Interpol have announced the release of The Other Side of Make-Believe, their seventh studio album. Today's announcement is accompanied by new song "Toni." The band worked with director Van Alpert on the dance-themed "Toni" video, which you can see below. The Other Side of Make-Believe is due July 15 via Matador.
The Other Side of Make-Believe was recorded in London with producer Flood and Alan Moulder. Writing began during the early days of the pandemic with each of the three band mates working individually as they quarantined in different parts of the world. In a statement frontman Paul Banks says the end result may surprise people. "I could focus on how fucked everything is, but I feel now is the time when being hopeful is necessary, and a still-believable emotion within what makes Interpol Interpol."
Interpol's most recent album, Marauders, was released in 2018. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the band's debut Turn on the Bright Lights. In 2020 Banks shared a Muzz album alongside bandmates Matt Barrick of The Walkmen and Josh Kaufman.
Interpol are on tour across North America, kicking off later this month with a date in Dallas. Check out their schedule below.
25.4 – Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum
26.4 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
28.4 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
29.4 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
30.4 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
2.5 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union
3.5 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
5.5 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
6.5 – Chicago, IL @ Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
7.5 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
8.5 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
10.5 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
11.5 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner
13.5 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
14.5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
15.5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
21.5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl, Pasadena – Just Like Heaven
28.5 – Mexico City, MEX @ Palacio De Los Deportes