Friday, March 3, at the Gypsy Tea Room's "Tea Room"
She wants revenge, or so claim DJs Justin Warfield and Adam 12. If you ask her, the reasons are pretty clear too. See, she always hated Joy Division, ever since her first boyfriend killed himself high on their post-punk misery. Two decades later, along comes Interpol and memories come rushing back. She begins drinking. She loses her job. All she can think about is how Ian Curtis ruined her life with his moody droning, especially "She's Lost Control" and "Love Will Tear Us Apart." That's why she decides to do something about it...or maybe that's what was going through Warfield and Adam 12's heads when they created this (hopefully) meta-New Wave romp. It's such a dead-on stylistic reproduction that it has to be conscious, even all but copying Joy Division titles with "Out of Control" and "Tear You Apart." If it's not intentional, it's just sad.