The Postelles' Perky, Strokes-Like '123 Stop'

Download a song from the NYC band's self-titled debut album

June 3, 2011 2:55 PM ET
The Postelles' Perky, Strokes-Like '123 Stop'

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Much like the Strokes, the members of the Postelles met at a Manhattan high school and play tightly constructed retro rock built on the foundation of new wave and Motown. But while the Strokes have an aloof, cool-dude vibe, the Postelles are perky and big-hearted. "123 Stop," a highlight from their their debut self-titled full-length album was produced by Strokes member Albert Hammond, Jr. and showcases the band at their sunny best. The album will hit stores on June 7th, but you can stream or download the song today.

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