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Interpol is the third EP release by New York post-punk revival and indie rock[1] band Interpol. It was released on June 4, 2002, and was the band's first release on the Matador Records label.

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EP by
ReleasedJune 4, 2002
RecordedNovember 2001
StudioTarquin (Bridgeport, CT)
Interpol chronology
Precipitate EP
Turn On the Bright Lights
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]



"PDA" is one of the oldest songs by Interpol and appeared on many of their early demos and EPs (including their first demo tape, the Fukd ID #3 EP and the Precipitate EP).

The same versions of "PDA" and "NYC" were later included on the band's first full-length, Turn on the Bright Lights, while "Specialist" was released as a bonus track on the album's 2005 reissue.[5]


Between the releases of the Interpol EP and Turn on the Bright Lights, Interpol released "PDA" as a promo single along with a music video directed by Christopher Mills.[6]

The EP was originally made available for sale for $3.98 on Matador's website.[7]


Interpol received much critical acclaim, and garnered the band a healthy amount of attention before the release of Turn on the Bright Lights. The EP also helped the band shed accusations of cloning early post-punk bands like Joy Division, establishing an individual sound that expanded upon rather than copied the band's influences.[2][8]

Treble magazine rated the EP the 39th best single of the decade.[9]

"PDA" was nominated for a MTV2 award in 2003[10] and is a playable track on Rock Band 2.

Track listingEdit

  1. "PDA" – 5:02
  2. "NYC" – 4:20
  3. "Specialist" – 6:39


  1. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "Interpol (EP) - Interpol". AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  2. ^ a b c Carr, Eric (2002-07-16). "Interpol: Interpol EP". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  3. ^ Dlugacz, Adam (2002-07-31). "Interpol: The Interpol EP". PopMatters. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
  4. ^ McElligatt, Colin (2003-09-01). "Interpol - Interpol EP - Review". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on 2015-05-19. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
  5. ^ Kellman, Andy. "( Turn on the Bright Lights [Bonus Track] > Overview )". Retrieved 2010-07-06.
  6. ^ "RES ALERT December 5, 2002". Archived from the original on 2007-07-15. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
  7. ^ Matador Records | Interpol
  8. ^ Interpol : Interpol - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
  9. ^ "Best Singles of the 00's".
  10. ^ "MTV Awards 2003: The winners". 2003-07-24. Retrieved 2009-12-20.