Here’s a sneak peak of what the Interpol reissue will look like!
Click here to download an MP3 highlight from the package, the very first demo of the song ‘Roland’. It was originally released on the band’s first EP, Fukd ID #3 (Chemikal Underground) on December 11, 2000.
In addition, you can watch the band talk some more about New York locations from back in the day – here it’s Context Studios, where they rehearsed:
Today Interpol launches a series of short vignettes shot around New York City detailing the band’s early days.
Turn On The Bright Lights: The Tenth Anniversary Edition is out November 30 and is now available for pre-order on iTunes.
Many more Interpol nuggets are coming over the next few weeks. Stay tuned!
Weeks after TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS came out on August 20, 2002, Interpol played Los Angeles for the first time, with two legendary sold-out nights at the Troubadour. Fortunately, John Dorsey was on hand with several cameras to document one of the shows (on September 19, 2002), capturing the band just as they were igniting. Five songs from that show are included in the DVD with the Tenth Anniversary Edition of the album, available November 30 via Matador/Remote Control.
Ten years ago, Interpol’s debut album seized the imagination of a generation. The spare, lean textures, darkly oblique lyrics and suave stage presence were entirely different from the bands who preceded them on the charts and the radio.
Now on November 30, we are commemorating Turn On The Bright Lights with a Tenth Anniversary Edition, fully remastered in a beautiful deluxe hardbound book with unreleased photos (48 pages in the CD, 28 large pages in the vinyl) and a second disc of bonus tracks, many unreleased, plus demos and B-sides and a DVD.
The album will be available as a double CD+DVD, double LP+DVD, and digital album with digital booklet. Preorders will come with a replica of the band’s first piece of merchandise, a button with the original Interpol logo.
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM, REMASTERED:
2. Obstacle 1
5. Say Hello To The Angels
6. Hands Away
7. Obstacle 2
8. Stella Was A Diver And She Was Always Down
10. The New
11. Leif Erikson
THE BONUS MATERIAL:
1. Interlude (iTunes single) §
2. Specialist (Interpol EP)
3. PDA (First Demo, 1998)
4. Roland (First Demo, 1998)
5. Get The Girls (Song 5) (First Demo, 1998)
6. Precipitate (2nd Demo, 1999) §
7. Song Seven (Original Version) (2nd Demo, 1999) §
8. A Time To Be So Small (Orig Version) (2nd Demo,1999)
9. Untitled (Third Demo, 2001) * =
10. Stella (Third Demo, 2001) * =
11. NYC (Third Demo, 2001) =
12. Leif Erikson (Third Demo, 2001) * =
13. Gavilan (Cubed) (Third Demo, 2001) †
14. Obstacle 2 (Peel Session, 2001) =
15. Hands Away (Peel Session, 2001) =
16. The New (Peel Session, 2001) * =
17. NYC (Peel Session, 2001) * =
§ unreleased on vinyl
* unreleased recording
† unreleased song
= in the vinyl package, this track is only included on the bonus coupon
- The 3 music videos: PDA, NYC, Obstacle 1
- Mercury Lounge, NYC concert footage, May 2000 (Sam’s first show with the band, multi-camera shoot)
- The Troubadour, Los Angeles concert footage, September 2002 (professional multi-camera shoot)
Interpol frontman Paul Banks releases a new 5-track EP Julian Plenti Lives… on Matador/Remote Control this June ahead of a Paul Banks album due later this year.
Available digitally, the EP will also be released on a limited edition run of CD & vinyl copies and marks the first time Paul Banks has chosen to use his own name to release music by.
The Julian Plenti Lives… EP centres around the new original track ‘Summertime is Coming’ plus original instrumental ‘Cavern Worship’ and cover versions of J Dilla, Frank Sinatra and The Running Man movie theme (by composer Harold Faltermeyer), which demonstrate the breadth of Paul’s influences.
‘Perimeter Deactivated’ (The Running Man theme cover - Harold Faltermeyer)
‘Summertime is Coming’ (Original)
‘Mythsysizer’ (J Dilla cover)
‘Fool To Want You’ (Frank Sinatra cover)
‘Cavern Worship’ (Original, instrumental)
Paul Banks Julian Plenti Lives… is out June 11th via Matador/Remote Control.