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FEATURE FRIDAYS: POSTCARDS FROM THE MOON

WELCOME TO FEATURE FRIDAYS, A CONCEPT WHERE WE TAKE A PERSONAL LOOK INTO WHAT’S NEW IN INDEPENDENT MUSIC.

THE BAND

“5 PIECE SAD BOY POP ROCK BAND FROM SAN ANTONIO TX”

So claims this Texas pop-punk group who adds a depth to their music that isn’t often found. With that signature whiny punk vocal mixed with the melodic instrumentation akin to some of the best bands in the genre, with a somber violin sprinkled in, Postcards From The Moon has filled a gap that pop-punk has been sorely missing.

THE MUSIC

With their second EP set to be released April 5th, titled ‘Me Without You’, the quintet is ready to send your emo nostalgia into overdrive. The band recently revealed a music video in promotion of their lead single ‘Just Make Sure You’re Happy’. 

Vocalist Caleb Rangel says on the single, courtesy of High Road Publicity, “The song is about a girl I was with in high school,” says vocalist Caleb Rangel. “I came to the realization that she’ll never be with me again, so I wanted to send a message saying that whoever she does end up with, better make her super happy. That’s all I ask for.”

The EP was produced by Kevin W. Gates, known from working with such names as Never Shout Never, Stephen Jerzak, and The Ready Set. 

By Kevin Flinn

Postcards From The Moon - Sound In The Signals Interview

I recently had the chance to interview Postcards From The Moon. Check out the full interview below.

First off, thanks for the interview.   
You’re welcome :) thank you for having us

Can you tell us how you got together and formed the band for anyone who is not familiar with the band?   
It started off with the singer (Caleb Rangel) starting an acoustic project, and meeting everyone else at random times, (shows, friends of friends, Facebook) we just clicked.

You have a new EP coming out titled 'Me Without You". What was the recording process like for it and how long did you work on it?  
The recording process was smooth, Kevin gates is an amazing producer and he made the process fun and professional . We started recording March of 2018 and finished August of 2018. It’s been a long process but every step of the way was fun :)

Your band puts a big emphasis on the violin. The biggest pop/punk band to do that was Yellowcard. Is that a band you were influenced by at all and/or how did it work out that the violin plays such a large part in your band?  
Actually Yellowcard never crossed my mind when we decided to incorporate Violin in our songs. 
So our violinist was in another band (he played bass) and he had separated from the band and was looking for a band to join. I saw that he had put violin in his “resume” and wanted to bring him in for some background tracks. Well, we fell in love and asked him to be full time, he plays both Violin and Guitar in the band.

You released a new video for "Just Make Sure You're Happy". What was the video shoot like and how did you come up with the vision for it?  
The recording process for this video was a pretty easy one. Timekeeper media works really good and is great at what he does. I came to him with this vision of Myself (Caleb) walking around leaving notes for this girl that used to be mine, who is with an mean boyfriend. This is something I would’ve done in real life, so it felt natural. 

What was the songwriting process like in particular for "Just Make Sure You're Happy" and why did you choose it as a single?   
Song writing for this song was quick. I have never written a song unless I was feeling some type of way, and this was on my mind. Every word I wanted to say to her I wrote down. I chose it as a single cause it sets the mood for the rest of the songs, this song is the reason for all the other ones. It made sense to me.

You have a video covering Real Friend's "From The Outside". What inspired you to cover it?   
This was done last minute, we wanted to release something fun for our fans while they waited patiently for our new music to be released :)

I guess that wraps it up; do you have anything else you would like to add?  
Thank you for your time, we really appreciate it. We’d like to say that we Love every single person who has helped with creating this EP, all our fans , friends , & family who support us in this journey. It only goes up from here and we can’t wait to show you what we got :)

Rise Rock n’ Shine: Postcards From The Moon

Who: Postcards From The Moon is gearing up to release a new album this April + we have every reason to believe it’s gonna be an instant favorite.

What: Acoustic guitar, violin, sweet vocals, and heartfelt lyrics. Postcards From The Moon have the magic formula for snatchin’ your heart.

Why: “Just Make Sure You’re Happy” reminds us why we fell in love with pop punk in the first place + we’re digging the straight up nostalgia in their sound.

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“The song is about a girl I was with in high school… I came to the realization that she’ll never be with me again, so I wanted to send a message saying that whoever she does end up with better make her super happy. That’s all I ask for.” – Caleb Rangel, vocalist for Postcards From The Moon

BY EMILLIE MARVEL

POSTCARDS FROM THE MOON [POP-PUNK, TX] STREAM VIDEO FOR SINGLE "JUST MAKE SURE YOU'RE HAPPY"

Violin-driven pop punk quintet Postcards From The Moon are gearing up for the release of their new record Me Without You on April 5th. To get fans in the mood for the new tunes, the band has put out a a music video for the album’s first single “Just Make Sure You’re Happy”.

You can check it out below.

Me Without You is the first new music from Postcards from the Moon since their 2017 full-length, Everything Cliché.

by rick delaney

10 NEW SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK

For a little heartbreak on your Saturday, Postcards From The Moon dropped a new single, “Just Make Sure You’re Happy.” This slow jam will have you reminiscing of your high school sweetheart while admiring some beautiful violin strings. The band’s new album, Me Without You, drops April 5.

By Collin Goeman