Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
NME.COM feature on Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 30 August 2010
New York art rockers' bleak debut...
When it comes to comebacks, only Elvis can match The Dark. If 2001 saw American bands tapping local heritage from Detroit to NYC, this year a grey-skinned British past is being dragged back the light. Dark angel Anglophiles Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have already made the journey and now come the half-British, New York-based Interpol to draw the curtains, dim the lights and tear into the...
- Sep 12, 2005
Tracklisting click track to read more
- Obstacle 1
- Say Hello To The Angels
- Hands Away
- Obstacle 2
- Stella Was A Diver And She Was Always Down
- The New
- Leit Erikson
O2 Academy, Leeds, 22nd March
- Apr 4, 2011
Yes it's dark, cinematic and abstract, but sans Carlos D, the New Yorkers are lacking that little bit more
- Sep 13, 2010
Interpol, Kele, Yuck, The Gaslight Anthem
- May 6, 2010
Band say they've started writing new material
Interpol frontman to play solo set in Sau Paolo next week (March 14)
The New York band's debut album will be reissued with stacks of 'forgotten material'
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights: Wikipedia Album Entry
Turn On The Bright Lights is the debut album of New York City rock band Interpol. It was released in 2002 on Matador Records to a great deal of critical acclaim and sold exceptionally well for an indie release; it has sold 499,000 copies in the U.S. so far. It was also ranked highly on the yearly lists of many music critics, and has to date sold 86,000 in the UK despite only charting as high as #101.
Musically, many have pointed out the similarities between Turn On The Bright Lights and the bands Joy Division and The Chameleons. "PDA", "NYC", "Obstacle 1" and "Say Hello to the Angels" were the singles from Turn On The Bright Lights, and a video was shot for each with the exception of "Say Hello to the Angels". "Leif Erikson" was named for Leif Ericson. The track "Untitled" also appeared in Season 9, episode 24 of the US Television show, Friends.
All tracks written by Interpol.
1. "Untitled" – 3:56
2. "Obstacle 1" – 4:11
3. "NYC" – 4:20
4. "PDA" – 4:59
5. "Say Hello to the Angels" – 4:28
6. "Hands Away" – 3:05
7. "Obstacle 2" – 3:47
8. "Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down" – 6:28
9. "Roland" – 3:35
10. "The New" – 6:07
11. "Leif Erikson" – 4:00
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