There are a lot of ways to make a person feel pretty damn old. For instance, did you know that the majority of this year's high school freshmen were born in 2002? Or how about that Nirvana's Nevermind
is now a quarter-century old? "But that's 90's music," I hear my fellow Millennials say, "The bands I
grew up with are still relevant! I mean the Strokes are still recording music, right?" Well, dear Millennial, I hate to break it to you, but the Strokes are hardly the trend-setting spring chickens they once were, and the Killers lost their "hip" status when they put out that Christmas album. Now, the next trailblazing band of the early 2000s is acknowledging their age (but in a pretty cool way): NYC legends Interpol
recently announced a European tour in honor of the 15th anniversary of their debut album, Turn On The Bright Lights
. No, that's not a typo; it really has been 15 years since the band introduced the world to their unmistakable mix of post-punk, goth, and Brit-rock that would become one of the best and most influential rock records of the decade.
In honor of Interpol following the path blazed by U2 towards "Respected Nostalgia Act" status (but also, somewhat contradictory, to get EFFING HYPED for their new album due in 2018), here's a throwback straight from the archives of the band killing it live at the Enmore Theater. Filmed right after their fourth, self-titled album, you can see for yourself that the band hadn't aged a bit back then, and you can bet they haven't lost any steam since then. The near-90 minute concert includes some of their biggest hits and crowd-pleasers, like "Evil," "Obstacle 1," "Say Hello to the Angels," and "NYC," so this is the perfect way to get ready to see the band take their early work on the road this summer. Watch the concert footage right here, and you can keep updated with the band's tour here.