kottke.org posts about postalservice
Close on the heels of their announcement to reunite after 10 years, The Postal Service have released a new song called "A Tattered Line of String."
After a decade of anticipation, I'm not sure whether I'm happy or disappointed that a new Postal Service song sounds exactly like I hoped it would.
I really like those UPS whiteboard commercials. Turns out the actor is the creative director for the campaign, Errol Morris directed them, and the music in the ads is by The Postal Service.
Singer Ben Gibbard, from The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie, is playing a part in the film adaptation of David Foster Wallace's Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, to be directed by John Krasinski, who plays a character on the US version of The Office, which is based on the original UK version by Ricky Gervais. To sum up: indie rock book nerd tv junkie explosion!
Ben Folds cover of Such Great Heights by The Postal Service using found percussion instruments (like a champagne glass and a plastic mail bin). (thx, james)