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Pitchfork Gives a 7.6 Rating to The Postmarks' New Album

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​South Florida artists -- with the exception of Rick Ross -- continue to get high marks on the notoriously difficult-to-please music site Pitchfork. This time it is The Postmarks who manage to snag a 7.6 rating from reviewer Matthew Solarski. In the review for their latest album, Memoirs at the End of the World, Solarski theorizes, "If the Postmarks' delightful, weather-obsessed, self-titled 2007 debut didn't quite catch fire, blame the times."

This is what he had to say about the album itself:

Yehezkely, with her limited range and slightly detached delivery, effectively bridges that gap between the music's indulgent/escapist tendencies and our desire to connect with it despite that distance. With her the Postmarks very well may have found a way to speak to both of the indie pop worlds they once seemed so precariously caught between: an unlikely marriage of craft and unpracticed charm, and a music made for dreamers and by dreamers. Can't wait for the sequel.

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Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as MiamiNights.com and OnBeat.com. He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
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