The Postelles Announce EP and Tour Plans
NYC rock quartet The Postelles has announced plans to release a new 4-track EP 'White Night' (Astralwerks / Capitol) on March 2nd, 2010. 'White Night' will be available digitally and will include three brand new songs, "White Night," "Sleep on the Dance Floor," and "Looking Glass," which were produced by The Strokes axeman Albert Hammond Jr and The Postelles.
The digital EP also features an iTunes exclusive remix of "Sleep on the Dance Floor" by Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor. The young NYC-based foursome, who are no strangers to downtown clubs, will play a three week residency at the Bowery Electric starting February 3rd before heading out with Hockey starting March 11th in Minneapolis, MN through April 10th in Portland, OR with an expected stop at this year's South By Southwest Festival (full schedule below). They will also play a special benefit tribute to The Who on March 2nd at the prestigious Carnegie Hall.
The Postelles met in high school on NYC's Upper West Side and have spent the last few years perfecting their hopelessly catchy rock grooves together. Citing influences from Motown to Woody Allen, they provide a modern take to the soundtrack of a 1950's prom with a New York edge. According the Rolling Stone, "The Postelles channel Joe Jackson and Elvis Costello and – more recently – the Arctic Monkeys and the Strokes, building songs from brief guitar stabs and sounding like the wound-up early hours of what will be a long Saturday night on the town. There are elements of both mod and post-punk, but The Postelles have a sneering attitude all their own..." Entertainment Weekly describe the Postelles as having a "Sunny garage-bop sound," while Spin has said, "they serve up a hooked-at-the-gills, head-bobbing rock'n'roll groove."
The quartet has played major festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, SXSW, All Points West, Iceland's Airwaves Festival and CMJ. They've recently played dates with Vampire Weekend, Yeasayer, and fanfarlo. The band is expected to announce another string of tour dates after the Hockey tour. Their self-titled full length CD will be released later this year. The Postelles consist of Daniel Balk (lead vocals, guitar), David Dargahi (lead guitar), John Speyer (bass) and Billy Cadden (drums).
The Postelles On Tour:
2/3/10 Bowery Electric NYC, NY
2/10/10 Bowery Electirc NYC, NY
2/17/10 Bowery Electric NYC, NY
3/2/10 Carnegie Hall NYC, NY (The Who Tribute)
03/11/10 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, Minnesota
03/13/10 Outland on Liberty Columbus, Ohio
03/15/10 Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
03/16/10 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, D.C.
03/19/20 SXSW Austin, TX
03/20/10 SXSW Austin, TX
03/23/10 Mercy Lounge Nashville, Tennessee
03/24/10 Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, Georgia
03/25/10 Cafe 11 St. Augustine, Florida
03/26/10 Club Downunder Tallahassee, Florida
03/27/10 Bottletree Birmingham, Alabama
03/29/10 Thirsty Hippo Hattiesburg, Mississippi
03/30/10 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, Louisiana
04/01/10 Warehouse Live Houston, Texas
04/02/10 Emo's Austin, Texas
04/03/10 The Loft Dallas, Texas
04/06/10 Larimer Lounge Denver, Colorado
04/08/10 The Neurolux Boise, Idaho
04/10/10 Wonder Ballroom Portland, Oregon
White Night EP Tracklisting:
Sleep on the Dance Floor
Sleep on the Dance Floor (Chris Taylor Remix) *iTunes exclusive
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