The Postelles

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The Postelles
Origin New York City, New York
Genres Indie rock, alternative rock, indie pop
Years active 2008–present
Labels +1 Records, Capitol Records
Associated acts The Strokes, Alex Winston
Website [1]
Members Daniel Balk
Billy Cadden
David Dargahi
John Speyer

The Postelles are four-piece rock band hailing from New York City. They formed at Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The band released their debut album, The Postelles, on June 7, 2011.[1] It was produced by Albert Hammond Jr. of The Strokes.[2] The album was recorded at Quad Studios and Looking Glass Studios both in New York,[3] and mixed by John O'Mahony in the Electric Lady Studios. The album was nominated for Best Rock/Hard Rock album in the Independent Music Awards.[4]

The band has played at Bonnaroo Music Festival, Lollapalooza, and Iceland Airwaves.[5] They have toured with Kings of Leon, The Kooks, Vampire Weekend, Fun., Interpol and The Kills.[6]

Their second album, ...And It Shook Me was released on April 23, 2013. Allmusic journalist Stephen Thomas Erlewine called the album "a lively, bright collection of sharp pop" and says "what impresses isn't the hooks themselves but how the Postelles craft the riffs and melodies into songs, how they retain a brightness to their punch without ever seeming saccharine, how they seem to celebrate exuberance, not detachment."[7]


  1. ^ "The Postelles Go Indie for Long-Delayed Debut Album". Billboard. 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  2. ^ Ganz, Caryn (2010-10-12). "The Postelles | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  3. ^ "The Postelles tell tales of recording new album". Consequence of Sound. 2009-10-27. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  4. ^ "Nominees : Album : Rock/Hard Rock". The Independent Music Awards. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  5. ^ Deming, Mark (2010-07-27). "The Postelles - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  6. ^ "The Postelles To Support The Kooks On Fall North American Tour". The Audio Perv. 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  7. ^ "AllMusic Streams It All: The Postelles - ...And It Shook Me : The AllMusic Blog". Retrieved 2013-04-16. 

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