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The Postelles tell tales of recording new album

on October 27, 2009, 4:00pm

Sometimes recording an album is a fairly mundane process that involves removing yourself from the rest of the world for a few months. But if you’re the garage band The Postelles, you like to make things a bit more complicated.

Per an interview with Spinner, the band decided to split recording into two very unique locations before finishing the album in their van between tour stops, including a recent gig at the Iceland Airwaves festival.

“Recording was a multifaceted process,” frontman Daniel Balk said. “First, we rented space at a studio called Quad Studios in Times Square, which was really weird because, as New Yorkers, we don’t really spend a lot of time there.”

Yes, that’s the same studio where Tupac got shot. Then their next stop, which may seem to needlessly make the whole ordeal longer than necessary, was a move of creative brilliance.

“So we were there for four days at first just, as an initial push and we basically worked 15, 16-hour days and we just went nuts,” Balk said. “That was half the record. The other half we did at Phillip Glass’ Looking Glass Studio with our friend Albert Hammond, Jr. of the Strokes. Very different experiences.”

What they’re now left with is songs that take a Strokes level retro rock and feeds it through a combination garage rock/Wall of Sound machine. Two songs, “Can’t Stand Still” and “Boy’s Best Friend”, are available now on the band’s MySpace.

Stay tuned for more album details and tour plans.