Recorded during time spent in upstate New York with Dave Fridmann, the five songs that make up A Fine Mess gradually emerged as a body of work with a narrative and flow unto itself. The title track then received further production from Kaines & Tom A.D. and mixing from Claudius Mittendorfer, who had first worked with Interpol as engineer on Our Love to Admire. The resulting set is a living, breathing postcard from the band to their fans as they tour the world throughout 2019, and a linear continuation of the visceral and contagious energy set loose with Marauder.
From the beguiling refrain of the title track, to the soulful topsy-turvy of No Big Deal, cathartic chorus of long sought-after live favourite Real Life, anthemic swell of The Weekend, and angular shades of Thrones, A Fine Mess is a bracing and distinct entry in Interpol's oeuvre.
1. Fine Mess
2. No Big Deal
3. Real Life
4. The Weekend