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Written by Lisa Lippitt   
Friday, 20 August 2010 15:04

Voice of Authority: Interpol Arrests House of Blues Rather than relying on an old standard track as an opener as so many bands do, last night at Orlando’s House of Blues Interpol started with a track from their forthcoming album aptly titled Interpol. This is easily one of the rawest, most authentic bands I’ve seen in longer than I can remember.

This band deftly ripped through nearly an hour and half of both old favorite tracks like “Rest My Chemistry”, “Evil”, “Obstacle 1”, “Narc”, “ PDA”,  “Wrecking Ball” and “The Heinrich Maneuver” while throwing in a balanced mix of forthcoming tracks, most notably “Barricade” and “Lights”.

In addition to an air-tight show, their encore consisted of four tracks including NYC” and “Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down” and ended with “Slow Hands”, which was anything but slow.  This show was brass knuckles without the anger:  strong, fervent, and a complete blow to the senses.

Fronted by the almost otherworldly deep-throated crooning of skinny, blonde Paul Banks and energized by the English import Daniel Kessler and drummer Sam Fogarino, Interpol didn't let up. Supported by newcomers Dave Pajo and Brandon Curtis, they were straightforward, professional, and didn’t spend time jerking around with lame introductions of band members or blowing smoke up the audience’s ass about how they’re the best audience ever.  They came, they played, they kicked ass.  An occasional polite “thank you” and a “take care.  Thank you.  We’ve been Interpol.  Good night.” was a solid end to an incredibly solid show.  Other bands take note:  shut up and play.

As for the opening band Twin Tigers, someone please issue a DNR.

 

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 August 2010 21:23
 

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