The Postmarks and the Apples in Stereo at Culture Room Tonight!!
Broward County's the Postmarks have the music industry paying attention to their sugary sounds in a big way. It may have taken two years to put out their debut, self-titled album, but now that it's on shelves, everyone from Spin to the New Pornographers seems to want a piece of them. The reason they draw so much attention is because of the Brian Wilson-like rock that they churn out with the stellar songwriting of band member Christopher Moll. That's made them the new emo darlings of college radio, and it doesn't hurt that lead singer Tim Yehezkely is as dreamy as they come. Her melodic voice (yes, Tim is a she) and baby-soft tone is potent enough to make a grown man cry. The Postmarks sing of love lost and of heartache, not a subject that's underrepresented in the pop universe. But they do it so much better than most.
As for the Denver-based Apples in Stereo...well, shit, we don't know as much about them as we should. Then again, this isn't the Westword, so go read that rag if you want to learn more about them.
Wait...actually, go check out the show tonight at the Culture Room and you'll find out everything there is to know. --Jonathan Cunningham