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ReleaseProduct
Marauder
Artist
Interpol
Label
Matador
Catalogue Number
OLE11246
Release Date
August 24, 2018

For the first time since 2007’s Our Love to Admire, Interpol have opened themselves up to the input of a producer. For two-week spells between December of 2017 to April of 2018, they travelled to upstate New York to work with Dave Fridmann – famed for recording with Mercury Rev, Flaming Lips, MGMT, Spoon, Mogwai, and countless more. In the run up to writing and recording, Sam found himself immersed in soul drummers such as Al Jackson Jr (Otis Redding’s drummer) and 80’s funk producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. “How can I make shit swing?” was the question Sam repeatedly asked himself, and the answer is in the striding gallop of opener If You Really Love Nothing, the embellished skip ‘n’ bounce of Stay in Touch and the R&B swagger of closer It Probably Matters. Interpol have always been world-beaters at creating a feeling, but Marauder is where the feel is just as crucial. Paul may have stepped out of the shadows as a bassist, but he’s stepping into an even brighter light as a songwriter. During Interpol’s previous albums, the singer largely kept himself out of his own work, preferring to fill his lyrics with detached thoughts, characters, and observations, often phrased in abstract. But more than 20 years on since forming at NYU, the frontman is finally allowing himself to play a role in his own stories. “This record is where I feel touching on real things that have happened to me are exciting and evocative to write about,” he explains. “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.”

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 If You Really Love Nothing 4:25 Buy

    If You Really Love Nothing

  2. 2 The Rover 3:37 Buy

    The Rover

  3. 3 Complications 3:54 Buy

    Complications

  4. 4 Flight of Fancy 3:51 Buy

    Flight of Fancy

  5. 5 Stay In Touch 4:53 Buy

    Stay In Touch

  6. 6 Interlude 1 1:01 Buy

    Interlude 1

  7. 7 Mountain Child 3:08 Buy

    Mountain Child

  8. 8 NYSMAW 3:16 Buy

    NYSMAW

  9. 9 Surveillance 4:13 Buy

    Surveillance

  10. 10 Number 10 3:12 Buy

    Number 10

  11. 11 Party's Over 3:39 Buy

    Party's Over

  12. 12 Interlude 2 1:03 Buy

    Interlude 2

  13. 13 It Probably Matters 4:07 Buy

    It Probably Matters

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