Album review: Marauder

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Interpol's latest album can be enjoyed by both new listeners and longtime fans. Photo courtesy of Matador Records.

Marauder by Interpol

For fans of: Joy Division, Pixies, Sonic Youth

Best time to listen: On long, contemplative midnight drives or plotting anti-corporate coups with a group of disenfranchised young men with whom you also run a soap business.

New York based post-punk band “Interpol’s” newest release, “Marauder,” comes on the heels of the 15th anniversary of the release of their seminal “Turn On The Bright Lights” album. For the uninitiated, either album is a great starting point, and for initiated, it’s a welcome return to form: the staccato rhythms, harmonized guitars, and heavy use of snare all sound like Interpol in their prime, albeit parsed down to a simple, haunting arrangement. Stand out tracks from the album include “The Rover and Party’s Over.” Get familiar with the band before their upcoming show at The Bomb Factory on Sept. 27; you don’t want to be the only kid still talking about “Antics,” do you?

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