Interpol: “Turn on the Bright Lights”


The dark theatrics of the music and the deep warble of vocalist Paul Banks make it all too easy to compare them to any number of groups from the dye-it-black counterculture of the early ’80s, but there’s no dungeonesque claustrophobia here: These songs escape Subterranea and ring out into the stratosphere. Moreover, most post-punk and goth-rock riffs were about as clean as a steak-knife cutting cardboard, whereas Interpol’s transitions and production work are as shimmeringly refined as their silk ties.

Read the full review at The Japan Times Online.

Interpol: Turn on the Bright Lights | The Japan Times Online

About Jason A Jenkins

Writer, father and informavore, Jason likes working in, around and between Tokyo's creative forces. He is an avid fan of live music, carry-on luggage, people-watching and Taiwanese high-mountain oolong tea.
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