Inception proved that being too clever and labyrinthine can result in a Sudoku-like experience that leaves your audience thinking, “Who cares?”, and The Postelles have heeded this lesson. The 4-piece band, aided by The Strokes’ Albert Hammond, Jr. on production, have created a simply visceral affair on their upcoming full-length debut that asks you to put down your measuring stick and move something.
Last Night in a dream interview in which everyone wore a neon-green t-shirt, “We are not all the same” was uttered. The Postelles’ sound mimics The Strokes’ debut, with straightforward garage pop-rock songs about girls, late nights, parties, and chicks. Citing heavy influence by the 50′s and 60′s pop music aesthetic of “plug in and play”, vocal interplay between the lead singer and someone else in the band create some great call and response, and otherwise their knack for writing pop songs and playing them with determination makes for a consistent album. If you love the lead single White Night you will at least “like” the whole album.
Do sunny days bore you because you’ve seen them before? Has the sound of the wind blowing through the trees gotten old? Are The Beatles passé? Then this record is not for you. For those of us willing to enjoy a good tune without asking what new sub-genre it has created, you will find yourself singing these songs while dancing through the streets.