When the time comes for films to be set in the distant early-’00s (some might argue that time is now), music supervisors could do worse than toss an Interpol song on the soundtrack to quickly identify the bygone era. 2002’s Turn On The Bright Lights, with songs like “Obstacle 1” and “PDA”, served as a heady, moody introduction to the glowering New York City post-punk outfit, while 2004’s Antics solidified Interpol’s status as one of the era’s best bands. Things cooled down a bit after two so-so follow-up albums, and in 2011, the group announced it was going on hiatus. Now, three years later, Interpol is set to make a well-deserved comeback with a new album, El Pintor, set for release September 8.
Soon after that album’s release, Interpol will make a well-deserved return to Milwaukee, too. The group is scheduled to play the Pabst Theater Saturday, November 15. Florida’s Hundred Waters will open the show. General admission tickets are $29.50, and go on sale Friday, July 18.