Review :: Postcards – Postcards


Postcards - Postcards (Fixture Records)

Lie: Edmonton doesn’t have summers. It feels like it, though. And as we enter into another forever-long snowy paralysis, the leather pants and busty corsets begin to hide behind North Face and Sun Ice and I’m forced to question: what do goths do without summer? Segue into Postcards debut cassette on Montreal’s everything-they-do-is-beautiful Fixture Records. Postcards have little to do with goths or their creative-leathers (that I know about), but they have secretly found the intersection between The Cure and Beat Happening and it’s the real soundtrack to The Lost Boys; dreamy summery backings that push weary, emotional murmurings into popular heights, breaking all shadows cast by beach pants and trench coats. It’s the weirdest depresso party album gleaning creative vices at undiscovered crossroads. It’s also got plenty of angular pop lurking around all 12 corners (reminiscent of other releases on the label). What more can you ask for? Fixture Records have delivered yet another trophy in the pop foray. Go and buy the cassette while I make another leather beach-ball.

Mensonge: Edmonton n’a pas d’étés. On dirait, pourtant. Et alors que nous entrons dans une autre éternelle paralysie neigeuse, les pantalons de cuir et les corsets généreux commence à se cacher derrière North Face et Sun Ice et je suis forcé de demander; qu’est-ce que les gothiques font sans l’été? Seguez dans la cassette des débuts de Postcards sur tout –ce-qu’ils-font-est-magnifique de Fixture Records à Montréal. Postcards n’a rien à avoir avec les gothiques et leur cuir créatif (pour ce que j’en sais), mais ils ont secrètement trouvé l’intersection entre The Cure et Beat Happening et c’est la vraie bande sonore pour The Lost Boys; des accompagnements estivaux rêveurs qui poussent de las murmures émotionnels vers des hauteurs populaires, brisant toutes les ombres jetées par des culottes de plage et de longs manteaux. C’est l’album de fête de déprime la plus bizarre glanant des vices créatifs à la croisée des chemins. Elle a aussi beaucoup de pop angulaire rôdant autour de ses 12 coins (rappelant les autres mises en vente sur l’étiquette). Qu’est-ce que vous pouvez demander de plus? Fixture Records a livré encore un autre trophée dans la percée pop. Allez et achetez la cassette pendant que je fais un ballon de plage en cuir.

Postcards – Gum

Postcards – Tell Them

Postcards – I Died




file under: cassette, New Canadiana, quebec.

birthed: 2009-11-23

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  1. I love love love these boys. I remember this one show they did at Barfly in Montreal, where this smelly hippie guy with dreadlocks pushed his way to the front of the audience, began skanking like he was listening to reggae, then began taking his shirts off (he was wearing two t-shirts). After every song (and sometimes in the middle of songs) he would put his shirts back on. It was kind of shitty, but then the Postcards played “Gum” and I started to sway merrily to the rhythm.

    And that son, is where babies come from.

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