Interpol’s ‘Turn On The Bright Lights : The 10th Anniversary Edition’ Out Today (Digital Version)


(above : Daniel Kessler Recalls Interpol’s Infancy At The Site of The Former Baby Jupiter)

Persons attempting research on the late LES venue Baby Jupiter might run across a number of Health Dept. sanctions for the since shuttered Cafe Charbon-Epicerie, so we’re fortunate that Interpol’s Daniel Kessler can recall more historic times on the block. The above clip happens to coincide with today’s digital release of the expanded/remastered reissue of Interpol’s landmark 2002 debut album, ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’, hailed earlier this morning by Pitchfork’s Matt LeMay as an album that captured NYC as “a crushingly real place, rendered in such vivid emotional detail that it rings true even to those who have never set foot in the city.” Just try to make a record like that today without mentioning Duane Reade once.

The physical versions of the TOTBL 10th Anniversary Edition (hardbound book containing double vinyl + DVD, hardbound book containing double CD + DVD) will be in stores Tuesday, December 11, however, we’ve already begun shipping to mail order customers who’ve preordered..  You can still purchase either edition from The Matador Store.

4 thoughts on “Interpol’s ‘Turn On The Bright Lights : The 10th Anniversary Edition’ Out Today (Digital Version)”

  1. I’m very disappointed with the way your store process shipping of the orders. Charged me for First-Class Mail International Parcel but in fact shipped my both orders via much cheaper and slower International Letter mail option, here is the label number search through USPS site tool: 6374 631U S&qtc_senddate1=&qtc_zipcode1=
    Contacting store directly was useless: the representative adviced me ‘to keep complaining and find another retailer’.
    I hope someone can help me with this problem except that rude guy from store.
    Thank you.

  2. Totally disappointed with this release as well. There is so much hype for the tenth anniversary release. But I can’t share in the rediscovery of one of my favorite albums. From somebody who has been a huge fan since the original release of TOTBL. I pre-ordered the vinyl box set when the pre-ordering went up. And then received the disappointing but acceptable month push back on release. Then get another email apologizing but pushing back my release again, this time promising a digital download to tie me over supposeably to be sent to me at 12 am dec. 4th. December 4th comes and goes no download email sent out. So I email Topspin, and they apologize for the third F-up and send me a download that isn’t a playable format for my Mac without downloading a new Flac player application. And here it is 3 days after I should have received my box set. This purchase sucks. Matador sucks. And Interpol, for allowing this to happen . . .you kinda suck too, and this is coming from somebody who has the rare Sheppard Fairy prints of each of you hanging in my living room. Totally bummed.

  3. Hi Mitchel,

    I’m sorry you’ve had such a bad experience. The print for this package was manufactured in China and had to be shipped by sea. We were assured it would arrive in time to assemble with the discs in time to get to customers by November 19, but even with several weeks slush built in, the boat was late. The logistics were made more difficult by Hurricane Sandy, which cut off all transportation in and out of Manhattan, and shut down power to our office for a week. Even when we returned, we had no heat and no databases for another 3 days, and then had to spend time catching up on everything that had been going on in the meantime. And shipping continued to be hampered by snow storms and other weather up and down the East Coast and the Midwest following Sandy. Then there have been the port strikes which have affected everything shipping from and to Asia, with consequent domino effects on materials throughout the country. Long story short, we did our absolute best to get this record out on time, and we didn’t succeed. Feel free to email me at [email protected] to discuss further – we’ll do whatever it takes to make you happy.

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