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Show #078: Stacy Basner Presents: The Post ScriptBy: Darrin Snider (darrin at indyintune dot com)
Sunday, September 5, 2010 5:00:00 PM
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It's a source of both joy and frustration that I can't listen to and become intimately familiar with every band in Indianapolis. I mean, I'm working on it, but at last count there were about 4000 at various levels in the metro area -- assuming MySpace pages are any sort of valid indicator. In this particular instance, I got the call that The Post Script was interested in being guests on Indy In-Tune while I was on my way to their gig (where I was already slated to record shows #077 and #080). Normally like to get a week or so of advance notice to purchase the band's CD, listen to it a few times, do a little research on the web to see if they've posted any interesting blogs, bios, or tidbits that I can hook into during an interview, etc. Historically, I hate going in to interviews blind. It's a disservice to the guest, and I'm certain listeners can tell on which shows I'm completely talking out of my ass. Fortunately, when I arrived on location and spoke with Stacy Basner of the band Finer, she immediately started raving about how The Post Script was one of her favorite bands and immediately tried to give me a cram session on everything I needed to know about them and their music. Understandably, this felt a lot like my sophomore year of college, only I didn't have to hide the beer from the RA, so I immediately drafted her to play host for what is now Episode #078 -- a role which she gladly accepted and nailed with all the insight, humor, and character I knew she would bring.
Obviously, since this interview was recorded, I've gotten a chance to both purchase the Post Script's music, as well as see them perform live. While both are very enjoyable experiences, I'd have to say that, live, this band is something to behold. The energy and stage presence they have is definitely among the best in the city, and while the music on the CD is great, you really need to to hear it expanded in a live setting, will all the embellishments, ad libs and extended jams -- Especially when you stop and think that all of that sound is being created on stage by just three guys (and three really funny guys at that, as this episode shows).
Links referenced in the show:
- The Post Script can be found here: Web Site | MySpace | Facebook | Twitter | Sonic Bids
- Their latest CD, Seasons Change, is available from the usual suspects iTunes | Amazon | Diggstation | Napster.
- Tracks from the CD have been featured on Radio Now 100.9. Call in and request that they play more!
- They also, as near as we can tell, are the first band to have a channel on Pandora.com
- The CD was recorded at The Pop Machine by Eric Johnson, Marcus Johnson, and Squirrel (John Curl) an, with mastering by Andy Van Deit.
- Kevin Silva of Uncle Albert's Amplifier, Inc. plays organ on our second track, Fire, as well as Wurlitzer on the third track, Seasons Change.
- When traveling to New Orleans, be sure to check out the Lake Pontchartrain causeway, but beware of the speed traps.
- They were a big hit with the Gulf Shores Shrimp Fest last year.
- Their next EP is being recorded at The Lodge and engineered by Eric Johnson of the Pop Machine.
- The phrase "getting down to brass tacks" has an interesting origin, you can read more about it here.
- The Post Script is an entrant in this year's Battle of Birdy's.
- They will also be playing the Numa Festival in Westfield on September 18th.
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|Darrin Snider is the OCD music nerd responsible for creating Indy In-Tune. By day he's a cloud engineer and business analyst, but he still hopes to someday be an overnight freeform disc jockey married to the local weathergirl who happens to be a former eastern-European supermodel.|
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