By David Peter Simon | December 8th, 2012
We have a little treat for you today! In celebration of Interpol’s 10th anniversary of their epic album, Turn On The Bright Lights, we’re featuring this lovely old school track, “NYC.”
Back in 2002, I used to love Interpol. Paul Banks’ deep voice with Daniel Kessler. Those dark and melancholic lyrics. That heavy bass. They were that early 2000s indie rock band. As Pitchfork pointed out, “There were a lot of good bands in New York in 2002, but only one band made this record.” And only one could make a song titled “NYC” and do it justice.
Of course, this album made several critics’ Top 10 lists of 2002 and was honored by Rolling Stones as one of the Top 100 albums of the 2000s. Today these tracks are still some of my favorite wasted nostalgic songs. Frankly. I miss Interpol, and what Rolling Stone describes as their “glacial beauty.” Listening to The National is a good substitute, but sometimes I wish they weren’t on such a proper hiatus. Maybe this anniversary will kick off something new and epic.
You can once again enjoy their tracks, fully remastered in a beautiful deluxe reissue including extra photos and a whole second disc of bonus tracks, many of which were unreleased. Pretty sweet deal if I say so myself. Indulge your younger self.