Turn on the Bright Lights is the debut studio album by the American rock band Interpol, released on August 20, 2002. The album was recorded in November 2001 at Tarquin Studios in Connecticut, and was co-produced, mixed and engineered by Peter Katis and Gareth Jones. It was released on August 19, 2002 in the United Kingdom and August 20 in the United States, through independent record label Matador Records. Upon release, the record peaked at number 101 on the UK Albums Chart. It reached number 158 on the Billboard 200 in the United States, as well as spending 73 weeks on the Billboard Independent Albums chart, peaking at number five. "PDA", "NYC", "Obstacle 1" and "Say Hello to the Angels" were released as singles from Turn on the Bright Lights, and music videos were shot for all but the latter.
A remastered version of the album was released in 2012 to commemorate its tenth anniversary. It featured additional material including demo recordings of several tracks, the bonus songs previously available on international releases and a DVD of live performances and music videos. Interpol are to embark on a tour in 2017 celebrating the album's 15th anniversary, playing the album front to back.
released April 25, 2017
Stef: brooding vocals, brooding co-arranger
Seamus: brooding off-time guitars, brooding backing vocals, brooding co-arranger
Bims: brooding bass, brooding drum programming
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