In the late 90s, Interpol emerged as one of the American indie-rock scene’s most exciting and inventive new bands. The New York outfit’s artfully layered sound drew comparisons to a multitude of notable post-punk combos, but Interpol’s cutting-edge sound was wholly its own. That’s the case with 2007’s Our Love to Admire, the band’s third album as well as its first major-label release and one of the group’s biggest selling albums.
With the full participation of the band members, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Our Love to Admire, UMe will release three special expanded-edition reissues of this beloved classic: a two-LP vinyl set, a double LP with bonus DVD, and a CD/DVD set on August 18, 2017. The LP and CD will debut a sparkling new edition of the original album, remastered for this release by Gavin Lurssen with all of its original packaging intact. Additionally, the LP editions will be available in a limited colored vinyl version exclusively through The Sound Of Vinyl, as well as standard black vinyl.
The bonus DVD captures the band’s 12-song performance at the London Astoria on July 2, 2007, marking the first time that these performances will be available in the U.S. The DVD includes live versions of several songs from Our Love to Admire, along with such earlier Interpol favorites as “Narc,” “Obstacle 1,” “Public Pervert,” “Evil” and “NYC.”
Interpol formed in the late 1990s and quickly established a dense, intoxicating sound featuring layers of guitar, bass and synthesizers. The band came up through the vibrant New York scene, alongside such notable contemporaries as the Strokes and the National, but gained crucial early attention in Britain, where they recorded a prestigious live session for legendary BBC DJ John Peel.
Our Love to Admire marked a critical and commercial breakthrough for the band. Recorded at New York’s Electric Lady and the Magic Shop studios with producer Rich Costey (Muse, Death Cab for Cutie), the album boasts an expansive, cinematic sound that drove home such notable songs as “The Heinrich Maneuver,” “Pioneer to the Falls,” “No I In Threesome,” “Mammoth” and “Rest My Chemistry.”
Upon its release, Our Love to Admire debuted in the Top Five in both the U.S. and the U.K. Uncut described the album as “a majestic, grandiose, machine-tooled album, subtly orchestrated with gothic pianos and doomy organs.” Billboard noted that the band “retains its flair for dramatic images and ominous guitar lines… with producer/mixer Rich Costey onboard, these signatures uncoil into more complex soundscapes.”
In the years since its original release, Our Love to Admire has remained a cornerstone of Interpol’s body of work, and continues to stand as one of the key albums of the musical era in which it was created. Now, with these distinctive 10th anniversary editions, this modern classic shines more brightly than ever.
This year Interpol will also celebrate the 15th Anniversary of their debut album Turn On The Bright Lights by playing the record in its entirety.
Turn On The Bright Lights Tour Dates:
August 9 – Prague, CZ – Lucerna Music Bar
August 10 – Vienna, AT – Arena
August 12 – Buftea, RO – Summer Well Festival
August 13 – Belgrade, RS – Belgrade Fortress
August 15 – Budapest, HU – Sziget Festival
August 16 – Munich, DE – Muffathalle
August 19 – Luxembourg, LU – Den Atelier
August 20 – St. Malo, FR – La Route Du Rock
August 22 – Asolo, IT – AMA Music Festival
August 23 – Milan, IT – Carroponte
August 25 – Zurich, CH – Zurich Open Air Festival
August 27 – Copenhagen, DK – The Koncerthuset
August 29 – Tilburg, NL – 013
August 30 – Groningen, NL – Oosterpoort
September 1 – London, UK – Alexandra Palace
September 3 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
September 5 – Paris, FR – Le Trianon
September 9 – Madrid, ES – DCode Festival
September 23 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium *
September 30 – Los Angeles, CA – LA State Historic Park *
October 17 & 18 – Mexico City, MX – Pepsi Center WTC
* denotes w/ Deerhunter and Battles
Featured image by Drew Reynolds.
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