The Postelles are part of an ideological bloodline that connects The Velvet Underground to the Ramones to Blondie and Television to the Walkmen, artists with unique and varied sensibilities, certainly, but who have in common an allegiance to the unabashedly unadorned rock song.
In fact, it was during the late 90s, when New York had no unified sound to speak of and the members of The Postelles were just kids poring over their parents' record collections, that the seeds of the band's sound were sown.
They were all reared on 50s and early 60s rock and roll – Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles – these were the bands they heard as kids, these were the bands they aspired to be, and these were the bands that initially brought them together.
Citing influences from Motown to Woody Allen, The Postelles serve up a hopelessly catchy head-bopping rock 'n roll groove. Imagine a more modern take on the soundtrack to a 1950s prom with a New York edge thrown in for good measure.
The young retro-rock quartet has played such festivals as All Points West, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Iceland Airwaves and Camden Crawl, and with bands such as Vampire Weekend, Fanfarlo, The Kills, The Wombats, and Jack Penate.
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