I have seen the future of rock 'n' roll...
Hollywood, CA - July 18, 2007
The much anticipated and critically acclaimed major label debut by New York City's own Interpol has debuted at #4 on this week's Billboard Top 200 chart; their highest debut in the US to date. The band's third album and first for Capitol Records scored an astounding 15 top 20 chart positions around the world including two #1 album entries in Ireland & Mexico, #2 in the UK, top 5 in the US, Canada, Belgium, & Holland. The album also landed at #2 on the itunes digital chart.
Since kicking off their global assault at this year's Coachella festival to rave reviews, the enigmatic band has been making mainstage festival appearances and fan friendly club shows around the world which culminated last week in a sold out performance in the UK and an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman where they performed their current single, "The Heinrich Maneuver". The US tour which kicks off in Rochester, NY on July 19th will include a hometown appearance at Madison Square Garden.
...so why does it seem so much like the early 80s?
Really -- the only way these guys could be more like Joy Division is if the lead singer hung himself.