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Postcards is a dream pop trio formed in 2012 in Beirut, Lebanon. Their music is defined by hushed vocals floating over expansive soundscapes that shift between harsh noise and dreamy atmospheres. Their third album "After the Fire, Before the End" was released on October 15, 2021. Written between January 2020 and January 2021, the album is a record of the devastating year that the country witnessed, through the eyes of the band: the slow demise of an uprising, the economic collapse, a crushing pandemic, and the explosion. Julia Sabra (vocalist, lyricist, keys, guitar), Marwan Tohme (guitar, bass) and Pascal Semerdjian (drums) don’t even try to induce a peaceful state of mind. Instead, the album embraces the omnipresence of the crisis and talks openly about the suffering, without indulging in self-pity.
“...aside from the haunting energy of the charming lead vocalist’s angelic voice, the instrumental parts are impressively creative, expressive and varied with a magnetic pull, giving two-minute gems and epics lasting five minutes or more their breathtakingly colorful diversity which will surprise you even after several spins”
Rough Trade (UK)
Fascinated by the power of monotony and minimalism ryvers creates songs, based on very simple loops and beats. But those song-skeletons get buried beneath layers and layers of riffs, melodies and noise – which turns the whole thing into another, new direction. Reverb-drenched vocals try not to compete with the carefully constructed soundscapes. It is more about coexistence.