New from The Postal Service


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 🙁

Some Covers For Friday Part IV

It’s Friday! How about some covers then?

Iron and wine -‘Such Great Heights (Postal Service cover).’ mp3

Astrid Swan -‘When You Were Young (Killers cover).’ mp3

Voxtrot -‘Love Vigilantes (New Order cover).’ mp3

Wilco -‘Something In The Air (Thunderclap Newman cover).’ mp3

Paul Weller -‘Sexy Sadie (Beatles cover).’mp3

Jose Gonzalez -‘Hand On your Heart (Kylie Minogue cover).’ mp3

Postal Service -‘Grow Old with Me (John Lennon cover).’ mp3

Cold War Kids -‘Indoor Fireworks (Elvis Costello cover).’ mp3

Arcade Fire -‘Guns Of Brixton (Clash cover).’ mp3

Swimmer One -‘Cloudbusting (Kate Bush cover).’ mp3

as always, if you like what you hear, support the artists involved, and don’t forget to check out the original artists too.