THE POSTELLES TEAM UP WITH NEW YORK MAGAZINE’S “VULTURE”

By on April 12, 2011
THE POSTELLES TEAM UP WITH NEW YORK MAGAZINE’S “VULTURE” TO ANNOUNCE RECORD RELEASE TOUR
AND PREMIERE NEW VIDEO
Photo Credit: Harper Smith

HEADLINING JAUNT KICKS OFF JUNE 7th, COINCIDING WITH +1 RECORDS’ RELEASE OF THE BAND’S SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM, PRODUCED BY THE POSTELLES AND
THE STROKES’ ALBERT HAMMOND, JR.

Today New York Magazine’s “Vulture” premiered The Postelles’new video, “Hold On,” and announced the dates for the band’s upcoming Record Release Tour. Fans can check out the video, an acoustic version of The Postelles’ “Hold On” shot roadside in Tennessee, in the midst of a US tour, at New York Magazine.


The Postelles’ Record Release Tour will kick off on June 7th, coinciding with the release of their self-titled debut album on +1 Records, the indie label that introduced you to The Morning Benders and The Heavy. The headlining jaunt will begin with a two-night stand (June 7th & 8th) at the Mercury Lounge in the band’s hometown of New York City. The Ambassadorswill be supporting the June 7th Mercury Lounge show as well as the Philadelphia and Washington, DC shows. On June 28thThe Postelles will play The Echo in Los Angeles withPanAm opening. The tour concludes at T.T. the Bear’s Place in Boston on July 7th.See below for itinerary.
The record, co-produced by band and The Strokes’ Albert Hammond, Jr., exudes a raw exuberance that places The Postelles in an ideological lineage that can be traced back to such 50’s and early 60’s 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.
Tracks from the album have already been widely licensed. “123 Stop” has been heard in the trailer for How Do You Know, which starred Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson and Jack Nicholson, while “White Night” was tapped by Fox’s “Raising Hope” and the CW’s “Vampire Diaries” and “90210.” The video for“White Night” entered rotation at mtvU, MTV2 and Music Choice and was named “Video of the Day” by Fuse and Paper“Sleep on the Dance Floor,” The Postelles’ latest video, was directed by filmmaker Tracy Antonopoulos and recently premiered at NYLONA free audio download of “Sleep on the Dance Floor” is available for a limited time at www.thepostelles.com.
A pre-order for the CD is underway at Amazon
From June 7th through July 6th, the vinyl edition of The Postelleswill be available exclusively at Insound stores. Fans can pre-order the vinyl at Insound.
Rolling Stone has described The Postelles as “sounding like the wound-up early hours of what will be a long Saturday night on the town” while Q Magazine extolled their “sheer charm and melodies that hook their way into your synapses and refuse to let go.”Entertainment Weekly praised the band’s “sunny garage-bop sound” and Spin noted: “[The Postelles] serve up a hooked-at-the-gills, head-bobbing rock’n’roll groove. And nowhere is their sound as refined as on ‘123 Stop,’ the band’s swaying new single.”
Formed in high school, The Postelles – comprising Daniel Balk (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), David Dargahi (vocals/lead guitar), John Speyer (bass) and Billy Cadden (percussion) – were playing shows around Manhattan by the time they were seniors. The band’s EP, also co-produced by Albert Hammond, Jr., created a buzz both Stateside and in the U.K., where influential Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe began playing the title track. They have since toured with the likes ofKings of Leon, Interpol, Free Energy, The Kills, Vampire Weekend, The Wombats and Jack Penate. In addition to playing major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo (twice) and CMJ, The Postellesperformed at The Who Tribute Concert at New York City’s Carnegie Hall and even recently supported the legendary Chuck Berry.
  
The Postelles – Record Release Tour
6/7          New York, NY                   Mercury Lounge
6/8          New York, NY                   Mercury Lounge
6/10          Philadelphia, PA                   Kung Fu Necktie
6/11          Washington, DC                   Red Palace
6/15          Toronto, ON, Canada          NXNE
6/16          Toronto, ON, Canada          NXNE
6/17          Chicago, IL                            Schubas
6/18          Milwaukee, WI                   Summer Soulstice Music Festival
6/20          Seattle, WA                            Tractor Tavern
6/23          San Francisco, CA           Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop
6/28          Los Angeles, CA                   The Echo
7/7         Boston, MA                           T.T. the Bear’s Place
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