June 20, 2011

The Postelles @the Garrison on June 15th, (NXNE2011)

After the Lower Dens performance; I really needed something epic bring up my mood. It was just about time when NY rockers - The Postelles - hit the stage and delivered a performance so epic that my entire mood changed for the rest of the night!

The tunes from their recent self titled release - which was produced by the Strokes' guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. - were all that the audience needed. They had fresh, playful, hard-rocking hooks; and infectious 60's swing. Their singer - Daniel Balk - reminded me of Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner - his voice was unique and compelling - he was also easily able to engage the audience. I found myself dancing around and humming the tunes from the first verse and on - they have very memorable melodies.

What I loved about their performance the most was the band themselves were having so much fun on the stage. As they exchanged a big smile and strong eye contacts among each other, it made me feel so happy to be the part of the performance. A cover of Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog" coated their performance with sugar; making it even sweeter.

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