Blues, Folk, & Country, Rock & Pop

The Postmarks

When: Tue., Sept. 29, 8 p.m. 2009

The Postmarks' indie pop favors the continental sounds of the Sixties, particularly in the breezy vocals of Tim Yehezkely. Her style brings to mind French pop chanteuses and their followers who have fronted the Cardigans, Saint Etienne, Talulah Gosh, and Stereolab. The band's latest release, Memoirs from the End of the World, takes another swinging Sixties turn with dramatic orchestrations -- strings, tympani, horns, glockenspiel -- in the manner of film score composers John Barry, Lalo Schifrin, and Roy Budd. The music's heat amplifies Yehezkely's cool by contrast rather than volume, and her songs of romantic reverie and international jet-setting are charming and sophisticated. Touring without an orchestra, it will be interesting to see how they reproduce the record's soundtrack dynamic as they kick off a cross-country tour with Brookville at the Hotel Utah Saloon (500 4th St., San Francisco) on Tuesday, Sept. 29. 8 p.m., $10, $13.

Eli Messinger

Price: $10-$13

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