Interpol drummer Sam Fogerino has said his band will release their fourth album next year.

Fogarino also described the sound as a return to their earlier, Joy Division-aping sound.

“The new record falls back towards the first,” he told Paste magazine. “In trying to move forward, there was an unspoken realisation that you can’t let go of your sonic-defining tag. There was an effort in Daniel [Kessler]’s guitar tone; he rediscovered it playing in his loft for a year without anybody. The quality of that tone, played in a big room, is just beautiful. It creates an atmosphere.”

“That big wash of reverb? It’s back. It’s there. I personally brought two reverb tanks to the studio that our engineer fell in love with.”

Fogarino also said that the recording sessions, which took place earlier this year at New York’s famed Electric Lady studios were arduous: “You’ll begrudge it, but you know that each person’s opinion is another form of quality control. And when we all agree, it’s ready for someone to hear.”

The record, which is as yet untitled, will be released early next year.

This article was written for TMM.