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Best Local Album Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2007 - The Postmarks

Readers' Choice: hotrodsexgod, by The Hep Cat Boo Daddies
More than two years of fine-tuning and detail work went into creating this slice of mopey melancholy, and the results speak for themselves. Charting overseas and winning plenty of domestic college-radio airplay upon its February 2007 release, The Postmarks bore as much resemblance to a lowly local release as a cello does to a kazoo. Due to the perfectionism of bandleader and multi-instrumentalist Christopher Moll, every moment of this multitracked tapestry has been polished to within an inch of its life, with ear-pleasing results. Plus, when was the last time a local record was fortified with glockenspiel? Timpani? French horn? An entire string section?! All of which was impressive enough to curry the favor of Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne) and Andy Chase (Ivy), who produced the record. South Florida hasn't exactly been a hothouse nurturing the darling buds of pure pop perfection, but the Postmarks have at least laid the groundwork here. Yes, The Postmarks is delicate, fragile, sort of sad, and twee as all get-out, but damned if it isn't the most affecting collection of songs to come from this peninsula tip in a long, long time. Enjoy while gazing out a raindrop-covered window for maximum effect. Absinthe optional.
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brian
brian

regarding poster "jon". i totally agree. i mean...if you listen to the postmarks record, it clearly does NOT sound like a local band. new times have screwed up again. but they are an excellent jam band. with the funk brothers backing them, i once saw their drummer solo for what seemed like 20-25 minutes! jam on postmarks!

Jon
Jon

You're right, The Boo Daddies should have gotten best local record... cause that's what it is... The Postmarks have an INTERNATIONAL record... why must bands that do well from here always slog through the Subtropical section? That space is reserved for local artists trying to get attention... The Postmarks have more than enough attention worldwide... and if anything, they should have won for Best Live Jam Band... you should see their digeridoo player rip into the solo from (place Pink Floyd song here), it's cosmic!

jonas
jonas

Hep Cat Boo Daddies have the Best Album!!!Hands Down!Best album I've heard from a band down here in a long, long time.

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