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The Postelles,
The Postelles Astralwerks Records, Oct. 12

By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



If you’ve heard OK Go’s “It’s a Disaster” you’ve been here before; it’s an entire album of Strokes guitars doing Buzzcocks things to Buddy Holly and ’60s Britrock. The New York foursome is somewhat of an enigma; there’s really no explanation in the usual places — Wiki, MySpace, Facebook, etc. — for their existence, no tale of origin, so I’m going to assume they’re label-concocted Johnny-come-latelys to the whole Strokes thing, having been signed on the strength of an EP and hoping in their hearts that the world misses Murray the K and whatnot enough to allow a new flood of New Radicals types into the matrix. The full-length begins with the EP’s first two tunes: the hook of “White Night” is old-school bubblepop similar to a sped-up version of Ramones’s “Rock & Roll Radio” or Ben Kweller’s “I Gotta Move,” “Sleep on the Dance Floor” is medium-speed sock-hop Buddy Holly, and then we’re into Strokes/Elvis Costello-tinged metrosexual stuff for the balance forward (“123 Stop” covers the same melodic bases as “Peace Love & Understanding”).

B+ —Eric W. Saeger
 






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