If it’s too early in the morning for you to put two and two together, El Pintor is not only Spanish for “the painter”, but it’s also an anagram of Interpol. How clever.
The band wrote and recorded the bulk of the album in New York City, hitting Electric Lady Studios and Atomic Sound. They finished mixing earlier this year while touring the UK. James Brown (Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys) served as engineer, while Alan Moulder was charged with mixing.
Update: According to Matador Records, the album sees Interpol frontman Paul Banks taking over bass duties for the first time. It also features guest appearances from The Secret Machines’ Brandon Curtis, Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. (Beck, Air), and Rob Moose (Bon Iver).
To go along with today’s announcement, Interpol has shared behind-the-scenes footage of the recording sessions. Watch below.
El Pintor Tracklist:
01. All the Rage Back Home
02. My Desire
04. Same Town, New Story
05. My Blue Supreme
06. Everything Is Wrong
07. Breaker 1
08. Ancient Ways
09. Tidal Wave
10. Twice as Hard
Interpol has already lined up several dates in support of the release, including a string of headlining dates and festival appearances. See the up-to-date docket below.
Interpol 2014 Tour Dates:
06/05 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
06/07 – Toronto, ON @ Field Trip Festival
06/08 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
06/20 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ The Best Kept Secret Festival
06/21 – Scheessel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
06/23 – Neuhausen, DE @ Southside Festival
06/24 – Paris, FR @ Alhambra
06/25 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
06/27 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Music Festival
06/28 – Evreux, FR @ Rock Dans Tour Ses Etats
06/29 – Luxembourg @ Rock-A-Field
07/01 – Berlin, DE @ Postbahnhof
07/02 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
07/03 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/06 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/08 – Nimes, FR @ Nimes Festival
07/10 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive
07/12 – Keflavík, IS @ All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland
07/25 – Byron Bay, AU @ Splendour in the Grass
08/01 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/20 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
08/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pool at The Cosmopolitan
08/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
10/03 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/10 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits