Antics





A funny thing has happened to Interpol since the release of 2002's Turn on the Bright Lights. Initially compared relentlessly to Joy Division and the Chameleons, Interpol's dark new wave ushered in a movement that put NYC back on the map and now has dozens of imitators. (See a show in Brooklyn on any given night) Antics helps the band re-claim the mopey, jerky post-punk sound for themselves. Bookended by two long, slow tracks, Antics is largely a dance record, slightly more upbeat in tempo and lyrical content. Album opener "Next Exit" is single material, though it's doubtful you'll hear it on the radio due to an uncharacteristic load of S-bombs. Lead single "Slow Hands" may get the attention of modern rock music directors and indie club DJs, but it's "C'mere", "Not Even Jail" and "Evil" that stand out as three songs most likely to appear on Interpol's best-of CD in 2011. Antics may not stir up a frenzy like that in '02, but they've clinched their status as a modern rock heavyweight and reliable purveyors of a now much-imitated style. A Fall tour will definitely show all who are the real deal.

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