In some ways, music doesn't get much more tender and lyrical than in the hands of Jamie Craig and the Postcards. An intimate setting of vocals, guitar, bass, and percussion, the trio's soulful indie pop sound carries its weight with soaring vocals and innovative bass accompaniment.
The trio's appeal is far reaching since the three pull from an eclectic array of influences. Jamie says she was raised on classic rock, but her exploratory spirit has led her to many other styles that she incorporates into her music. "As a songwriter, I believe a good song is just that a good song! A genre is just a label. Whether I'm listening or writing, I focus on clever lyrics, heartfelt melodies, and creative arrangements." In conjunction with Pouya's inclination to expand the common conception of what the bass can sound like, they create something colorful and deep. "Playing in this group has really been a journey of trial and error", says Pouya. "When arranging the songs for a live scenario, I think about a sonic image for the song that to me feels original. Then I experiment with sounds and techniques and discover various possibilities on the bass to make that a reality." Jamie Craig and the Postcards are great at taking what may seem like a shortcoming and using it to their advantage. "When I first started playing in the group I felt the need to fill the shoes of a rock drummer", says Reza. "Instead I set up my percussion instruments in a way that I have the drum kit function, but I can also add some of my own style and techniques from my Iranian roots."
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