Ever wonder what happens when a quartet of New York-based garage rockers gets together with one of ATG’s all-time favorite artists? Well, it probably sounds something like The Postelles’ new song “Pretend It’s Love,” featuring none other than the lovely Alex Winston. On their self-titled debut album, the Postelles honed their brand of 1950s revival rock with some production assistance from the Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr.. Their upcoming LP, …And It Shook Me, moves the band closer to the pop end of the spectrum, but man does it work. The back and forth between Winston and lead singer Daniel Balk is playful and sweet, which invokes the emotional state of pretend love but contradicts the fact that really, you’re just figuring out how the whole tale ends. That dichotomy, paired with a nice little guitar solo from David Dargahi and a never-ending refrain, makes this an instant pop classic.
The Postelles’ …And It Shook Me comes out April 23rd on +1 Records.
STREAM: The Postelles – “Pretend It’s Love (feat. Alex Winston)”