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Interpol Celebrate 20 Years of “Turn On The Bright Lights” with “The Black EP” Digital Release & Documentary

August 21, 2022
Credit: Michael Edwards

INTERPOL CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS WITH DIGITAL RELEASE OF

THE BLACK EP

WATCH RARE DIGITALLY RESTORED

TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS-ERA DOCUMENTARY

On August 20, Interpol’s canonical debut album Turn On The Bright Lights turns 20. Commemorating this landmark, the band today make cherished, fan-favorite 2003 TOTBL companion The Black EP available on digital platforms. Originally released on August 26, 2003, as a limited-edition CD, the long out of print The Black EP features the studio version of ‘Say Hello To The Angels’, a demo of ‘NYC’ and four TOTBL-era songs recorded live in session for Radio France in 2002, including fabled non-album bonus track ‘Specialist’.

Accompanying the release is a 2002 short documentary on the band made by a French subsidiary of then-label EMI. Hitherto lost in the annals of 144p YouTube rips, the 13-minute clip is brought to glorious hi-res restoration, featuring interviews with the band as well as snippets of performances of ‘PDA’, ‘NYC’, ‘Untitled’ and ‘Stella was a diver and she was always down’.

Delve back into the legendary creation with this 2002 documentary, both seeing and experiencing the magic all over again.

Last month, Interpol released their seventh album The Other Side Of Make-Believe“There’s something quietly masterful about The Other Side Of Make-Believe, said MOJO. NME called it “a confident, rewarding and subtly adventurous new chapter for Interpol”. The Sunday Times noted the songs “possess a strange, desolate beauty”, while Clash said, “The Other Side Of Make-Believe’ (…) could well represent the New York band’s finest music since their debut album”.

Interpol embark on the Lights, Camera, Factions US tour with Spoon on August 25 followed by South American headline and festival dates in November. A full list of upcoming can be found below.

INTERPOL TOUR DATES

Aug 25 Asbury Park, NJ, Stone Pony Summer Stage #

Aug 26 Toronto, ON, Canada Budweiser Stage ^

Aug 27 Portland, ME, Thompson’s Point #

Aug 28 Providence, RI, Bold Point Pavilion #

Aug 30 Columbus, OH, KEMBA Live! Outdoor #

Sep 1 Cincinnati, OH, Andrew J. Brady Music Center #

Sep 2 Atlanta, GA, The Eastern

Sep 3 Asheville, NC, Rabbit Rabbit #

Sep 4 Raleigh, NC, The Ritz

Sep 6 Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE Outdoors #

Sep 8 Indianapolis, IN, TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park #

Sep 9 St Louis, MO, Stifel Theatre #

Sep 10 Oklahoma City, OK, Criterion Theater #

Sep 11, El Paso, TX, Plaza Theatre

Sep 13 Las Vegas, NV, The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas #

Sep 14 Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheatre #

Sep 16 Seattle, WA, Paramount Theatre #

Sep 17 Portland, OR, Pioneer Courthouse Square #

Sep 18 Portland, OR, Pioneer Courthouse Square #

Nov 4 –Jeunesse Arena. Rio De Janeiro, RJ %

Nov 5 – Primavera Sound – Sao Paulo, Brazil %

Nov 8 – Pedreira Paulo Leminski. Curitiba, Brazil %

Nov 10 ­– Asuncion Kilk Fest – Paraguay, Chico, Chile

Nov 12. Primavera Sound – Santiago, Chile

Nov 13 – Primavera Sound – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nov 15 – Lima Arena 1. Lima, Peru %

# w/ Spoon

^ w/ Spoon and Metric

% w/ Arctic Monkeys

https://interpol.ffm.to/totbl

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