Photo: Matador‘Coming around when you’re down’, cue the meandering post-rock cymbal ride and snare-snap your way into a bit of post-punk nostalgia as 2002 just said hello, via NYC dudes Interpol, and the news of the 10th anniversary remastering of landmark album, Turn on the Bright Lights. That opening lyric in case you forgot, in all of its six-line glory:

Surprise, sometimes, will come around
Surprise, sometimes, will come around
I will surprise you sometime, I’ll come around
Oh, I will you surprise you sometime, I’ll come around
When you’re down

Riding the first wave of burgeoning NYC rock game changers – running in the same circles as The Strokes, The National, The Walkmen – Interpol’s Joy Division-esque meditative squall hit hard in the wake of a rebuilding megalopolis, and rippled potent throughout America with its vacuum-sealed production, allowing guitars to just breathe and float all spacemen like, and of course, it’s minimalist lyrical etchings, out for blood and comfort at the same time. From the neurotic “Roland” about a butcher best-friend to that caring metaphor in “NYC” tagging the Subway a porno, it rightly deserves the super-fan reissue treatment Matador is giving it, stocked with 17 bonus tracks, spread across three formats, with a 48-page photo booklet and a DVD, among other goodies.

Available, November 20, Daniel Kessler (guitarist) shed some light on the drop via band’s website: “We never could have imagined that the album would have reached so many people throughout the world. We wanted to do something special for the fans who have always supported us. We wanted to do something special for the best fans in the world. We hope you enjoy it.”

Meanwhile, as you think about what some your other favorite lyrics from the record are, we’re going to shove lead-off “Untitled” into your brain some more, because, ah, damn, what the hell happen to memorable lead-off tracks: