Well, she was my catatonic sex toy...
While I am very excited about going to England in approximately a week I am also very excited about something else. Interpol will release their second full length, Antics, on September 27. Turn on the Bright Lights, while only a few years old now, is up on my list of all time favorite albums. I am currently wearing my Interpol t-shirt for the second consecutive day and I'm listening to Stella was a Diver and She was Always Down at the moment, quite dorky I know. I have listening to that album probably more than any other in the last 2 years.
In addition to the music being a blackish-gray conglomeration of post-punk with a slight goth tinge, the style and physical appearance of the band is amazing. I used to think The Strokes were the coolest for awhile until I started getting into Interpol. I still like The Strokes a lot, but Interpol was just more enigmatic and aloof. They can always been seen in the most stylish European style suits and clothes on stage. I really think inspired a lot of current bands. I know most of what Interpol did was a renaissance of early 80's but it was just the right time for it. Interpol was really what prompted me to dig much deeper into the music of the late 70's and early 80's post punk.
I found a site that actually has the lyrics to all the songs on Antics. I'm curious as to where they got them. I'm really anxious to hear what the album sounds like. I think its going to be very hard for it to compare to Turn on the Bright Lights. Hopefully they can come through like The Strokes with a very respectable follow up to their highly successful debut. Both bands were extremely influential for me to get into music as much as I have in the last 3 years.
The clock is set for nine
But you know you're gonna make it eight
So that you two can take some time
Teach each other to reciprocate