News surrounding Interpol has been quiet over the last year and considering 2010 marks three years since their last album, we were starting to forget just how great the New York quartet actually are.
Whilst each member has been relatively busy ( what with frontman Paul Banks' impressive solo record seeing release a little while back), it's nice to finally hear that the four are back together and have already recorded a new full-length record.
In a brief interview with Paste magazine, Interpol drummer Sam Fogarino went into a few details surrounding the new L.P which is to be released early next year on Capitol Records. It was recorded over the Spring of 2009 and apparently, it's going full-circle back to the sound of their début. Fogarino said:
"The new record falls back towards the first. In trying to move forward, there was an unspoken realization that you can’t let go of your sonic-defining tag. There was an effort in Daniel Kessler’s guitar tone; he rediscovered it playing in his loft space for a year without anybody. The quality of that tone, played in a big room, is just beautiful. It creates an atmosphere."
He also speaks about his thoughts on their third effort, 2007's under appreciated Our Love To Admire:
“The album was not our most cohesive moment…It was when reality kicked in as to where we were and where we were never going back to.”
To be honest, we've pretty much fell in love with all three of their records so far so we're pretty sure (with heavy emphasis on the pretty) it'll be the same for album number four. Let's hope so anyway.