspiration behind the new record.

Marauder is a facet of myself. That’s the guy that fucks up friendships and does crazy shit. He taught me a lot, but it’s representative of a persona that’s best left in song. In a way, this album is like giving him a name and putting him to bed.”

Banks continues: “This record is where I feel touching on real things that have happened to me are exciting and evocative to write about…. I think in the past, I always felt autobiography was too small a thing for me to reference. I feel like now, I’m able to romanticize parts of my own life.”

In support of the album’s release, the group previously announced plans to hit the road throughout the final months of 2018 with one major show scheduled for early 2019. The tour will officially kick off on Aug. 13 with a two-night engagement at the Teatro de la Ciudad in Mexico City. The world tour will then conclude a little over three months later on Nov. 29 at La Salle Pleyel in Paris. After a few months off, the group will headline Madison Square Garden on Feb. 16, 2019.

Interpol’s complete tour itinerary for the rest of 2018 can be seen below.


Aug. 13 – Mexico City, Mexico – Teatro de la Ciudad
Aug. 14 – Mexico City, Mexico – Teatro de la Ciudad
Aug. 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Aug. 24 – Brooklyn, NY – House of Vans
Sept. 11 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
Sept. 12 – Montreal, QC – Olympia Theatre
Sept. 13 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
Sept. 15 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
Sept. 16 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
Sept. 17 – Columbus, OH – Express Live
Sept. 27 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
Sept. 28 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
Sept. 29 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Oct. 01 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Oct. 02 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Oct. 05 – San Diego, CA – SDSU Open Air Theater
Oct. 06 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theater

Nov. 06 – Tokyo, Japan – Akasaka Blitz
Nov. 14 – London, England – Royal Albert Hall
Nov. 15 – London, England – Royal Albert Hall
Nov. 16 – Manchester, England – O2 Apollo
Nov. 18 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theatre
Nov. 23 – Hamburg, Germany – Mehr! Theater
Nov. 24 – Copenhagen, Denmark – TAP1
Nov. 25 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
Nov. 27 – Utrecht, Netherland – Tivoli Vredenburg
Nov. 28 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National
Nov. 29 – Paris, France – La Salle Pleyel

Feb. 16, 2019 – Manhattan, New York @ Madison Square Garden

Coachella Organizers Reveal Long-Awaited 2015 Line-Up


Following a few months of speculation and predictions, the line-up for this year’s Coachella has been revealed.

The festival organizers took to Twitter to break the new in which they wrote, “For those about to RT.” A photo was attached to the tweet which contained the full line-up of all the artists who will take the trip to California in April.

Performers for the two weekend-long festival will include: AC/DC, Jack White, Brand New, Bad Religion, Circa Survive, Interpol, Belle and Sebastian, Drake, Florence and the Machine, Kaskade, Ryan Adams, David Guetta, Fitz and the Tantrum, Marina and the Diamonds, LIGHTS, Andrew McMahon, and many, many more.

Check out the full, and pretty lengthy, list below.


The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will take place in Indio during two consecutive weekends in April. The first weekend will take place April 10-12 while the second weekend will take place April 17-19.

KROQ Announces Line Up for 2014 Almost Acoustic Christmas


KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas concert is about to celebrate a milestone this year; its 25th anniversary.

So how else would you celebrate an anniversary that big than with a massive line-up of artists to take the stage at the yearly event.

The Los Angeles-based radio station announced earlier in the day their line-up which includes U2, System of a Down, the Smashing Pumpkins, Tears for Fears, Weezer, Modest Mouse, Interpol, Alt-J, and Incubus.

But, that’s not all. Linkin Park, Rise Against, Imagine Dragons, Fall Out Boy, Bush, Royal Blood, Vance Joy, and Walk the Moon will also take the stage during the two-day festival.

KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas will take place December 13-14 at the Forum in Inglewood, CA.

Tickets for the show are set to go on sale this Friday, Nov. 14 at Noon PT on Ticketmaster. Tickets for the show can set you back anywhere from $75-$150, but with all those performances, we’re pretty sure it will be money well spent.
For more information about the show, head on over to KROQ’s website.