The Postelles to Release Eponymous Debut on June 1st
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 10:06:32
After much anticipation and a misadventure with a major label, The Postelles' eponymous debut album will be released by +1 Records on June 7th. The record, co-produced by band and The Strokes' Albert Hammond, Jr., exudes a raw exuberance that places the New York City-based quartet in an ideological lineage that can be traced back to such '50s and early '60s icons as Buddy Holly and Sam Cooke and winds all the way through The Velvet Underground, The Ramones, Blondie and the Walkmen - artists with disparate sensibilities but a common allegiance to the unabashedly unadorned rock song.
A free audio download of "Sleep on the Dance Floor" is available for a limited time here.
Albert Hammond, Jr. actually co-produced their debut EP, White Night. The EP created a buzz both in the States and in the UK, where influential Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe began playing the title track. Soon they were touring with the likes of The Kills, Vampire Weekend, The Wombats and Jack Penate, playing major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo (twice) and CMJ and performing at The Who Tribute Concert at New York City's Carnegie Hall. Seeking to capture the energy of their live shows on their full-length album, they headed back into the studio with Hammond in 2010. And then they were dropped by the major label to which they were signed. The band went on tour with Kings of Leon the following week and never looked back.
The Postelles Album Track Listing:
1. White Night
2. Sleep on the Dance Floor
3. 123 Stop
4. Boy's Best Friend
5. Can't Stand Still
6. Hold On
8. Hey Little Sister
9. Whisper Whisper
10. Sound The Alarms
11. Blue Room
12. She She
Did you listen to The Postelles' "Sleep on the Dance Floor?"