Interpol announce new EP, A Fine Mess, share “The Weekend”: Stream

The 5-track effort comes less than a year after the band's Marauder LP

Interpol, photo by Kalpesh Lathigra

    Last summer, veteran indie rockers Interpol dropped off Marauder, their first album since 2014Less than a year later, fans will have another treat to add to their collection: On May 17th, Interpol will release a new EP titled, A Fine Mess.

    Due out through Matador, the forthcoming collection was recorded during time spent in upstate New York with Dave Fridmann (Sleater-Kinney, The Flaming Lips). Additional production, mixing, and engineering work came courtesy of Kaines & Tom A.D. and Claudius Mittendorfer, who previously worked on Interpol’s 2007 LP, Our Love to Admire.

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    The new EP is comprised of five songs, including the previously shared title track and concert favorite “Real Life”. There’s also today’s offering, “The Weekend”, a song in which frontman Paul Banks finds himself in awe of a beautiful relationship that’s blossomed over the course of a weekend.


    “That really happened/ We believe it/ It’s really magic this time / Feelings even,” Banks describes his euphoria. “It’s really happening now/ Let the weekend spin right to the end.”

    Take a listen to “The Weekend” below.

    Pre-orders for A Fine Mess have begun. Below, find artwork for both the single and EP (highlighting objects recovered from an abandoned Detroit police station), as well as the full tracklist.

    “The Weekend” Artwork:

    interpol the weekend single artwork cover

    A Fine Mess EP Artwork:

    interpol a fine mess EP artwork

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

    Interpol are scheduled to be on the road for the next couple of months in support of both the new EP and last year’s Marauder. The massive global tour includes appearances at Lollapalooza ArgentinaAll Points East Festival, Osheaga Festival, and Primavera Sound and a few dates alongside Sunflower BeanCar Seat Headrest, and Foals. Grab your tickets here.


    Interpol 2019 Tour Dates:
    03/28 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Teatro Vorterix
    03/29 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina
    03/30 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile
    04/02 – Asuncion, PY @ Asuncionico
    04/05 – Bogota, CO @ Estereo Picnic
    04/07 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brasil
    04/09 – Lima, PE @ Domos Art
    05/01 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks #*
    05/02 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre %
    05/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
    05/05 – Charleston, SC @ North Charleston PAC
    05/07 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
    05/08 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theater
    05/10 – Miami, FL @ Fillmore
    05/11 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
    05/25 – London, UK @ All Points East Festival
    05/30 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
    06/01 – Kvaerndrup, DK @ Heartland Festival
    06/02 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret
    06/04 – Cologne, DE @ Palladium
    06/05 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
    06/07 – Porto, PT @ NOS Primavera Sound
    06/10 – Moscow, RU @ Adrenaline Stadium
    06/12 – Kiev, UA @ Green Theatre
    06/21 – Neuhausen ob Eck, DE @ Southside Festival
    06/23 – Scheeßel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
    06/25 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy
    06/26 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Dome
    06/30 – Marmande, FR @ Garorock
    07/02 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia
    07/04 – Belfort, FR @ Les Eurockeennes
    07/07 – Hérouville-Saint-Clair, FR @ Beauregard Festival
    08/02 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival

    * = w/ Sunflower Bean
    # = w/ Car Seat Headrest
    % = w/ Foals

    Purchase Marauder and Interpol’s other releases on vinyl by heading here.