The Postelles answered several fan questions posted at their Facebook on May 6th. The New York City indie rock group also confirmed that a follow-up to their 2011 self-titled debut album is near completion. Among the questions and answers:
For all touring questions: We are finishing up our new album right now and as soon as it’s done we’re going to hit the road and hopefully hit all those spots!
Alicia: was the road to fame difficult? any advice for starting musicians?
The Postelles: Dedicate yourself fully to it, be patient and practice and listen to music all day and all night!
Riley: What was it like working with Albert Hammond, Jr.?
The Postelles: He’s a righteous dude, taught us a lot about recording
The Postelles bassist John Speyer spoke with Donewaiting.com in a Q&A, where the recording artist talked about the band being compared to The Strokes, working with Albert Hammond Jr., long drives on tour, how he loves talking about baseball and music, being excited about The Stone Roses reuniting, and more.
“We did Vegas to New York in 45 hours. To be honest, they are all tolerable, we have to do them all,” Speyer said about road trips. “I spend so much time in the van, I dread anything more than 20 minutes. My ideal would be a 3-hour drive every day but that never happens. We try not to do the overnight thing but sometimes we’re forced to. You play 25 shows in 30 days, if you’re going crazy and staying out until 3am and then driving, you just lose your mind right away.”
The Postelles singer Daniel Balk did an e-mail interview with The New Current, discussing touring the UK, memorable shows, their debut album’s upcoming U.S. release, and the CD’s writing process. On the latter topic, Balk said, “Creating the songs is always the most fun process for us as a band. I usually will come into the rehearsal space with a melody or chord change and we will all orchestrate the songs together which can lead into the late hours of the night or early morning. When a song works, there is no better feeling.”