Still relatively unknown, The Postelles are an indie pop rock band that combines rock n roll, 70s punk, and 50s doo-wop to create catchy tunes. Their sound has been compared to bands such as, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, and Phoenix.
Albert Hammond, guitarist for The Strokes teamed up with the Postelles to help produce the track “123 Stop” along with 5 other tracks. Their self titled debut album was just realized on June 7th.
We had the opportunity to talk with them and this is what they told us…
One of the things that makes your band unique is the blend of 1950s doo-wop, 60s rock n roll, and 70s punk. What bands from these eras are your biggest influences?
From the 50’s we love Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and Sam Cooke to name a few. 60’s beatles, stones, velvet underground. 70’s we love the stooges, ramones, and the clash.
How did you guys hook up with Albert Hammond from The Strokes? We hear he produced 5 tracks on the new album. How was it working with Albert and how did he help to influence your sound?
We met Albert when we were in high school. We saw him walk by a tiny venue we were playing and asked him to check us out. He was nice enough to come and check us out and we remained friends ever since. It was great working with him, he taught us so much in the studio and really helped us shape a sound.
What is the story behind your first single White Night?
White Night is one of the first Postelle songs ever written. Its all about the fast pace of NYC and if you’re not careful it can catch up with you!
What are some of the current bands you are listening to?
We love the last MGMT record, they took a risk and it had this great 60s psychedelic sound. Seeing the Black Keys do straight forward blues inspired rock is great. Our friends The Ambassadors just made a really fantastic record, we’re gonna bring them on tour with us.
You guys are currently touring in the US. Any chance of an overseas tour at some point? Maybe Buenos Aires?
It would be one of our biggest dreams to come play in Argentina. Its a great music city and we’ve never played South America. We’re big soccer (futbol!) fans so if we get down there we’ve gotta check out some games. Hopefully soon!
Watch “White Night” from their first album