In This Week's Print Music Section: Interpol, Mumiy Troll, and More
photo by Michael Muller
Don't like ink smudges? Didn't feel like battling an insulation-needing bum for a print edition of our humble newspaper? Birdcage in desperate need of liner? No worries, Crossfade's got you covered. Our print music coverage, home of weekly features more in-depth than most of the posts on this blog, is also conveniently available online. Here's what you can check out this week, either around town for free in a "real" copy, or here on the Interwebs.
*A feature on Interpol, by the intrepid New Times Broward-Palm Beach music editor Reed Fischer
The New York indie titans play the Fillmore Miami Beach on Saturday, and we've got the scoop on the band's upcoming fourth, self-titled album. (Oh, and by now we all know drummer Sam Fogarino is a South Florida guy -- so that gets discussed a little, too.) Yes, there's talk of how Interpol's hearts would go on after the departure of longtime bassist Carlos D:
Interpol had consisted of the same four gents for the past ten years (Greg Drudy was the drummer before Fogarino joined in 2000), so it proved to be a much larger challenge to handle Dengler's resignation after the recording of the new album, due out in September. "We were wondering, 'Do we just bury it now?'" Banks says. "We had to go promote the record. We're all aware that [Carlos is] an iconic presence on the stage and in person."
Mumiy Troll is one of the biggest rock bands in Russia -- and now, after years of ruling the Eastern bloc, their sights are set on conquering the United States, language and cultural barriers be damned! The Troll wants to unite the world through the common language of rock and roll, and the band plays two gigs in South Beach this week. A sample:
In fact, in Mumiy Troll's hometown, the remote eastern Russia naval port of Vladivostok, the band was once dubbed "socially dangerous" by the local Communist Party. "Back in the Soviet Union time, I would say rock music was not really welcome, to put it the polite way!" Lagutenko recalls before letting out one of his frequent laughs. "If you were brave enough to start to play music differently to what they would show on TV, instantly you became a rebel. I never really had any antigovernment lyrics, but I guess they were afraid of tricky lyrics about fashion or boys on the beach, even more than antigovernment propaganda!"
*Finally, we've got some quick-hit show previews on our Live Wire print page.
Here's where we tell you why should check out the following shows this week:
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