...And It Shook Me by The Postelles on Apple Music

12 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

While The Postelles are often compared to their alt-rock contemporaries, the band's brand of power pop hails from the '70s, when it was common for groups to write songs with obvious hooks and harmonies. Where some modern bands like The Strokes (whose Albert Hammond produced The Postelles' debut album) value quirkiness and herky-jerky rhythms above all else, The Postelles love the flow of a great tune. Songs like "Caught by Surprise," "Oh My Luck," and "Parallel Love" don't fritter with complicated arrangements or too-clever productions; they simply let the lyrics tell the story and let the band do what's necessary. Guest Alex Winston adds her falsetto to "Pretend It's Love," where the man-woman battle is in full effect. The reverb glaze on "Sweet Water" adds a contemporary touch. "Running Red Lights" shoves the tight rhythm guitars right up front for great effect. This is a New York City band worthy of its town.

EDITORS’ NOTES

While The Postelles are often compared to their alt-rock contemporaries, the band's brand of power pop hails from the '70s, when it was common for groups to write songs with obvious hooks and harmonies. Where some modern bands like The Strokes (whose Albert Hammond produced The Postelles' debut album) value quirkiness and herky-jerky rhythms above all else, The Postelles love the flow of a great tune. Songs like "Caught by Surprise," "Oh My Luck," and "Parallel Love" don't fritter with complicated arrangements or too-clever productions; they simply let the lyrics tell the story and let the band do what's necessary. Guest Alex Winston adds her falsetto to "Pretend It's Love," where the man-woman battle is in full effect. The reverb glaze on "Sweet Water" adds a contemporary touch. "Running Red Lights" shoves the tight rhythm guitars right up front for great effect. This is a New York City band worthy of its town.

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About The Postelles

Playing propulsive pop tunes with a streetwise energy and rock & roll attitude, the Postelles are a four-piece group born and bred in New York City. Frontman Daniel Balk, lead guitarist David Dargahi, bassist John Speyer, and drummer Billy Cadden all met while they were attending the same high school in the Big Apple; they shared similar interests in music and played in a handful of garage bands, eventually putting the group together during their early college years. In 2007, the Postelles began playing shows and soon gained a valuable ally in Albert Hammond, Jr., guitarist with the Strokes. Hammond liked the Postelles' music enough to help produce a six-song EP for the band; the EP earned enthusiastic reviews and some British radio play, with BBC 1 disc jockey Zane Lowe spinning their tunes and praising the band on air. The buzz helped the Postelles set up a tour of Europe which included shows in London and Paris, and back home in the States the band was booked into two major summer festivals, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. In early 2009, the Postelles went back into the studio with Hammond to begin work on their debut album. The finished product didn't arrive until 2011, but the Postelles' self-titled debut proved to be worth the wait, earning strong reviews and paving the way for a summer tour. The Postelles toured into 2012 then began work on a second album. ...And It Shook Me appeared in the spring of 2013. ~ Mark Deming

  • ORIGIN
    New York, NY

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