New York-based band Brookville and Unfiltered Records label mates The Postmarks announced today that they will co-headline a tour beginning September 29 at Hotel Utah in San Francisco.
This is also the release date for Brookville’s latest release Broken Lights.
Brookville and The Postmarks, who recently released their sophomore CD/LP Memoirs at the End of the World are both signed to Unfiltered Records which is run by Brookville’s Andy Chase. Chase, who is also from the band Ivy, runs the six-year old Unfiltered under a new agreement with Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group (ILG) to distribute his label.
The connections don’t end here either. Andy Chase mixed “Memoirs” and The Postmarks’ female lead singer Tim Yehezkely duets with Andy on Brookville’s “Break My Heart”. Expect to see the pair collaborating on stage on this tour as well.
09/29 @ Hotel Utah, San Francisco, CA *(Broken Lights release date)
10/02 @ Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA
10/05 @ Hi Dive, Denver, CO
10/06 @ The B Side Lounge, Boulder CO
10/08 @ Emo's Inside, Austin, TX
10/09 @ Mink, Houston, TX.
10/13 @ Double Door, Chicago, IL
10/15 @ Radio Radio, Indianapolis IN
10/16 @ Southgate House, Newport, KY
10/17 @ Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
10/19 @ Middle East, Boston MA (The Postmarks only)
10/20 @ The North Star, Philadelphia PA
10/22 @ Canal Room, New York NY (ASCAP Showcase @ CMJ – The Postmarks only)
10/24 @ The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY (The Postmarks only)
Additional tour dates to be added.
ABOUT THE POSTMARKS:
Memoirs At The End of the World, the new album from Miami based indie trio The Postmarks received a glowing review from Pitchfork recently calling Memoirs "a thing of pristine orchestrated pop beauty." Their track "No One Said This Would be Easy" was KCRW's "Today's Top Tune" on release day, August 25th. The New York Post called Memoirs "a gorgeous array of layered vocals, one more delicious than the next." Seventeen also showed their support; "The lead female singer, Tim (we love that name for a girl!), has an incredible voice. Their tunes make us want to break up with our boyfriends — just so we have an excuse to listen to this record on full-blast!"
The Postmarks are led by Tel Aviv born female singer/songwriter Tim Yehezkely, a beautiful, yet inscrutable individual possessed of a soft-textured voice that's simultaneously seductive and detached. Memoirs is the follow up to the band's 2007 debut self-titled album and 2008 covers album entitled By The Numbers. The band has a headlining tour under their belt, played Lollapalooza in 2007 and has toured with Múm, The Apples in Stereo, The Album Leaf, and The New Pornographers. They recently got back from a series of dates in support of Memoirs with Peter Bjorn and John, stellastarr* and Wild Light.
Andy Chase wears many hats – label co-owner (Unfiltered), producer (Juliana Hatfield, Tahiti 80), film composer (The Farrelly Brothers Shallow Hal), recording studio owner (Stratosphere Sound with James Iha and Adam Schlesinger) and musician (Ivy, Paco). For Broken Lights, however, Chase for the first time handed over his producer hat to good friend Pedro Resende of the band Tahiti 80.
The project took on an unexpected direction, with Resende coaxing the nuance out of Chase’s vocals giving Broken Lights much more of a singer-songwriter sensibility than earlier Brookville efforts.
So different, in fact, that Chase considered releasing it under another band name. Eventually it became clear that Broken Lights is merely the next evolution in sound for Brookville.
The disc’s sometimes moody, often pensive and experimental quality, in both its lyrics and music, makes Broken Lights a more compelling direction for the band.
Standout tracks are “Great Mistake” the almost-sunny plea of a lover who begs for freedom; the ethereal yet piercing “Dreaming On”, “Break My Heart,” and an evocative cover of The Go-Betweens guitarist Grant McLennan’s “Haunted House”.