Monday, September 28, 2009

Newmusicmonday #11-Addendum:: The Postmarks, Kind Hearts & Castanets

I went to an open innovation talk at UCBerkeley, which I'll blog about later.  The speaker was from the Goog.  On the winding drive home along Grizzly Peak, I heard The Postmarks on KALX {last 24 hours of songs}, the college indie station.  They have a relatively new single, "No One Said This Would Be Easy" from a new album, Memories at the End of the World.  There's a hint of Isobel Campbell here, so while I hate those kinds of comparisons, there you go.  ¡Viva la casteneda!

I first came across The Postmarks in early 2007 {MySpace}.  'Twas a time of schmoop & poses.  I was going to put this video in a long post called "animated music video festival," but I never got around to it.  I love this song & video, but those who know me know that I'm a sucker for the right mix of bittersweet lyrics, female vocals, and interesting arrangements {particularly with horns}.

The Postmarks are on a US tour right now & will be playing San Francisco tomorrow night at 8PM at Hotel Utah Saloon {500 4th St., San Francisco, California 94107}. They are playing with Brookville, featuring Andy Chase of Ivy. There will be two shows in NYC, on on 22 October at 8:00 PM at the -Canal Room - ASCAP Showcase @ CMJ {285 West Broadway, New York, New York 10013}, but the show I'd love to see is in Brooklyn on 24 October at The Bell House w/a Rhizomicon fave. Au Revoir Simone {149 7th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215 in Gowanus}.

Twitterversion:: #newmusicmonday @ThePostmarks heard on @KALXradio here in #Berkeley. On tour & playing in #SanFrancisco tomorrow 8PM.  @Prof_K

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