Led by Robbie Stern (guitar) and Stephanie Davin (vocals), the debut EP from Post Louis comes brimming with promise. Stern built a name for himself early, playing guitar in Cajun Dance Party, but with Post Louis he has traded rollicking, rough edges for a more classic rock sound. Sweeping solos and blazing riffs are joined by Davin's magnificent vocals, which manage to be both devastatingly fragile and calmly tranquil; her lyrics are thoughtful and act as a gorgeous counter to the subtle electronic elements and swirls of feedback that surround the EP's four tracks.
Post Louis will support Porcelain Raft later this month in Europe (tour dates below). For the most part of the tour the band will perform as a two- piece, though they often expand to a six piece when performing live.
supporting Porcelain Raft
October, 21st - Prince Albert, Brighton
October, 24th - Cargo, London - ATP Festival
October, 25th - Espace B, Paris
October, 26th - Blue Shell, Cologne
October, 27th - Kantine, Berlin
October, 29th - Kägelbanan, Stockholm
October, 30th - Beta, Copenhagen
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.