Photos: Interpol at Mack Sennett Studios

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By Ethan Shvartzman
By Ethan Shvartzman

Interpol are back with one of their best albums yet and, even better, they seem to be having a REALLY good time playing it.

They were all smiles backstage last night after they debuted half of their new album — and some fan favorites –for a worldwide audience in a webcast presented by KCRW and NPR Music.

by Ethan Shwartzman
by Ethan Shwartzman

They ruled the Main Stage at LA’s FYF Fest over the weekend (the crowd was pretty much as far back as it could go!) and then switched gears to play this intimate show at Mack Sennett Studios for a rapturous audience.

They kicked off their set with “Say Hello to the Angels” from their debut “Turn on the Bright Lights”.

It’s crazy to think that album is over a decade old, but the new material is as fresh as ever, particularly the single “All the Rage Back Home”, which closed the show. It was a fitting full circle in a set that also included catalogue highlights like “Evil” and “C’Mere”.

El Pintor” is streaming in full now at and is out on Matador Records on September 9. If you missed last night’s webcast, we’ll be broadcasting part of the performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic THIS Friday, August 29!

Set list below.


Interpol Live at Mack Sennett Studio Presented by KCRW — Set List

Say Hello to the Angels
Hands Away
*Breaker 1
Length of Love
*My Desire
Not Even Jail
*Same Town, New Story
Take You On a Cruise
*All the Rage Back Home


Paul Banks — Vocals
Daniel Kessler — Guitar
Sam Fogarino — Drums
Brad Truax — Bass
Brandon Curtis — Keys


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by Ethan Shwartzman
by Ethan Shwartzman
Interpol with Host Jason Bentley
Interpol with Host Jason Bentley