Bands from the Big Apple: The Postelles

by on April 16, 2010

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here’s some music for your weekend…

As a native New Yorker, I love nothing more than finding and listening to great bands representing the Big Apple. In recent history we’ve had Vampire Weekend, the Strokes and MGMT rising above the skyscrapers to national prominence.

I think these guys may be next – they’re called The Postelles. Described as “a healthy diet of equal parts sweet Motown sound and New York’s grit and grime,” they have a fresh-yet-retro indie pop-rock sound that produces catchy, upbeat songs that you can listen to all day. Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond helped them produce their first EP “White Night” and their first full album has a release date of July 27th. You can download the title track of the EP for free here:

In my opinion, their best song is “123 Stop,” which will be released officially on their full album this summer. Watch a live version below and if you really like it, check out the acoustic version.

If you’re still not convinced, here’s a quote from the lead singer Daniel Balk on their upcoming album: “It’s going to be bigger than ‘Avatar,'” Daniel exclaims with assured bravado. “James Cameron can suck…on a piece of candy.”