A friend just emailed me the new Interpol single; it’s a rip from KROQ, thus, the high treble. But it still sounds pretty damn good. More jerky, staccato rhythms a la “Obstacle 1″ but much more upbeat than expected, almost in line with “Slow Hands.” Keyboards definitely play a more prominent role. Paul Banks’ lyrics still befuddle in a bizarre mix of banality and non-sequitur, “you wear the shoes like a dove”, but his terse monochromatic delivery makes every word sound vital. This song is scheduled to hit radio on May 10.
Here’s the mp3: