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LUDWIG HQ: So tell us what it has been like getting back in the studio with Interpol?
SAM FOGARINO: It’s been fantastic this time around. We cut a bunch of scratch tracks, so that I could record alone to fully take advantage of the large room in studio A, at Electric Lady, NYC. We have recorded live, basically, on our previous three LPs – which I have really enjoyed, and felt it necessary to achieve any level of a ‘band feel’. However, this is a different record for us, and the songs lend themselves to a more layered approach to recording. It has also allowed for me to try various tunings, and head types, on both kits that I’m using – Stainless and Legacy.
LUDWIG HQ: Is there anything you are doing differently for the recording of this record?