Interpol launch record in LA with eclectic DJ set

Paul and Sam spin tunes for an enthusiastic crowd

Interpol marked the release of their new album, ‘Our Love To Admire’ with an eclectic DJ set at the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History last night (July 13).

Singer Paul Banks and drummer Sam Fogarino spun a diverse mix of soul, rock, hip-hop and funk for the enthusiastic capacity crowd at the unique venue.

Hundreds of fans were turned away from the exclusive Filter Magazine Presents The Interpol Record Release Party, where the New York band’s rumoured live performance never materialised.

Fogarino looked sharp in a dark jacket, red shirt and tie, while Banks was casual in a blue buttoned-down shirt and baseball cap embroidered with the words ‘I Love Jesus’.

At one point, technical difficulties threatened to mar the evening, but Banks and Fogarino were able to set things right by toying with the mixer and were soon back up and running.

Interpol are set to kick off a US tour in support of the new album on July 19. They’re also scheduled to play several UK and European festivals later this summer including The Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals, as previously reported.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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