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Album Review

El Pintor is the fifth studio album from American rock band Interpol. This is the first release without founding bass player Carlos Dengler, with bass duties being covered by frontman Paul Banks. The album was self-produced and recorded at Electric Lady Studios and Atomic Sound in New York City and engineered by James Brown (Foo Fighters) and mixed by Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails). It also features guest artists Brandon Curtis of Secret Machines, Rob Moose of Bon Iver, and multi-instrumentalist Roger Joseph Manning, Jr.

Customer Reviews


An album for all seasons whether lazing on a sun kissed beach or curled up on a sofa on a rainy day. Each track contrasting artistically and emotively woven together by the musical genius that is Paul Banks. An album I will listen to again and again.


It's got to be good hasn't it? it's Interpol!


Great long player. It keeps getting better, long May this band continue


Formed: 1998 in New York, NY

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

One of the leading post-punk revivalists of the 2000s and 2010s, Interpol took their cues from Joy Division and the Chameleons, fashioning a darkly atmospheric sound helmed by intricate guitars and Paul Banks' somber baritone. The group also had a striking visual presence marked by the members' fondness for suits, which only strengthened their stately, British-influenced appeal. Nevertheless, the band remained rooted in America, where guitarist Daniel Kessler and drummer Greg Drudy first struck up...
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