Out now: Interpol – The Black EP

On August 20th, Interpol’s canonical debut album Turn On The Bright Lights turns 20. Commemorating this landmark, the band have made the cherished, fan-favorite 2003 TOTBL companion The Black EP available on digital platforms. Originally released on August 26th, 2003, as a limited-edition CD, the long out of print The Black EP features the studio version of ‘Say Hello To The Angels’, a demo of ‘NYC’ and four TOTBL-era songs recorded live in session for Radio France in 2002, including fabled non-album bonus track ‘Specialist’.

Accompanying the release is a 2002 short documentary on the band made by a French subsidiary of then-label EMI. Hitherto lost in the annals of 144p YouTube rips, the 13-minute clip is brought to glorious hi-res restoration, featuring interviews with the band as well as snippets of performances of ‘PDA’, ‘NYC’, ‘Untitled’ and ‘Stella was a diver and she was always down’. Watch below!

Stream / purchase The Black EP here.

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