The Postmarks @ Union Hall: Dream A Little Dream
Miami's The Postmarks headlined their first Brooklyn show yesterday evening and performed a stunning 40-minute set. The 5-piece's sound is most reminiscent of The Sundays, Cat Power's The Greatest LP, Camera Obscura and The Cardigans. In spite of frontwoman Tim Yelezkely's uncanny resemblance to a young Patti Smith, or maybe it's a 20-something Cher, her voice sounds nothing like either of the chanteuses.
Tim's vocals are sweet as candy, light as a feather and as soft as a newborn puppy. The gentle nature of The Postmarks' tunes plus the aforementioned airy vocals give the songs a surreal effect. It literally felt as if there was magic in the air last night.
While the band did a fine job highlighting most of their self-titled debut album, the closing 'Dreamer', as originally performed by Astrud Gilberto, may have been the strongest tune of the evening. With just the guitarist and Tim on stage, the cover was a beautiful way to end the night.
The quintet is in the middle of a full North American tour, which ends on May 12th. Check out all those dates here at the band's MySpace page.
MP3: The Postmarks - Goodbye