plus The Arkells / Ambasadors
Tuesday, Mar 05, 2013 8:00 PM EST
(7:00 PM Doors)
Santos Party House, New York, NY
16 years and over
:: The Postelles ::
“Sound check is always easy,” explains Daniel Balk lead singer for the young twenty-somethings New York City band, the Postelles. “When we play gigs we just plug in our instruments and play to have fun. There’s no synthesizer or computer to set up. It’s about the songs, not the sounds we’re able to make.” This is a sentiment that distinguishes the band – bassist John Speyer, drummer Billy Cadden, and lead guitarist David Dargahi – from many of their contemporaries. Of late, the New York city’s music scene has been defined by a set of Brooklyn bands. But the Postelles are Manhattan kids—born and raised in the city and influenced by a different lineage of music. “We’re not trying to be different,” further explains John “We just feel that we’ve found the right medium for our music.” With the release of the “White Night” EP and their debut full-length to follow on May 3, 2011, the band defines itself both as an antidote to the dominant trend of quirky, self-referential rock and as a powerful new voice in the classic pop lineage.