NEWS: Interpol celebrate 20 years of 'Turn on the Bright Lights' with digital release of 'The Black EP' and rare 2002 documentary

NEWS: Interpol celebrate 20 years of ‘Turn on the Bright Lights’ with digital release of ‘The Black EP’ and rare 2002 documentary

Interpol have marked the 20th anniversary of their legendary debut album, ‘Turn On The Bright Lights‘ with the release of fan rarity, The Black EP,’ for the first time on digital platforms.

The Black EP’ was originally released in 2003 as a limited-edition CD and has since been out of print. It features the studio version of ‘Say Hello To The Angels,’ a demo of ‘NYC’ and four rare musical treasures, recorded live in session for Radio France in 2002, including bonus track ‘Specialist.‘ Listen  HERE .  

Accompanying the release, is a 2002 short documentary on the band made by a French subsidiary of EMI. ‘After being lost in the annals of 144pp YouTube rips, the thirteen minute clip is brought to glorious hi-res restoration.’ The documentary features interviews with the band as well as snippets of performances of ‘PDA’, ‘NYC’, ‘Untitled’ and ‘Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down.’ Watch here:

Last month, Interpol released their seventh masterful album, The Other Side Of Make-Believe.

The band embark on the ‘Lights, Camera, Factions‘ US tour with Spoon on August 25th followed by South American headline and festival dates in November together with Arctic Monkeys. A full list of upcoming can be found below. ‘The Black List EP’ can be streamed  HERE

The Black EP Tracklist:  
1. Say Hello To The Angels 
2. NYC (Demo) 
3. Obstacle 1 (Black Sessions) 
4. Specialist (Black Sessions) 
5. Leif Erikson (Black Sessions) 
6. PDA (Black Sessions) 

25 Asbury Park, NJ, Stone Pony Summer Stage # 
26 Toronto, ON, Canada Budweiser Stage ^ 
27 Portland, ME, Thompson’s Point # 
28 Providence, RI, Bold Point Pavilion #  30 Columbus, OH, KEMBA Live! Outdoor # 

1  Cincinnati, OH, Andrew J. Brady Music Center # 
2  Atlanta, GA, The Eastern 
3 Asheville, NC, Rabbit Rabbit # 
4 Raleigh, NC, The Ritz 
6  Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE Outdoors #  8  Indianapolis, IN, TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park #  9  St Louis, MO, Stifel Theatre #  10 Oklahoma City, OK, Criterion Theater #  11 El Paso, TX, Plaza Theatre 
13 Las Vegas, NV, The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas # 
14 Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheatre #  16 Seattle, WA, Paramount Theatre # 
17 Portland, OR, Pioneer Courthouse Square # 
18 Portland, OR, Pioneer Courthouse Square # 

# w/ Spoon 
^ w/ Spoon and Metric 
% w/ Arctic Monkeys 

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NEWS: Interpol celebrate 20 years of 'Turn on the Bright Lights' with digital release of 'The Black EP' and rare 2002 documentary

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