Friday, June 5, 2009

Live Review -The Postelles @ Santos

On what turned out to be a warm night after a cold day in New York, a couple hundred city slickers packed SoHo's Santos Party House and cranked up the heat as New York's own Postelles took time from the studio to party in their own backyard. The Postelles were a band that broke out last year and caught the attention of Strokes member Albert Hammond Jr as he got behind the deck to produce a few songs off the band's debut EP. The crowd last night was hungry to hear some news songs from what the band has been conjuring up in the studio again with Hammond. Not only did the band deliver, but they fed off the energy of the crowd and showed off their talents. The Postelles sound is very unique, they are a combination of Garage rock meets Surf and New Wave, think Vampire Weekend meets The Animals meets The Strokes. Aside from the ultra catchy songs, the band has such a swagger about themselves on stage, singer Daniel Balk reminds me of Brandon Boyd of Incubus with his charisma and shimmy antics on stage. Guitarist David Dargah and Bassist John Speyer (who looks like John Krasinki of The Office) swing around stage as if its a playground and are just so much fun to watch. Yet as always, its the drummer who is the backbone and beat maker as Billy Cadden with his signature sunglasses, had the place jumping for the bands hour long set. The Postelles are the perfect band for this season and one you should check out as they are hitting the festival circuit with Bonaroo and All Points West this summer.