Interpol, Precipitate EP

Raw, inspiring arrangements and memorable, unique methods of song development make Interpol's debut EP the finest release from an NYC band in some time. These songs are deceptively simple—in structure and instrumentation; repeated listens prove a satisfying way to discover this. The bizarre, near-brilliant lyrics are perfectly paced and quite unforgettable (‘You were like a cloud; you were just like a flower; then you were a lime; now our love is sour.’ from ‘Song Seven’). Though the sound tends toward dark most of the time, Interpol has a penchant for switching moods as many bands would switch an effect pedal. Impressive, to say the very least.


Andrew Womack is a founding editor of The Morning News. He is always working on the next installment of the Albums of the Year series at TMN. More by Andrew Womack

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