Following last week’s lead single “Toni”, Interpol continue cutting the first turf of their forthcoming album The Other Side of Make-Believe with the release of “Something Changed”. They share the anticipated conclusion to the short film directed by Van Alpert in tandem. We have all been waiting to see what happens to that orange, haven’t we?
On the song, Paul Banks notes: “In “Something Changed,” part 2 of our short film with Van Alpert, reality and reverie converge and our two lead characters find themselves in a kind of dream state – being pursued inexorably by an ominous figure (played by myself.) The lives of the three are intertwined in a nebula of fear, retribution, desire, and defiance. Who will receive their just deserts? Stay tuned and find out!!!”
“Something Changed” offers a glimpse of Interpol’s more cold and atmospheric side, with Banks immediately admitting “I waited through shame for this.” Interpol maintain the iciness through the track, not kicking into higher gear but instead lapsing back into the piano-led eeriness, accentuating Banks’ shamed isolation. Heading towards the finale, Interpol insert a rousing repetition building from deep – is Banks lifting himself out of the gutter? Is he turning to some murderous intent? All interpretations are valid.
Interpol are kicking off their worldwide tour late this month in North America, with nearly nightly shows including the Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles and City Palacio De Los Deportes arena in Mexico City. June European dates include Primavera Sound, the Roundhouse in London, Paris Salle Pleyel June 18 and Pink Pop.
The full dates are:
Apr 25 Dallas TX, US The Factory in Deep Ellum Apr 26 Austin TX, US Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater Apr 28 Tempe AZ, US Marquee Theatre Apr 29 San Diego CA, US Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU Apr 30 Berkeley CA, US Greek Theatre May 2 Salt Lake City UT, US Union Event Center (The Union) May 3 Denver CO, US Mission Ballroom May 5 St. Paul MN, US Palace Theatre May 6 Chicago IL, US Aragon Ballroom May 7 Detroit MI, US The Fillmore May 8 Cleveland OH, US Agora Theatre & Ballroom May 10 Washington DC, US The Anthem May 11 Boston MA, US Roadrunner May 13 Philadelphia PA, US The Met Philadelphia May 14 Brooklyn NY, US Kings Theatre May 15 Brooklyn NY, US Kings Theatre May 21 Pasadena CA, US Just Like Heaven Festival May 28 Mexico City, MX Palacio de los Deportes
Jun 8 Barcelona ES, Sala Apolo Jun 9 Barcelona, ES Primavera Sound Festival Jun 11 Porto, PT Primavera Sound Festival Jun 12 Berlin, GE Tempelhof Sounds Festival Jun 14 London, UK The Roundhouse Jun 15 London, UK The Roundhouse Jun 16 Brussels, BE Ancienne Belgique (AB) Jun 18 Paris, FR Salle Pleyel Jun 19 Landgraaf, NE Pinkpop Festival
Aug 25 Asbury Park NJ, US Stone Pony Summer Stage Aug 26 Toronto ON, CA Budweiser Stage Aug 27 Portland ME, US Thompson’s Point Aug 28 Providence RI, US Bold Point Pavilion Aug 30 Columbus OH, US KEMBA Live! Outdoor Sep 1 Cincinnati OH, US Andrew J. Brady Music Center Sep 2 Atlanta GA, US The Eastern Sep 3 Asheville NC, US Rabbit Rabbit Sep 6 Pittsburgh PA, US Stage AE Outdoors Sep 8 Indianapolis IN, US TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park Sep 9 St Louis MO, US Stifel Theatre Sep 10 Oklahoma City OK, US The Criterion Sep 13 Las Vegas NV, US The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Sep 14 Paso Robles CA, US Vina Robles Amphitheatre Sep 16 Seattle WA, US Paramount Theatre Sep 17 Portland OR, US Pioneer Courthouse Square Sep 18 Portland OR, US Pioneer Courthouse Square