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Me, Myself, and I
Members:
Ben Gibbard
Jimmy Tamborello


The Postal Service is an electronic indie pop band featuring singer Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and producer Jimmy Tamborello of Dntel, Headset and Figurine. Several songs on their first LP, Give Up, feature guest vocals from Jenny Lewis, solo artist and the lead singer of Rilo Kiley, a band which was once on the same label as Death Cab (Barsuk Records) and vocals from Jen Wood, an indie rock musician. Chris Walla recorded some of the songs and played the piano on "Nothing Better."

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  • The Postal Service begin work on new album!

    Everyone knows this anyway since june last year jut thought i'd throw it up anyway!
    The Postal Service, aka Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello, are working on a follow-up to their 2003 album "Give Up" on Sub-Pop records. So far, they're got two songs recorded,

    17 Comments 336 weeks

  • Postal Service overview

    The way in which the group combines mechanical backing tracks with poppy hooks is somewhat reminiscent of 1980s new wave music as revived by Stephin Merritt on The Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs. The group formed after Gibbard contributed vocals for a song on Dntel's album Life is Full of Possibilities called "(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan". This song sparked an EP of remixes by other artists, such as Lali Puna, the Flaming Lips, Safety Scissors, Barbara Morgenstern and Superpitcher, and was so well received that the two artists decided that further collaboration was in order.

    Despite the fact that their main bands are still active, The Postal Service has supported their full-length album Give Up with a successful concert tour and has stated intentions to tour more in the future. The album's most notable single was "Such Great Heights" that has been featured in various television commercials and movie trailers. The album also became the most successful album for the Sub Pop label since Nirvana's debut album Bleach. [1]

    In 2004, the United States Postal Service sent the band a cease and desist letter citing their trademark on the phrase "postal service". After negotiations, the USPS relented, allowing the band use of the trademark in exchange for promotional efforts on behalf of the USPS and a performance at their annual National Executive Conference. [2] Additionally, the USPS website sells the band's CDs. [3]

    On June 26, 2006 it was revealed that The Postal Service has begun work on a new album, though the specifics of the release date are ambiguous with Gibbard stating "We're slowly starting. We're crawling right now, and whether that crawl turns into a walk remains to be seen. But we'll know more towards the end of the year. I've just been touring so much and trying to find time to make it happen and make our schedules line up." Tamborello also added "We're talking about wanting to finish an album by sometime next year, because we have to work with Death Cab's schedule and stuff. I definitely want to do another one." Two songs have been recorded, and the band has speculated that the album will be released in late 2007. [4]

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  • Rzkmnd Dnmkzr
    Rzkmnd Dnmkzr

    such great heights

    3/16/10
  • Daisy

    amazin :)

    1/30/10
  • 12/11/09
  • JessicAmy
    JessicAmy

    such great heights <3

    11/19/09
  • Kelly's Magical Skins and Things
    Kelly's Magical Skins and Things

    Postal service skin available and taking requests!

    7/6/09
  • Rose
    Rose

    ..♥ return to sender.. just jokes. (:

    6/7/09
  • Melissa
    Melissa

    You guys are the best I could listen to your album all day...

    4/20/09
  • Tasha
    Tasha

    dont read dis please dont read this..nooo!!!!!!!!! sorry but In 1997 a girl called lauren was walking in a forest and then a she just dissapeared no one ever found her untill 2000 when a yoing girl called Mary found her body and markings on her chest saying: I wasnt pretty enough" and now you have read this she will appear in your mirrorrsaying your not pretty enough and kill you. by the way the girl called mary

    4/17/09
  • Death Cab For Cutie Fans
    Death Cab For Cutie Fans

    Please check this out... its fairly new!

    3/7/09
  • The Psychic Echo
    The Psychic Echo

    Hi people! We love The Postal Service and our music has been influenced by their sound. We are new to Bebo & its not that easy getting noticed here 'coz the powers that be at Bebo only feature big / signed bands. We really want to connect with people who like kind of dark / alternative / electronic/ trip-hop / gothic / rock sound who may like our music too. Check out our songs. If you like the music add us to your bands & let your friends know about us (pretty please) - we really hope you enjoy the music & become a fan! :-) We need your support. All the best & thanks so much for supporting independent artists! - You rock! Eva & DarkStar :-)

    2/13/09
  • luv No

    Amazing. :D

    1/24/09 via Mobile
  • The Purple Crayon
    luv The Purple Crayon

    eerything looks perfect from far away, god i love that

    1/16/09
  • Ross
    Ross

    Hiya :D Love them (Y) !! I uploaded a video of Nothing Better as i waned it for my profile video box. Feel free to use it... http://www.bebo.com/FlashBox.jsp?Fla...; ^^ Click to see it or find it through my profile :)

    1/4/09
  • Marcus Reos
    luv Marcus Reos

    so great is the postal sevice i thank groups like this for helping mold the group we are today......even though we srtive not to sound like them u can hear there influence in our sound......you guys can listen to our reverbnation tracks on my page werenew here so it would be nice to get more people into experimental sounds listening to our music ....have a great week

    12/2/08