Interpol Guitarist Daniel Kessler Talks 'Marauder,' the Band's Urgent-Sounding New Album

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When Interpol first got together to begin working up the songs for their new (and sixth) studio album, Marauder, they convened at what guitarist Daniel Kessler recalls as a “godsend of a rehearsal space” in New York City.

“It was the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ room, in a basement on the Bowery, that they decked out as a great little clubhouse,” he says. “You’d go down there and leave New York behind. And then, when you were done, you’d emerge back into the world like a mole from a hole.”

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.