That dueling duo-- indie heartthrob Ben Gibbard from Death Cab for Cutie and Dntel's Jimmy Tamborello-- have completed work on the debut full-length release from their side project The Postal Service. Much like the songwriting process for Tamborello's other non-Dntel pop project, Figurine, Give Up was created via tape exchanges through this fine nation's potassium iodide-popping U.S. Postal Service. (Hence the name, smart guy.) Jimmy sent rough music tracks to Ben; Ben bounced them right back with raw vocal takes; Jimmy then cleaned any dirty spots and polished as he deemed necessary. In fact, the only time the duo hooked up in person was during the final vocal recordings and mixing phase. The album, titled Give Up, is packed with ten beautifically glitched-out pop dramas.
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Josh from Blaine, MN
Jun 8 2010
What is not to like? seriously this comes with bonus songs not on the cd, it comes with a poster and a big booklet with lyrics and such! Buy this now! if u know whats good for u :)
Michael from San Antonio, TX
Jun 2 2008
awesome album and great to have on vinyl. Nearly solid all the way through. Double vinyl comes with bonus tracks "There's Never Enough Time" and "Suddenly Everything Has Changed" along with covers and remixes by Iron&Wine/the Shins. Only PS song absent is "Be Still My Heart" if you haven't got it, get it.