Are back in 2013
we don't need them
owl city is bad enough until you've seen the music video, and then it's a straight down "who do I punch first contest" between him and that clunge from scouting for girls
Didn't we bury them at sea during Royal Wedding weekend in 2011?
Would be very surprising based on Gibbard's constant insistence that his main focus is Death Cab and that they're going back into the studio this year.
Think a 10 year anniversary reissue of Give Up or maybe a short run of festivals, assuming that a big-money offer from Coachella is what tempted them, is far more likely.
Still, a new 'Postal Service record would be great for Death Cab's public profile.
Is Dntel still making music like that anyway? It's a bit of an early 2000s sound.
haven't heard the one from last year but I really like the 2007 one.
has collaborations with Grizzly Bear and Jenny Lewis and Conor Oberst and Arthur & Yu and some others.
i also just remembered he did a more downtempo instrumental LP as James Figurine at some point and a double 12" set as Dntel called "After Parties" in 2011 that was more like the first couple of Dntel records, from before he started hooking up with guest vocalists
DEBBIE AND THE DOWNERS? >:-( LET ME HAVE THIS.
it has been nearly 10 years since their last record. That is weird.
we need a re-release? I bought the CD when it came out - and then later the double red vinyl with the extras. Isn't it one of Sub Pop's biggest ever sellers, so surely all the fans already own a physical copy?
10th anniversary re-releases are trendy though. Plus it'd be nice to have the bonus stuff handily available on CD too beyond tracking down the singles (or then they'll just pack together a bunch of demos or something).
I really doubt there's new material coming though, considering what Gibbard's been saying so recently.
and thoroughly enjoying it. I have all the single/bsides (I think), so not sure how worth it a bonus cd will be, unless there is some unreleased songs on it.
I still regret not going to see them play live at the Spitz many years ago, but I was an unemployed student back then so didn't have much choice.
not buying again. Love it so much though, a complete game changer for my music taste. <3
Remember him, Arsenal fans?
would be left in the vaults is their version of... Phil Collins' Against All Odds... and John Lennon's Grow Old With Me. Doubt there'd be scratch demo versions of things as that sort of contradicts the way they worked on this. A live disc would be bloody wonderful, there's a KEXP session they did with lovely segues and an extended version of Brand New Colony (with live drums from Ben) that is heavenly. A UK date would be so welcome :)
Actually, a 10th anniversary version would be kind of pointless as it's been a steady seller for the last ten years and only recently went platinum and I don't want to buy it again just for some remixes...
because I had tickets to Bright Eyes at S/B/Empire and Postal Service were the support. Then they cancelled that and were replaced by British Sea Power. gutted. (although BSP were ace).
I was also on holiday in San Francisco and Postal Service played loads of shows over a couple of days I was there - matinees and evening stuff. Wished I'd gone now.
that was part of my logic in not going to that Spitz gig, as I was going to the Bright Eyes gig as well. Was so disappointed.
Two days before Reading/Leeds, so i'd imagine it's a warm up show and they'll maybe headline the second stage. Are they big enough for that?
probably need to get back out there and play shows to save face.
If you play Aimlessness and Former Lives simultaneously you get the second album
Not surprised, still disappointed.
I'd be surprised if anything new actually came of this, **but at the same time** if they were going to do a new album a sustained campaign of misinformation would be the best way to approach it, given the expectation that will likely be heaped upon it.
but is there really a point to a new album? I don't think the first album holds up all too well nowadays - some of it still sounds good but a lot of it just sounds like outdated electropop to me.
I feel the same way about the prospect of a new Avalanches album
Jimmy T said a few years ago they had a couple of tracks for a new record, if they're not even holding those back...
he hasn't written a really good song for quite some time
seems to be written by somebody who doesn't really like it but didn't have the guts to give it a proper bad score. wonders whether anyone really made it to 'natural anthem', calls most of the album embarrassing, and says that it's all really dated.