In fact, they have already infiltrated Los Angeles with our very own short-term Interpol Space. This gallery/merchandising space, one of only three in the world, opened (at least to LAist's eye) in conjunction with the impending release of the band's new album, Antics, out next week.
"The rooms act as neither a museum of the band's career-to-date, nor merely a place for the selling of merchandise, but rather as a space governed by the 'Interpol aesthetic,' as interpreted by artistic friends, fans, and contributors to the band. This means, in practical terms, that Interpol Spaces feature rare poster sets and art prints designed by Shepard Fairey of the self-proclaimed propagandists design company Obey/Giant, customized neon signs courtesy of Brooklyn-based Lite Brite Neon, and a collection of band-commissioned short films available for viewing.
The band plans to open Spaces in Paris and Berlin later this year, but for now there are three— in New York, Los Angeles, and London. Each of these locations is also acting as a merchandising point to feature exclusive Interpol stuff, including a limited-edition seven-inch Antics box set. Additionally, the spaces will be utilized by local record stores and distributors as locations for Antics release parties."
For now, Angelenos can visit our Interpol Space until October 3rd at Subliminal Project Space on Wilshire. Additionally, the band will be at Virgin Sunset next Wednesday, September 29th at 12:00 AM to sign copies of their albums. (Please note that the band will not be performing, just autographing.)