After being signed to, and then unceremoniously dropped by, a major label, New York rock and roll quartet the Postelles finally released their long-delayed debut album last month. In all that time the music clearly built up, since they’ve already dropped a free follow-up: the Summer Undercovers EP. As implied by the title, it’s a set of covers that offer some old-fashioned summer fun.
Songs include Joe Jones’ “California Sun,” Wreckless Eric’s “Whole Wide World,” and the Smiths’ “Ask,” which these days seems to be being canonized as a “summer song.” The band is often compared to the Strokes (Albert Hammond Jr. produced their full-length), but these tunes show a bit more polish and less sneer than their Manhattan peers. Well, except for their live take on “Beat on the Brat,” which is all attitude. Stream and download the full EP below.