Post-punk was one of the most creative periods in music history, and lucky for us it still hasn’t ended. But being that it was so creative, there were so many styles of post-punk; it could be funk/r&b (with a sax to boot), it could be electronica, it could be absolutely tuneless, and/or it could be personal and harrowing. And most forms came with my favourite ingredient: angular riffs. There is no doubt in my mind that the premier champions of the later form were Joy Division. And with everyone going ga ga over everything post-punk in the new millenium since The Strokes and The Rapture made it cool again, there are three bands which truly perfected the sound which Joy Division started in Manchester so many years ago. Those bands are The Organ, The Stills, and Interpol. I just love this selection because not only do I think it’s accurate, but also two of the bands are Canadian. The Organ broke up earlier this year, The Stills second album showed a departure from the sound which I said they had perfected, but Interpol is still kicking.
Although very few of the details have been confirmed, Interpol will be releasing their third album Moderation on June 5. There is no touring scheduled yet, except for an appearance at Coachella, and we don’t know much else. But this is exciting news, and Ca Va Cool will keep updating as new information is revealed.