El Pintor is the fifth studio album by the American rock band Interpol. It was released by Matador Records on September 8, 2014 internationally and on September 9, 2014 in North America.
El Pintor is the fifth studio album by Interpol. It was released on September 9, 2014 in North America on Matador Records. The album title, which means the painter in Spanish, is an anagram of Interpol. It is the band’s first album without bassist Carlos Dengler, who departed the band after the self-titled release in 2010. The role of bass was taken over by frontman Paul Banks, and the album features guest appearances by Brandon Curtis of The Secret Machines, Jellyfish’s Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. and Rob Moose of Bon Iver.
El Pintor is Interpol's shortest album, and its music is the closest to the ideal form of the band's sound: Kessler's guitar swings between prodding, angular lines and dreamy washes; Fogarino provides crisp punctuation; and Banks' tative baritone gives more form to abstract lyrics such as "There is a slope like an appetite" (Banks also steps in for. Dengler, and does an able, if slightly less distinctive, job). Throughout the album, the trio, joined by Secret Machines' Brandon Curtis, delivers archetypal examples of many of its sounds.
Interpol's debut album Turn on the Bright Lights (2002) was critically acclaimed, making it to tenth position on the NME's list of top albums in 2002 and number one on Pitchfork Media's Top 50 Albums of 2002. Subsequent records Antics (2004) and Our Love to Admire (2007) brought greater critical and commercial success. The band released its fourth, self-titled album on September 7, 2010. They went on hiatus from 2011 through 2012 while they focused on other projects. Their fifth studio album El Pintor was released on September 9, 2014
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With El Pintor, Interpol delivered a refreshing, yet familiar album that impresses right with at the first listen. With an opener like All TheWith El Pintor, Interpol delivered a refreshing, yet familiar album that impresses right with at the first listen. With an opener like All The Rage Back Home, this album clearly shows a band that is comfortable with itself and sounds better than ever. If hearing it isn't enough, you can watch the making of video (it's on YouTube) to see what I mean. The album doesn't even sound like ToTBL. It kind of sounds like the album that should have been released between Antics and OLTA. I might be one of the few Interpol fans that think that Antics is better than ToTBL, and as a fan of the band I think El Pintor is at the same level of those two records. 4 of 4 users found this helpful.
Obviously this Album is a progression from the Interpol in 2002. Nevertheless this album is a fantastic return to form for this band. There are many features of the music which have changed in character, but have not necessarily diminished in terms of musicianship. So I took another try with El Pintor, it still sounds different, due to the lack of powerful and unique basslines. But if you love Interpol as I do, you'll be cool with this album, but it's not their best work in my opinion. TOTBL and Antics are their Masterpieces, that will probably not be reached anytime soon. You can't find a bassist like Carlos D used to be, unfortunately
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|1||All The Rage Back Home||4:22|
|4||Same Town, New Story||4:09|
|5||My Blue Supreme||3:09|
|6||Everything Is Wrong||3:32|
Keyboards – Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
|10||Twice As Hard
Violin, Viola – Rob Moose
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Soft Limit Records
- Copyright (c) – Soft Limit Records
- Published By – Copyright Control
- Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios
- Recorded At – Atomic Sound, New York, NY
- Produced At – India's Beach House
- Mixed At – Assault And Battery Studios
- Mastered At – Sterling Sound
- Pressed By – EDC, Germany – 53583741
- Artwork – Graphictherapy NYC*
- Engineer [At Atomic Sound] – Dakota Bowman
- Engineer [At Electric Lady Studios] – Phil Joly
- Keyboards – Brandon Curtis (tracks: 1 to 8, 10)
- Management – James Sandom, Phil Costello
- Management [For] – Red Light*
- Mastered By – Greg Calbi
- Mixed By – Alan Moulder
- Mixed By [Mix Assistant] – Caesar Edmunds
- Mixed By [Mix Engineer] – John Catlin
- Performer [Interpol] – Daniel Kessler, Paul Banks , Samuel Fogarino
- Piano – Daniel Kessler
- Recorded By – James Brown
- Written-By, Producer – Interpol
NotesInterpol is Daniel Kessler, Paul Banks, Samuel Fogarino.
Drums and bass recorded at Electric Lady Studios NYC
Guitars, keybords, strings ans vocals recorded at Atomic Sound NYC
Additional vocal production at India's Beach House, Barqueta, Chiriqui.
Mixed at Assault & Battery Studios London
Mastered at Sterling Sound NYC
All songs by Interpol ©2014, Copyright Control (BMI)
℗ & © 2014 Soft Limit Records
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5 414939 741821
- Barcode (Scanned): 5414939741821
- Matrix / Runout: 00095 53583 739 01 * 53583741
- Matrix / Runout (Mould): B
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI LV26
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 0135
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