Monday, 8 March 2010

Track of the Week 2010: #10

The Postmarks – No One Said This Would Be Easy

We've all heard repeatedly about the proposal to axe BBC 6Music in favour of keeping worthless radio channels such as Radio7 and television shows as Hotter Then My Daughter. Personally with the details being leaked so far in advanced of any closure I feel that the whole thing is something of a deliberate attempt to raise the profile of 6Music. If nothing else, then it's working. I used to listen to 6Music when I was in my first year of University and until this past week had failed to tune in again on anything resembling a regular basis.

For the first time in ages after getting home from the pub last week I decided to stick on 6Music (listening online as I don't own a digital radio) and lo-and-behold the first song that I heard was something that I'd never heard before and was also right up my street. That song was 'No One Said It Would Be Easy' by The Postmarks.

According to Wikipedia The Postmarks are from Florida and have recently released their second album proper, Memoirs At The End of The World. This week's Track of the Week is the lead single from it and is indebted to the best in cinematic '60s pop music. Of course I've embedded the track below (as is traditional), and highly recommend it to anyone who has even a passing liking for Camera Obscura or The Last Shadow Puppets.

Because BBC 6Music is great you may want to add your voice to those who want to see it (along with the Asian Network) saved. There is a petition here for that purpose.

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