Tuesday, July 13, 2010

NEW Interpol, Panda Bear, and The Walkmen Singles Online

A couple of new singles have popped up in the last few days from forthcoming albums. Of note are the new Walkmen, Interpol, and Panda Bear singles.


Interpol, after their not so inspired third album, Our Love to Admire, has returned to Matador to release their fourth album. The single “Barricade,” is the second release from their forthcoming self-titled album that will be released on September 7th.

If you’re a little wary about Interpol’s latest endeavor, feel free to hop over to 130 BPM and stream their single. You are not alone if you had grown increasingly skeptical as their hair cuts got sleeker, production budgets shot through the roof, and their suits just got too damn shiny. However, take solace in remembering how amazing Turn on the Bright Lights was and the potential for a return to their former glory. I’m withholding judgment for now, so I’ll let you decide for yourself.

Also, if you haven’t checked it out, Interpol released the video to their first single “Lights” which looks like an extended couture fashion/art piece for Comme des garcons. It’s really frickin creepy as this woman, impeccably clad in sleek clothing, gets her pheromones harvested by two other equally stylish women, while they writhe in an ultra-sleek minimalist laboratory. So interesting, that I can’t even remember what the song sounded like.


In other news, a high quality version of Panda Bear’s new single “Tomboy/Slow Motion” is floating around the net. The good folks at Pitchfork have it streaming on their site now, so hop over to check that out. This single is off their upcoming album Paw Tracks that is due out this fall.


Finally to round things out, The Walkmen have their new single, “Stranded,” streaming at NPR. This track is off, Lisbon, which is expected on September 14th. With Stranded, they’ve added an impressive New Orleans style brass band that offers the perfect backdrop to Hamilton Leithauser’s mournful voice.

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