Song of the Day: “PDA”


“Post-punk revivalists” Interpol have been likened to predecessors Joy Division and Echo and the Bunnymen, though the stamp of Jim Morrison and The Doors is also audible in their unapologetic, forceful brand of indie rock. Interpol released Turn On The Bright Lights in 2002, and the album gradually attracted a formidable audience and the approval of critics. On “PDA“—in what could be a paean to couch-surfing—a tight, lyrically-driven melody takes a surprising turn. The human voice recedes into the background, giving in to the tidal power of the music.

Read more of Max Gray at Big City Sasquatch or follow him on Twitter @City_Sasquatch. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Encounters, Mount Hope, Conte,, and English Kills Review. He co-hosts the etymology podcast Words For Dinner and is a graduate of the Rutgers-Newark MFA program. More from this author →