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 Andrew Jenkins

In 1997, Jason left his home near Atlanta for a year abroad. He liked it so much that he never went back. After three years in Taiwan and 13 years in Japan, he and his wife quit their desk jobs in Tokyo, pulled their kids out of local schools and traveled as a family for six years, living in Malaysia, Spain, and Mexico along the way. They returned to Japan — Osaka this time — in the summer of 2019. Jason loves Google Maps, carry-on luggage, and most dishes registering on the Scoville scale.
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