Ancient Ways: Interpol Announces Release Show in Metropolitan Museum of Art's 'Temple of Dendur' September 2

By Ian Holubiak on Aug 25, 2014 11:37 AM EDT

If you're in the know about some early-2000s post-punk, then you may have heard about a little band named Interpol and their upcoming premiere at the Temple of Dendur--inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Their new full-length follow, El Pintor, is out September 9 on Matador Records and will be featured at the Met performance.

Earlier this week the band shared their newest track "Ancient Ways" as well as announcing a release show for the record. The highly anticipated performance comes to New York September 2.

To provide some background, the Temple of Dendur dates back to ca. 15 B.C. and was built by the governing romans in Egypt during the reign of Augustus Caesar. The piece is a part of the Egyptian Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (seriously, who authorized this?).

On September 15, the band will set out on its first global tour in three years, beginning in Vancouver, British Columbia.

In the meantime, get your fix on their single, "Ancient Ways," below (I don't think it's a coincidence).

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