Interpol have toasted 20 years of debut album ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ with two special digital projects.
The fabled album was released two decades ago, yet still holds its majestic allure. Swathed in gothic layers of sound, ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ remains Interpol’s essential statement – they’ve made music that rivals it, certainly, but few recordings have etched a place in fans’ hearts like this one.
Turning 20 with nary a wrinkle in its suit jacket, ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ is now augmented by the digital release of ‘The Black EP’, a CD only release from 2002. Now online in its entirety, it features the studio version of ‘Say Hello To The Angels’, a demo of ‘NYC’, and four songs from the era recorded for Radio France.
A thing to note: the EP includes a version of ‘The Specialist’, a fan favourite and one of the best non-album cuts Interpol completed during that time.
Online in full, the EP is accompanied by a 2002 documentary shot by EMI France, Interpol’s then-label in the territory. A unique, intimate glimpse of a band on the rise, it’s framed by New York and those vistas of Gotham.
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Find ‘The Black EP’ in full below.
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