Boys on Film: Interpol Release Live DVD as Part of Our Love to Admire Reissue

Interpol’s latest album, this summer’s Our Love to Admire (TMT Review), will soon be reissued with the added incentive of an extra special DVD! The new and improved album/DVD combo comes out November 19 and features live footage of “The Heinrich Manoeuvre,” “Slow Hands,” “Narc,” “Pioneer,” “Mammoth,” and “Evil” plus music videos for “No I in Threesome” and “The Heinrich Manoeuvre.”

Some of you might be saying “Hold on! So, this album came out a few months ago, and it’s already being reissued? That’s too much, too soon!” Well, I see what you’re getting at, but let’s pause for a moment and consider why this reissue might be occurring. Are Interpol running out of money for fancy tailored suits? Feeling inspired by YouTube phenomena like Tay Zonday or the “Why Must I Cry?” dude? Maybe they’re just hellbent on annoying fans who already bought the album in July? All of these are likely answers, but I’ve got a hunch that it’s something different completely. Now, this is just a guess, but I think it would be safe to assume that Interpol are putting out this DVD in an effort to launch their primetime TV drama careers.

Stay with me here. The way I see it, Interpol frequently do lengthy stints on the road, a band that spends countless nights in Holiday Inns and Best Westerns across the country, watching cable TV, and collecting free soap. They’ve been doing the music thing for awhile, and perhaps they’re feeling like it’s time for a change. It’s no secret that Carlos D. has been writing film scores, and I’d venture a guess that maybe once or twice he even imagined himself and his band cohorts starring in the type of serial drama that focuses on men in suits. There are so many possibilities. Just think — Paul Banks and the boys unraveling alien conspiracies against the will of a skeptical government, performing maverick medical procedures that fly in the face of the establishment, cracking cold cases that more orthodox cops won’t touch.

Sure, right now it’s just a live DVD, but tomorrow? CSI: Brooklyn.

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