[su_quote cite=”Paul Banks, Interpol”]I like to describe the video for ‘The Rover’ as a prequel. It’s the origin story of the character described in the song, the birth of a cult leader. When we meet him he is partly unhinged. He’s a man on the verge, an artist subjected to great pressures, and beset with existential frustrations. A distracted hipster who enjoys psychedelics, let’s say.

The events that take place in Mexico City, be it a bump on the head, a visit to a shaman, or the influence of his rescuers (the street gang known as ‘Los Locos’) trigger the birth – the eruption – of this new figure, ‘The Rover.’ His rescuers become his first followers.

In the end of the video he exacts his ‘revenge’ on Interpol with a mischievous act of disruption during the press conference. He grabs me by the head – to save me? Forgive me? Or simply as a gesture of his new independence – the butterfly becoming.[/su_quote]


One of the best bands in the indie scene are back with new music and there’s no need for introductions because we all know them already, they are Interpol. The talented ensemble once amazes the world with unique sounds that remain true to the passion, the surrealism and the raw energy of the rock genre. They give us a small dose of what their upcoming album will be about, and that sweet nectar comes in the form of the sounds and the visuals of “The Rover”. The band once more allow us too see and hear that they are light years away from many up and coming band, not only because of their experience but also because they truly personify catching lightning in a bottle for they are that wanted and needed joy.

It might be the bias in me as a fan, but you’ve got to admit that the band delivers not only with their soundscapes but their visuals. Once more they provide us with something worthy of being called cinematic experience and even turned into a short film. They are back and they are ready to turn you and all who are unaware of their greatness into fans. Enjoy!

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