About five years ago, Interpol's debut album Turn on the Bright Lights became one of the few albums ever to receive a 10.0 rating from Pitchfork. (I know. Who gives a shit? But still.) The thing is, I think they were giving out more 10s (and more 0s) back in those days, and I remember liking Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and that Trail of Dead album more than Turn on the Bright Lights. And it's kinda meh follow-up, 2004's Antics, seemed to confirm that Interpol may have been a bit overhyped to begin with.
Their third album and major label debut Our Love to Admire will be released this July, and a shitty radio rip of its first single "The Heinrich Maneuver" (nullus?) hit the Internets just now. Having heard it a few times, I like it, but I'm not crazy about it. It's not altogether different from "Slow Hands," the lead single from the last album, which I did enjoy quite a bit, but this isn't nearly as good a song as that was. And I'm not even sure if it was as good as half the shit on Turn on the Bright Lights.
Stream "The Heinrich Maneuver."