My Favorite Songs: Leif Erikson, Obstacle 2, C'Mere, Take You On a Cruise, The Specialist
I first heard of Interpol a few years ago when I fell in love their song "The Specialist" while watching season 1 of The O.C. For a long time, that's as far as I got. Eventually, I stumbled upon the entire Turn On The Bright Lights album and instantly knew that fate wanted us to be united. It was a euphoric discovery that quickly led to Interpol becoming one of my favorite bands.
I can't deny their eery resemblance to the iconic Joy Division—as everyone is always so eager to point out—but I do believe they ultimately shine in their own light. Interpol's grungy post punk revival sound and bizarre lyrics have established them a loyal fan base for over 10 years and it's not too late to join in.
The group's first two albums are notably superior to the latter two, but still enjoyable nonetheless. I can not wait to see how their sound evolves in the rumored upcoming fifth album. Fingers and toes crossed for some news on the subject soon and also a new U.S. tour.