Interpol are a popular and influential post-punk/indie rock band from New York. They started in 1997 and The Rover (June'18) is the lead single from their sixth album Marauder(Aug'18).
The Rover is more of Interpol's same old schtick. Humorless, post-punk, with no big hooks or a standout chorus. The Rover is atmospheric but the melodies slowly bubble to the surface and entrance after a few repeated listens. A song with moreish qualities.
3. Who do Interpol sound like?
The National, Bloc Party, and The Strokes.
4. What have the press said about The Rover?
“More perfunctory than visceral” – Spin.
“Digs a pleasing groove in your brain” – Pitchfork.
“A rush of dark rock’n’roll from returning masters” – NME.
5. Which bands influenced Interpol?
The Violent Femmes, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, and Janes Addiction.
7. What are Interpol's biggest bangers?
8. Anything else?
Marauder was produced by Dave Fridmann (Spoon, Weezer, The Cribs).
Arcade Fire are a popular art rock/indie rock band from Montreal, Canada. Arcade Fire are similar to Bloc Party, Interpol and Vampire Weekend. Their influences are New Order, Talking Heads and David Bowie. Chemistry is an album track from Arcade Fire's fifth album Everything Now (July'17). SPIN magazine said Chemistry is “the worst Arcade Fire song ever” and The Guardian thought it “sounds almost willfully horrible.” Suffice to say Chemistry is a reggae song, a laugh, and the best Arcade Fire song in years.