This is probably heresy in blogging circles -where though shalt worship Arcade Fire and Death Cab For Cutie seemed to be unwritten rules over the last decade, but of all the projects that Ben Gibbard has ever been involved in, my favourite remains his collaboration with Jimmy Tamborello as The Postal Service.
The Postal Service’s sole album Give Up was released in 2003. The Shins went on to cover ‘We Will Become Silhouettes’ while Iron & Wine covered ‘Such Great Heights’ the latter appearing on the soundtrack to Garden State. The album is shortly to see a re-release and this is one of the ‘new’ songs that will be on the re-issue package, entitled ‘A Tattered Line Of String.’
There are live dates happening, though sadly none in Scotland 🙁