THE POSTMARKS "The Remixes EP"
Back in the '03, Little Elpees had a label that released the best unheard record of that year. A little band from Miami full of sadness and sunshine called See Venus. They came to CMJ that previous autumn, armed with vibraphones, tambourines, and sassy melodies and pretty much left everyone in the audience in awe. Even Harvey Williams. The record was the orchestrated and bouncy Hard Times For Dreamers, a title that Chris Moll (the Brian Wilson of the group) came up with during a blizzard, snowed in at my Saint George apartment, watching Amelie. OK, I'll take some credit.
Anyway, See Venus broke my heart because what they possessed in absolute beauty and talent, they lacked in keeping it all together. No tour, stillborn album, the end. But not the end! Chris Moll is back on Andy from Ivy's Unfiltered label with his lovely trio, the Postmarks. Their debut full length is in the can, but they'll be releasing some little ditties here and there, plus a remixes EP with re-spins from Tahiti 80, James Iha, and more.
Here's one in time for the upcoming evil weekend. I'm building a haunted house in the basement and using this as the entrance music. Boo!
(EVERYDAY IS) HALLOWEEN