Hailing from Brasilia, Brazil, today I’m happy to bring you the story of Adriano do Couto, the man behind one of the best records of 2015. The project started out in 1998, as a full-fledged quartet on search of the perfect pop tune (Byrds, Smiths, Go-Betweens). American label Drive-In Records quickly reached them to release theirself-titled debut EP released in 2000, with our dearShelflife Records coming second to release sophomore EP ‘Weather Sensitive‘ two years later. In 2004 arrived debut LP ‘International Breeze‘, with the band shifting their sound from guitar indiepop to a subdued and adventurous bossanova-infused folk pop. Another EP, the moody and sung in Portuguese ‘Road to happiness‘ came next in 2006 on Canadian label Humblebee Recordings. But then the band entered into a hiatus that became final, so singer and lead songwriter Adriano, keeping Postal Blue‘s name, released a 3″ single on Cloudberry Records in 2008 and a 7″ as part of the Dufflecoat / Jigsaw Singles Club co-release. Finally, at the end of past November, after 11 years, the band’s sophomore album ‘Of Love & Other Affections‘ arrived via Jigsaw. Gorgeous indiepop from start to finish, dreamiest, melancholic, elegant, classic, always arresting. Been a long way, but the reward is priceless.