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Antics
Studio album by Interpol
Released September 27, 2004
Recorded Tarquin Studios, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Genre Post-punk revival
Indie rock
Length 41:39
Label Matador
Producer Peter Katis, Interpol
Professional reviews
Interpol chronology
Turn on the Bright Lights
(2002)
Antics
(2004)
Our Love to Admire
(2007)
Singles from Antics
  1. "Slow Hands"
    Released: September 13, 2004
  2. "Evil"
    Released: January 3, 2005
  3. "C'mere"
    Released: April 11, 2005
  4. "NARC"
    Released: 2005 (radio single)

Antics is the second album by New York City-based indie rock band Interpol, released in 2004, selling 488,000 copies in the U.S. and over 100,000 in the UK.[1] Although more confident than its predecessor, Turn on the Bright Lights, it largely repeats the same formula of sparse arrangements driven by throbbing bass and strong drums, and intricate guitar lines reminiscent of The Chameleons, with vague, evocative lyrics sung in a resonant, somber voice by vocalist Paul Banks. Musically speaking, the general tone of this record is remarkably brighter than its darker predecessor. It made the top 10 list of several music critics for the year of 2004.[2]

Morse code is used in several places throughout the album's packaging, continuing the nautical themes found in a few of the tracks' lyrics ("Take You on a Cruise", "Public Pervert"). Code for the word "antics" is used on the back panel of the slipcase, as well as in the booklet; other words included in code are "length", "narc", "cruise", and "exit". Photography of the band used in the interior of the album was produced by Ami Barwell.[1]

The album was reissued in August 2005 in the United States with a bonus disc that contained four remixes by the band, a B-side, and the videos for all three singles.

Contents

Track listing

All tracks written by Interpol.

  1. "Next Exit" – 3:20
  2. "Evil" – 3:35
  3. "NARC" – 4:07
  4. "Take You on a Cruise" – 4:54
  5. "Slow Hands" – 3:04
  6. "Not Even Jail" – 5:46
  7. "Public Pervert" – 4:40
  8. "C'mere" – 3:11
  9. "Length of Love" – 4:06
  10. "A Time to Be So Small" – 4:50
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Bonus tracks on Japanese release

Bonus disc on reissue

  1. "Song Seven" – 4:52
  2. "Narc [Paul Banks Remix]" – 2:39
  3. "Not Even Jail [Daniel Kessler Remix]" – 5:41
  4. "Fog Vs. Mould for the Length of Love" – 7:48
  5. "Public Pervert [Carlos D Remix]" – 8:08
  6. "Slow Hands [Video]" – 3:07
  7. "Evil [Video]" – 3:38
  8. "C'Mere [Video]" – 3:30

Bonus disc on Japanese 2005 reissue

  1. "Fog Vs. Mould for the Length of Love" – 7:50
  2. "Narc [Paul Banks Remix]" – 2:39
  3. "Not Even Jail [Daniel Kessler Remix]" – 5:41
  4. "Public Pervert [Carlos D Remix]" – 8:11
  5. "Slow Hands [Dan the Automator Remix]" – 4:06
  6. "Slow Hands [Britt Daniel Remix]" – 3:46
  7. "Narc [Eden Session]" – 4:08
  8. "Slow Hands" (Video) – 3:07
  9. "Evil" (Video) – 3:38
  10. "C'mere" (Video) – 3:30
  11. "PDA" (Live Footage) – 6:04
  12. "Slow Hands" (Live Footage) – 3:03

Copy protection

Antics features Opendisc technology that claims to offer "Exclusive video, audio and more" but is in fact a form of DRM designed to stop CD ripping and unauthorised distribution. Despite these measures Antics can still be found on all major peer-to-peer filesharing systems.[citation needed]

Release details

Country Date Label Format Catalog number
United Kingdom September 27, 2004 Matador Records LP OLE6161
CD OLE6162
United States September 28, 2004 Matador Records LP OLE6161
CD OLE6162
Japan October 6, 2004 Toshiba-EMI CD TOCP 66323
United States August 23, 2005 Matador Records Bonus CD OLE6792

Charts

Album

Year Chart Position
2004 U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart 15
2004 U.S. Top Independent Albums 1
2004 U.S. Top Internet Albums 15
2004 UK Albums Chart 21
2004 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 21
2004 Mexican Albums Chart 21
2004 Mexican International Albums Chart 10
2004 German Albums Chart 47
2004 Ireland Albums Chart 10
2004 France Albums Chart 11
2004 World Albums Chart 15
2004 New Zealand Albums Chart 16
2004 Norway Albums Chart 28
2004 Belgium Albums Chart 46
2004 Dutch Albums Chart 34
2004 Sweden Albums Chart 35
2004 Finland Albums Chart 36
2004 Swiss Albums Chart 99

http://acharts.us/album/13573

Singles

Year Song Chart Position
2004 "Slow Hands" Modern Rock Tracks 15
2005 "Evil" Modern Rock Tracks 24
2005 "C'mere" European Hot 100 Singles 67

Personnel

References

External links


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