''Turn on the Bright Lights'' is the debut studio album by American post-punk revival band Interpol. It was recorded in November 2001 at Tarquin Studios in Connecticut, and was co-produced, mixed and engineered by Peter Katis and Gareth Jones. It was released on August 19, 2002 in the United Kingdom and August 20 in the United States, through independent record label Matador Records. Upon release, the record peaked at number 101 on the UK Albums Chart. It reached number 158 on the ''Billboard'' 200 in the United States, as well as spending 73 weeks in the ''Billboard'' Independent Albums, peaking at number five.
Many have pointed out the similarities between ''Turn on the Bright Lights'' and the music of Joy Division and The Chameleons.
"PDA," "NYC," "Obstacle 1" and "Say Hello to the Angels" were the singles from ''Turn on the Bright Lights'', and a video was shot for each with the exception of "Say Hello to the Angels." - Wikipedia