Interpol reminds one of post-punk bands like Joy Division. Started in New York City in 1998, the band first started appearing live in early 2000. A brief tour of the U.K. in April of 2001 was punctuated by a radio session for John Peel's BBC program. Matador signed the band in 2002 and issued a three-song single and the band's debut LP (Turn on the Bright Lights) by year's end. The album made the band indie stars, and extensive touring. Just prior to releasing their second album (Antics) in September of 2004, Interpol opened for the Cure as part of that band's Curiosa Festival.
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