NYC (Interpol song)

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"Say Hello to the Angels"/"NYC"
Single by Interpol
from the album Turn on the Bright Lights
Released April 14, 2003
Format CD, 7"
Recorded Tarquin Studios, 2002
Genre Post-punk revival
Length 4:28/4:21
Label Matador Records
Producer(s) Peter Katis, Gareth Jones
Interpol singles chronology
"Obstacle 1"
(2002)
"Say Hello to the Angels"/"NYC"
(2003)
"Obstacle 1" (reissue)
(2003)

"Say Hello to the Angels"/"NYC" is a double A-side single by New York City-based post-punk revival band Interpol, both taken from their debut album Turn on the Bright Lights. The single was released on April 14, 2003 as the second single from the album.

A music video for "NYC" was produced, directed by Doug Aitken.[1] It features the band in a montage of pictures and designs as well as footage of a park at night.

"NYC" has been included on several best-of lists. Consequence of Sound ranked it at number 46 on their Best Singles of the '00s list.[2] Pitchfork Media ranked it at 140 on their Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s list.[3] Slant Magazine rated it at number 219 on their Best Singles of the Aughts list.[4]

Electronic musician Moby placed "NYC" as his 8th favorite track of the decade.[5]

Track listing[edit]

CD (OLE582-2):

  1. "Say Hello to the Angels" – 4:28
  2. "NYC" – 4:21
  3. "NYC" (Demo) – 4:28

7" vinyl (OLE582-7):

  1. "Say Hello to the Angels" – 4:28
  2. "NYC" – 4:21

Chart performances[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
scope="row" UK Singles Chart[6] 65

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