Stepping into the Spotlight with The Postelles

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Every week we like to spotlight a rising band from outside of New England. Today, we get to know New York’s The Postelles. You can catch band in Boston when they play TT the Bear’s Place on Thursday, July 7.

Band Members:
Daniel Balk: Lead Vocals (New York, New York)
David Dargahi: Lead Guitar (New York, New York)
John Speyer: Bass (New York, New York)
Billy Cadden: Drums (New York, New York)

The Postelles (2011)
White Night EP (2010)


How did you form/start?

We all met in high school and formed as soon as we graduated. Dan and I were both obsessed with The Beatles and decided we needed to be in a band together the second we met.

Finish the sentence, someone would like your band if they like…

… to dance to rock music.

What song of yours should people listen to first and why?

I’d say “White Night” is a pretty good mission statement of our band. It’s one of the first we wrote and we still love to play it.

Walk us through your songwriting process.

Depends on the song but usually Dan has some melody and shows it to us and we all see what we can do with it. The best songs of ours are the ones we were all in a room creating together.

Tell us a little bit about your latest album.

It’s our debut LP and has the best 12 songs we’ve written in our 22 years of life! We recorded it all in New York City, produced by us and Albert Hammond Jr of The Strokes.

What has your most memorable moment as a band been?

I think playing for thousands at Bonnaroo was a pretty surreal moment. We were surrounded by all these great bands and it really felt like we’ve finally become a real band.

What has been the hardest part of building your name onto the national level?

You really have to pay your dues touring. We’ve done multiple full US tours that are definitely the most fun thing you can do but also incredibly demanding. If you want to be known nationally, get started by hitting the road hard.

Who are the best bands from your hometown that we might not know about?

The Harlem Shakes were a band based out of New York City that only released one album and an EP but they are an incredible band that I think people will be enjoying for years to come.

What band would you most like to open for?

We love MGMT and what they did with their 2nd album so that would be great. Girls are a great band that write truly amazing songs.

Who is your all-time favorite Boston band?

The Cars and the Pixies if they count.

What are your thoughts on playing Boston?

Boston’s cool because it has so many young people living there studying. We’ve done some pretty awesome shows in Boston like when we played the House Of Blues with Interpol but are really looking forward to headlining there!

What can people expect from your live show and why should our readers catch your next stop in Boston?

We really put our heart into our live show and want people to leave the night with a memory. We want it to be the best party you’ll go to all year.

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