POSTDATA, a side project of Wintersleep's Paul Murphy, has just put out my first favorite song of the year. That is "Nobody Knows," an irresistable jangly powerpop song. In a perfect world, this song would have a central spot on the soundtrack of a delightful coming-of-age film.
In addition to Murphy, the Canadian POSTDATA's line-up consists of a miscellaney of talents: Andy Monaghan and Grant Hutchinson of Frightened Rabbit, Murphy's brother Michael, and Simone Pace of Blonde Redhead. POSTDATA's third album, "Twin Flames," is set for release on March 5th. Murphy himself describes the upcoming "Twin Flames" as “inward-looking and focused on creating and surrounding itself in hope and warmth.” If "Nobody Knows" is any taste of things to come, it seems like he perfectly managed to capture that feeling.