One of our favorite bands Interpol made a stop at The Ogden on Saturday night. The sell out crowd expecting a greatest hits set may have been left a little dissappointed. The band is currently touring in support of their new album El Pintor (a playful take on the bands name) so it only made since they graced us with a lot of new material, which we were loving. Interpol is band whose sound has always been compared to The Jesus and Mary Chain, and has been around since early 2001. It was during that time that the post punk revival started to gain attention, with the likes of The White Stripes, The Strokes, The Vines (what happened to them), and more. Interpol held their own and continued to make pleasurable listening records ever since.
The band has received much scrutiny since the departure of former bassist Carlos D. Even those considering themselves hardcore fans jumped ship once he left, the core group of guitarist Daniel Kessler, drummer Sam Fogarino and lead singer Paul Banks have continued to make great music. El Pintor takes us back to the original sound Interpol once conceived with Turn On Your Bright Lights. The dark undertones and masterful guitar play ranging with classical reverb and organic garage tones set the mood with Bank's uncanny voice.
The band opened up with "My Blue Supreme" giving us a glimpse of new material, they managed to perform six songs off the album mixed in with a couple classics culminating with the song that jump stated their career as an encore and everybody sang along to "PDA" to close out a great evening of new material sounding reminiscent of the old sound we have grown accustomed to love.
Setlist: My Blue Supreme | Say Hello To The Angels | Evil | Hands Away | My Desire | Same Town, New Story | Not Even Jail | Everything Is Wrong | The Lighthouse | Anywhere | Take You On a Cruise | Breaker 1 | Slow Hands | Encore: All The Rage Back Home | Lights | PDA