Interpol unveil new EP, A Fine Mess, the title of which does not reflect its contents, out this May on Matador

Interpol unveil new EP, A Fine Mess, the title of which does not reflect its contents, out this May on Matador

Fun fact: Interpol are still around, putting out records and playing shows. Sure, they’re not the same hedonistic twenty-somethings in dapper suits being all “broody” on stage. When I saw the band come through my town on their current tour, I witnessed a professional, polished live show, complete with sick lighting, from a band that gave the crowd what it wanted (a one-two punch encore of “Evil” and “Obstacle 1” - *swoon*). All in all, it was a solid night.

What you may also not be aware of is that their latest album, last year’s Marauder, is not bad at all. In fact, most of their post-Antics discography is kinda “meh,” at worst, and “pretty decent proto dad rock” at best. For a band going on two decades together, that’s a track record I think we can all appreciate!

With the momentum of a renewed focus brought on by Marauder, plus sold-out shows around the world, the band is dropping a new EP, A Fine Mess, with the previously unveiled title track here and the latest single, “The Weekend,” embedded below. For this listener, at least, I’m digging what I hear. Maybe you are, too, Dad?

A Fine Mess EP drops May 17 via Matador.

A Fine Mess tracklisting:

01. Fine Mess
02. No Big Deal
03. Real Life
04. The Weekend
05. Thrones

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