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Interpol | Everything Is Wrong

'Everything Is Wrong' seems to come from a kind of older, wiser person telling someone they can pull through, looking at despair with a bit of distance.

PB: I was aware when I had that lyric, I was like, “Am I really going to do this? Am I really going to have a song called ‘Everything Is Wrong’?” But, and I think this has been the case in our whole catalogue, where I honestly believe that as an artist, in order to highlight the positive, you can sort of focus on the negative. Because it automatically implies the inverse…

So I feel like there’s a very positive gesture or impulse behind doing things that are a little bit dark or negative. Not to try and make anybody feel down, but to try and come up against what you’re saying and rebound. I mean, I don’t agree that everything is wrong. I can think of a bunch of shit that isn’t wrong. I’m not with you on that. That’s sort of the idea.

And then it’s also just the way everybody feels sometimes. You face the world, it’s fucked up. It really is, it’s falling apart. I feel like you can have moments, especially in the States, with all the NSA shit, Germany saying: “You guys are monitoring our parliament?” It’s really dystopian. You get crazy storms. Russia’s going crazy, maybe there’s going to be a war, maybe all the bees will all die, or the dolphins. It’s a bit much. So it’s not so much a message of, “Everything is wrong so let’s fucking quit it”, it’s almost, in a very weird way, quite empowering.

The mood on this album is a lot lighter than past ones, full stop. The formula, if you ask me, across the spectrum, is broken hope to complete resignation in different flavors and effects across all albums, lyrically, instrumentally, with one song being a sort of tonal curveball (Obstacle 2, Who D’You Think, C’mere, Try It On, Breaker 1). I don’t think this is ever the plan, it just seems to turn out that way for me. El Pintor is a highlight, a high note for the band keeps the tempo up even if the spirit is dying to rise in every register.

Through My Blue Supreme, whose low swell, driving sort of force would be revisited double on Tidal Wave — fittingly — as it ties — fittingly — into the ocean creeping in/out crescendo of Twice As Hard, there’s a momentum that says morale is certainly soaring for a band that needed a bit of a reboot, a bit of a rearrangement. Twice As Hard is the sustain that decays gracefully, but before that, Everything Is Wrong is where Paul Banks is most “soulful,” you can hear him ask himself, confirming his next “coming down” query on the humid, atmospheric float of Ancient Ways, where attentions are turned to the stations on the street, from the roof tops from which one can see the beach. 

So that makes Everything Is Wrong is the peak of Interpol’s refined attack, found first in All The Rage Back Home, found second in the live version of Anywhere, and third on the album version: where the rushing edge is leashed back a bit for something more midtempo, but still has its face against the wake. The ramp to EIW’s chorus is short and when it hits, it feels like the closest they’ve come to windsurfing as a band. Alan Moulder and James Brown definitely aid in bringing the fidelity of the record to new heights, giving ample space for Banks’ falsetto-sailing trulies in what is probably the most uplifting song they’ve written.

Everything is wrong, / wrong, / everything is wrong. / All we have is time, / but my heart is going numb. / It’s taking a part of both of us, / and nobody likes to wake. / Everything is wrong, / truly wrong, / everything is wrong. // Everything is wrong. / Truly, yeah. / Truly. // Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on… 

alivesoul:

Eleanor Bumpurs
Eleanor Bumpurs was one of the first victims of Police Brutality I can remember. My family was living in the Bronx at the time near her housing projects. Her killing was the talk of the neighborhood for years. In 1984, NYPD tried to evict her because she was four months behind on her rent of $98.65, she resisted, and was summarily shot twice with a 12 gauge shotgun.
Ms. Bumpurs was failed by the city in every way imaginable. She was failed by a social services system that could have granted her rental assistance but did not. She was failed by the mental health community which should have treated her mental illness properly but did not. And she was failed by a police force that was well aware of her conditions, knew she was a senior citizen and chose to barge into her apartment with a shotgun and riot shields.
No one was convicted of killing Ms. Bumpurs. A few people lost jobs but by the time Rudolph Giuliani took office as mayor her death was a distant memory.
I’ve been thinking about Ms. Bumpurs a great deal the last few days.
I wonder what her family thinks about the events of the day. I wonder what they would say about the killing of young black men and women like Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Ramarley Graham, Sean Bell, Mike Brown, Eric Garner and so many others. I cannot say for sure, but if I had a guess, it would be that not much has changed since the murder of Ms. Bumpurs…not much at all.
RIP Ms. Eleanor Bumpers

alivesoul:

Eleanor Bumpurs

Eleanor Bumpurs was one of the first victims of Police Brutality I can remember. My family was living in the Bronx at the time near her housing projects. Her killing was the talk of the neighborhood for years. In 1984, NYPD tried to evict her because she was four months behind on her rent of $98.65, she resisted, and was summarily shot twice with a 12 gauge shotgun.

Ms. Bumpurs was failed by the city in every way imaginable. She was failed by a social services system that could have granted her rental assistance but did not. She was failed by the mental health community which should have treated her mental illness properly but did not. And she was failed by a police force that was well aware of her conditions, knew she was a senior citizen and chose to barge into her apartment with a shotgun and riot shields.

No one was convicted of killing Ms. Bumpurs. A few people lost jobs but by the time Rudolph Giuliani took office as mayor her death was a distant memory.

I’ve been thinking about Ms. Bumpurs a great deal the last few days.

I wonder what her family thinks about the events of the day. I wonder what they would say about the killing of young black men and women like Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Ramarley Graham, Sean Bell, Mike Brown, Eric Garner and so many others. I cannot say for sure, but if I had a guess, it would be that not much has changed since the murder of Ms. Bumpurs…not much at all.

RIP Ms. Eleanor Bumpers

BREAKING: PURORESU WRESTLER TOMOHIRO ISHII SLEEPS IN HYPERBARIC CHAMBER TO KEEP CHOPS FRESH AND STIFF

BREAKING: PURORESU WRESTLER TOMOHIRO ISHII SLEEPS IN HYPERBARIC CHAMBER TO KEEP CHOPS FRESH AND STIFF

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pear-fairy-funassyi:

Funassyi

Fuck the ancient ways — / they are / heretofore / show no claim.

Oh yeah, I had brussel sprouts today. They were boiled, so they were easy to chew through, and seasoned pretty well. They really are bite-sized cabbages. 

javieramena:

#lajoya

feedbackfuck:

they never replied back to my email

laptop guitar

feedbackfuck:

they never replied back to my email

laptop guitar

wugh

mikeystrike:

Mio Shirai

mikeystrike:

Mio Shirai

(Source: twitter.com)

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realphilistine:

Send me your SPOOKY/HALLOWEEN art (anything that can be printed in b&w) by OCTOBER 1st so I can put it in a big zine.

realphilistine:

Send me your SPOOKY/HALLOWEEN art (anything that can be printed in b&w) by OCTOBER 1st so I can put it in a big zine.

First Listen: Interpol, 'El Pintor'

songs I am feeling right now

  • All The Rage Back Home
  • Anywhere — but I despise that it’s two beats less faster than the live  version
  • My Blue Supreme
  • Ancient Ways
  • Tidal Wave
  • TWICE AS HARD for best last Interpol song and one of their best period.

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