Photos: Interpol Live on KCRW

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Interpol's Daniel Kessler, Paul Banks and Sam Fogarino by Jeremiah Garcia
Interpol's Daniel Kessler, Paul Banks and Sam Fogarino by Jeremiah Garcia

KCRW hosted an intimate, private performance with Interpol last night at producer Bob Clearmountain’s Berkeley Street Studios, in advance of the release of their self-titled studio album TODAY. It’s their fourth release and you can stream it in its entirety online at KCRW.com as part of our Album Preview series. The performance, and an interview, will air this Thursday, September 9 on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am PST.

Dave Pajo vertical by Jeremiah Garcia
Dave Pajo by Jeremiah Garcia

Watching the NYC indie rockers play in front of a crowd of 150 people – just 10 days before they go on tour with U2 — was incredibly special and truly highlighted their level of musicianship. They seemed to really enjoy playing the new songs and this was the first time many of us have seen the newest incarnation of the band, with Carlos D departing and Dave Pajo (Slint, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Brandon Curtis (Secret Machines) joining the fold on bass and keyboards, respectively.

Alongside new standouts like “Barricade” and the epic “Lights,” they threw in a couple old favorites like “NYC” and “Evil,” with the devoted fans up front singing every word along with them.

Here’s the full set list and check out the photos below:

Interpol at Berkeley Street Studios for KCRW

Set One:

Success > Summer Well > Narc > Lights >

Interview with KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley

Set Two:

Try It On > Barricade > NYC >  Evil

Interpol full band by Jeremiah Garcia
Interpol full band by Jeremiah Garcia
Paul Banks eyes closed by Jeremiah Garcia
Paul Banks by Jeremiah Garcia
Daniel Kessler vertical by Jeremiah Garcia
Daniel Kessler by Jeremiah Garcia
Paul & Sam vertical by Jeremiah Garcia
Paul Banks and Sam Fogarino by Jeremiah Garcia

Sam Fogarino by Jeremiah Garcia
Sam Fogarino by Jeremiah Garcia
Interpol crowd
Interpol crowd by Jeremiah Garcia
Interpol with Jason backstage by Jeremiah Garcia
Interpol with Jason backstage by Jeremiah Garcia