Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Athlete; The Postelles @ Bowery Ballroom

Athlete; The Postelles
@ Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY - November 3, 2009

A lot of bands that sound like Athlete - the Travis', the Snow Patrols, the BellX1's, - have one or two (three if they're lucky) killer songs and a whole lot of mediocrity. Athlete on the other hand have a steady stream of consistently solid tuneage. In the spirit of the season (fitting for a band from across the pond really): they bang out a homer or two like the all-stars mentioned but then they back it up with a barrage of doubles and singles. No strikeouts. The reggae twist to some of the songs gives them something to stand out with. Affable blokes too, that helps.

The Postelles are a hard working local band that sound like the Strokes. That's it. They sound like the Strokes. They don't sound like the legendary original bands that inspired the Strokes. They don't sound like the other bands since the Strokes who sound like the Strokes. They sound like the Strokes. Well...there is more of a concentration on 50's and 60's sh-bop rock but still, for the love of pete - they sound like the Strokes. They are clearly a band of professional music students intending to make records made up entirely of hit singles and this will work just fine. Yes, yes it will.

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1 Comments:

At November 4, 2009 at 1:29:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think The Postelles sound that much like the Strokes. They have a bigger pop sound and don't take themselves as seriously, really a lot more fun than the Strokes ever were.

 

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