he early 80s sub-gothic, post-punk are clearly Interpol's obsession on Turn On the Bright Lights. Though stylishly clad in suits and ties and unmistakably a New York band, their music is a literate, atmospheric, always-moody, sometimes-trashy post-punk often recalling the Psychdelic Furs, particularly with "PDA", "Obstacle 2", "Roland" and "Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down". And this is definitely a good thing. While most young bands are still rhyming "make it" with "fake it", it's truly refreshing to hear Interpol's melodramatic tales of tortured and tortuous urban relationships. Like their peers the Strokes, they're a bright band, sophisticated and meticulous enough to build genuinely stirring soundscapes.