Interpol debut video for “The Rover”

Interpol debut video for "The Rover" off their upcoming release 'Marauder.' The full-length comes out on August 24th via Matador Records.
Interpol "The Rover"

Interpol have released the video for “The Rover,” the track is off their forthcoming Dave Fridmann-produced full-length, Marauder, out August 24th on Matador Records.
The video was shot on-location in Mexico City in June, during a whirlwind journey where Interpol announced their new album via a live streamed press conference – only to be unexpectedly interrupted halfway through by a mysterious figure played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls, The Punisher). The video directed by Gerardo Naranjo (Narcos, The Bridge) – giving further context to the elusive cult-like character, ‘The Rover’ himself, blurring the line between documentary and fever dream in a heady montage of psychedelic, hedonistic adventures with his young followers, ‘Los Locos,’ in tow, as they ‘rove’ through the pulsing Distrito Federal.

Paul Banks on The “Rover”:

“I like to describe the video for ‘The Rover’ as a prequel. It’s the origin story of the character described in the song, the birth of a cult leader. When we meet him he is partly unhinged. He’s a man on the verge, an artist
subjected to great pressures, and beset with existential frustrations. A distracted hipster who enjoys psychedelics, let’s say. The events that take place in Mexico City, be it a bump on the head, a visit to a shaman, or the influence of his rescuers (the street gang known as ‘Los Locos’) trigger the birth – the eruption – of this new figure, ‘The Rover.’ His rescuers become his first followers.

In the end of the video he exacts his ‘revenge’ on Interpol with a mischievous act of disruption during the press conference. He grabs me by the head – to save me? Forgive me? Or simply as a gesture of his new independence – the butterfly becoming.”

Interpol presents


Directed by Gerardo Naranjo

with Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Paul Banks, Daniel Kessler, Sam Fogarino, Samantha Menchaca, Fermin Diaz, Diego Gamaliel, Romina Soriano. Concept by Paul Banks. Produced by Jannie McInnes, Believe Media and Javier López, Lizzy Ruiz, Viernes Media and The Lift. Camera: Gerardo Naranjo, Conrado del Campo, Zora Sicher. Casting Director: Zora Sicher.1st AD: Emilio Tuero. AC: Ricardo Velasco “Tito”. Art Dept: “PUHM” Rodrigo Beruben, Marisol Suastegui. PAs: Lalo Chaparro, Charly Guerrero. Editing: Holle Singer, Consulate. Post Producer: Michelle Zelazny. Color: Tricia Hagoriles, Alter Ego. Producer, Jane Garrah. Sound Mix: Walter Bianco, Cutting Room Films. Management: James Sandom and Jessica Lord for Red Light Management. “The Rover” appears on the Matador Records release, Marauder.


1. If You Really Love Nothing
2.The Rover
3. Complications
4. Flight of Fancy
5. Stay in Touch
6. Interlude 1
7. Mountain Child
9. Surveillance
10. Number 10
11. Party's Over
12. Interlude 2
13. It Probably Matters

Tour Dates:

8/13 – Mexico City, Mexico – Teatro De La Ciudad Esperanza Iris
8/14 – Mexico City, Mexico – Teatro De La Ciudad Esperanza Iris
8/23 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer – w/ Honduras
8/24 – Brooklyn, NY – House of Vans
9/11 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre – w/ Sunflower Bean
9/12 – Montreal, QC – Olympia Theatre – w/ Sunflower Bean
9/13 – Toronto, ON – Rebel – w/ Sunflower Bean
9/14-16 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
9/16 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre – w/ Sunflower Bean
9/17 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Indoor Stage – w/ Sunflower Bean
9/27 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory – w/ Sunflower Bean
9/28 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall – w/ Sunflower Bean
9/29 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Lawn – w/ Sunflower Bean
10/1 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren – w/ Sunflower Bean
10/4 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl – w/ The Kills, Sunflower Bean
10/5 – San Diego, CA – SDSU Open Air Theater – w/ The Kills, Sunflower Bean
10/6 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre – w/ The Kills, Sunflower Bean
11/6 – Tokyo, Japan – Akasaka Blitz
11/14 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall w/ Nilüfer Yanya
11/16 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo – w/ Nilüfer Yanya
11/18 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theatre – w/ Nilüfer Yanya
11/23 – Hamburg, Germany – Mehr! Theater – w/ Nilüfer Yanya
11/24 – Copenhagen, Denmark – TAP1 – w/ Nilüfer Yanya
11/25 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom – w/ Nilüfer Yanya
11/27 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli Vredenburg – w/ Nilüfer Yanya
11/28 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National – w/ Nilüfer Yanya
11/29 – Paris, France – La Salle Pleyel w/ Nilüfer Yanya
2/16 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – w/ Car Seat Headrest, Snail Mail