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Turn on the Bright Lights (2002)

Interpol
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Indie rock, Post-punk revival, Post-punk

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Turn on the Bright Lights is the debut studio album by American post-punk revival band Interpol, released in August 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 in the Billboard Independent Albums, peaking at number five.
"PDA", "NYC", "Obstacle 1" and "Say Hello to the Angels" were the singles from Turn On the Bright Lights, and a video was shot for each with the exception of "Say Hello to the Angels".
The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on August 29, 2011 for shipments of 500,000 copies.
The release of Turn On the Bright Lights was preceded by the marketing of the band's self-titled Interpol EP in June 2002, their first release for Matador. The EP contained three tracks: radio single "PDA", future single "NYC", and "Specialist". All three tracks later appeared on

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Tracks

3:56 Untitled
5:02 PDA
6:27 Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down
3:35 Roland
4:11 Obstacle 1
4:19 NYC
6:07 The New
3:05 Hands Away
4:28 Say Hello To The Angels
3:47 Obstacle 2
4:02 Leif Erikson
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