Interpol: “Turn on the Bright Lights”

EXCERPT:

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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