Say Hello to the Angels / NYC

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"Say Hello to the Angels" / "NYC"
Interpol - Say Hello to the Angels and NYC cover art.jpg
Single by Interpol
from the album Turn on the Bright Lights
ReleasedApril 14, 2003
RecordedNovember 2001
Studio Tarquin Studios (Bridgeport, CT)
Genre "Say Hello to the Angels": "NYC":
Length
  • 4:28("Say Hello to the Angels")
  • 4:21 ("NYC")
Label Matador
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Interpol singles chronology
"Obstacle 1"
(2002)
"Say Hello to the Angels" / "NYC"
(2003)
"Slow Hands"
(2004)

"Say Hello to the Angels" and "NYC" are two songs by American rock band Interpol. Both songs were released as a double A-side 7" single on April 14, 2003, acting as the third single from their debut studio album, Turn on the Bright Lights (2002). The single peaked at number 65 on the UK Singles Chart.

Contents

"NYC" music video

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.

Reception

"NYC" has been included on several best-of lists. Consequence of Sound ranked it at number 46 on their Best Singles of the 2000s list. [2] Pitchfork 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

7" vinyl (OLE582-7):

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

CD (OLE582-2):

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

Charts

Chart (2003)Peak
position
UK Singles (OCC) [6] 65
UK Indie (OCC) [7] 8

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