The Postelles by The Postelles on Apple Music

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EDITORS’ NOTES

New York City’s Postelles draw loose comparisons to the Strokes due to their similar spirit and kinetic energy and the fact that Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. was an early supporter and produced four tracks on this debut album. (The band produced the remaining tracks.) However, the Postelles have their own personality. They make the connection between ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll and the stripped-down flow of ‘70s new wave. Thrown together and you get infectious tunes such as “Sleep On the Dance Floor,” “123 Stop” and “Hey Little Sister” where dancing is permitted and toe-tapping is highly likely. The songs are a bit like Weezer without the overwhelming distortion. Singer Daniel Balk has a quirky delivery that makes him sound like he’s between accents and the backing vocals are free-spirited and promote the idea that music can be fun. Elements of the Go-Go’s, the Modern Lovers and Buddy Holly can be heard laced throughout.

EDITORS’ NOTES

New York City’s Postelles draw loose comparisons to the Strokes due to their similar spirit and kinetic energy and the fact that Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. was an early supporter and produced four tracks on this debut album. (The band produced the remaining tracks.) However, the Postelles have their own personality. They make the connection between ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll and the stripped-down flow of ‘70s new wave. Thrown together and you get infectious tunes such as “Sleep On the Dance Floor,” “123 Stop” and “Hey Little Sister” where dancing is permitted and toe-tapping is highly likely. The songs are a bit like Weezer without the overwhelming distortion. Singer Daniel Balk has a quirky delivery that makes him sound like he’s between accents and the backing vocals are free-spirited and promote the idea that music can be fun. Elements of the Go-Go’s, the Modern Lovers and Buddy Holly can be heard laced throughout.

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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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