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The Postal Service’s new song - “A Tattered Line of String”

posted by Sarah Pavis   Feb 11, 2013

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.

We Work Remotely

I really like those UPS whiteboard commercials.

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 17, 2007

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

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 17, 2007

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

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 22, 2006

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)

Lengthy interview with Ben Gibbard of Death

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 12, 2005

Lengthy interview with Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and Postal Service. Death Cab recently released Plans, their first major label record.