The Postelles release ‘Summer Undercovers’ and Announce US Tour

The Postelles’ Summer Undercovers is out today – and fans can get a free download of it at http://www.thepostelles.com and on their Facebook fan page. The release is a gift to their fans for all of their support over their album release and headlining tour. It features the band’s covers of The Smith’s “Ask,” Joe Jones’ “California Sun,” Wreckless Eric’s “Whole Wide World” and The Ramones’ “Beat on The Brat.” Each of the tracks premiered over the past few days in anticipation of today’s release. The Postelles’ version of “Ask” was given its debut last Thursday by Paste. On Friday NYLON premiered “California Sun” and Alternative Press debuted The Postelles’< live version of "Beat on The Brat," recorded at New York City's Mercury Lounge in June. Yesterday My Old Kentucky Blog premiered "Whole Wide World". The Wombats will be taking The Postelles out as the main supporting act on their entire U.S. tour, which launches with a CMJ show on October 19th at Webster Hall in New York City and concludes at the Crocodile Café in Seattle on November 12th. The Postelles will also be playing numerous headline shows and festivals between now and the end of the year in support of their self-titled debut album, which was produced by the band and The Strokes' Albert Hammond, Jr. The Postelles will play their first-ever acoustic show on July 26th at Rockwood Music Hall in their hometown of New York City. They're also performing at the Escape To New York Festival on August 5th (with Patti Smith, Edward Sharpe, Best Coast) and an August 27th event to benefit Non-Profit Music Unites' continued efforts to fund sustainable music education programs as part of The Surf Lodge Summer Music Series in Montauk, NY. The band will also play the Music Midtown Festival (with Coldplay, The Black Keys) on September 24th in Atlanta, GA and a few shows with Young The Giant around the festival. See below for a full listing of upcoming tour dates. More dates will be announced soon.