Interpol and David Lynch collaborate on short film; and now for a crappy Unsolved Mysteries-style dramatic reenactment

Interpol and David Lynch collaborate on short film; and now for a crappy Unsolved Mysteries-style dramatic reenactment


Famous director, coffee grower, and transcendental meditation enthusiast DAVID LYNCH is seated at a table, drinking a damn good cup of coffee. A red light flashes intermittently in the background, where a giant rabbit person is seen taking notes on the day’s meeting. The members of INTERPOL, an icy post-punk trio from New York City, enter one by one.


This is a social call. We are simply here to discuss coffee and our appreciation for your work, as further elaborated upon in this Huffington Post article.


Thank you, gentlemen. Have you tried my delightful David Lynch Signature Cup Coffee?

Close up on rabbit taking notes for future Huffington Post article, as conversation continues in the background. The band gets up from their chairs to to leave the kitchen and go do rock ‘n’ roll stuff. Lynch picks up the phone and gestures at the steaming pot of delicious David Lynch Signature Cup Coffee sitting on the table.


Get the boys some beans! Some beans in bags!

…And CUT! That’s how the first David Lynch/Interpol encounter happened. Or at least a moderately realistic dramatic reenactment of it. That was just the opening scene, however. The real action happened a few years later, when Interpol was putting together their audiovisual aids for their big Coachella performance. The group and the director met up in L.A. and Lynch presented them with his vision: a simple sketch of something known only as “I Touch a Red Button Man.” Using this sketch and Interpol’s song “Lights,” forces aligned and magic appeared, in the form of this short. “I Touch a Red Button” DID originally appear at Coachella, and is now available on Matador’s website for your viewing pleasure. A slightly less animated version of the band can be witnessed on the dates listed below. And that’s a wrap!

07.15.11 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgota Music Box
07.17.11 - St. Louis, MO - Busch Stadium
07.18.11 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues Cleveland
07.20.11 - East Rutherford, NJ - New Meadowlands Stadium
07.22.11 - Indianapolis, IN - IN The Vogue
07.23.11 - Minneapolis, MN - TCF Bank Stadium
07.25.11 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
07.26.11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Hall for the Perf. Arts

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