A Fine Mess (12")

 
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Interpol
A Fine Mess (12")

[ Matador / 12in ]

Release Date: Friday 17 May 2019

Recorded during time spent in upstate New York with Dave Fridmann, the five songs that make up 'A Fine Mess' gradually emerged as a body of work with a narrative and flow unto itself. The previously released title track, "Fine Mess", then received further production from Kaines & Tom A.D. and mixing from Claudius Mittendorfer, who had first worked with Interpol as engineer on 'Our Love To Admire'. The resulting set is a living, breathing postcard from the band to their fans as they tour the world throughout 2019, and a linear continuation of the visceral and contagious energy set loose with 'Marauder'.

Echoing its title, the artwork for A Fine Mess is illustrated by a series of lost images, recovered from an abandoned police station in Detroit, MI. In a crumbling evidence room - amongst the rubble - an undeveloped roll of film, dated "1-20-96," featured latent images of a breaking-and-entering scene, the rooms in chaos. From the beguiling refrain of the title track, to the soulful topsy-turvy of "No Big Deal", cathartic chorus of long sought-after live favourite "Real Life", anthemic swell of "The Weekend", and angular shades of 'Thrones", A Fine Mess is a bracing and distinct addition to Interpol's oeuvre.

Tracks:

1. Fine Mess
2. No Big Deal
3. Real Life
4. The Weekend
5. Thrones

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