Consisting of just four tracks that combine for a total of seven minutes playtime, the EP is concise but spares no aggression, as each track reeks with fervor. The listener is bombarded with melodic elements of post-hardcore along with rapid punk beats and a beautifully urgent vocal delivery. Nostalgic, heart-on-sleeve lyrics bring acts like American Nightmare and Touché Amoré to mind. Take “Wedding Bells,” the all too effective album opener, for example, which features lyrics such as, “Driving home from your nine to five, I hope you reminisce the front seats and sounds that made you feel alive. Is this all that I have left?” “Jones Beach,” the EP’s highlight, is another track that will tug at the heartstrings of now-grown-up punks yearning for their glory days. Every aspect of the EP is executed with meticulous detail and unbridled emotion and, overall, Postcards makes for a brief but cathartic journey that forecasts a bright future for Gatherer. (muzikdizcovery.com
released 17 July 2012
Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Adam Cichocki at Timber Studios.
Mastered by Alberto De Icaza at Machine Shop.