Postal Service auditions

The Postal Service has never exactly been a wellspring of comedy, but they did have the good sense to recruit Tom Scharpling, who is extremely good at this sort of thing, to make them a pretty amazing video. Scharpling’s video purports to be the lost 2002 footage that led Ben Gibbard to join Jimmy Tamborello’s project, but only after a whole bunch of other people auditioned for the spot. The video includes appearances from people like Aimee Mann, Marc Maron, Helmet frontman Page Hamilton, Duff McKagan, Moby, Jon Wurster, Blink-182′s Tom DeLonge, DC Pierson, and “Weird Al” Yankovic, who pretty much beasts out by playing “We Will Become Silhouettes” on accordion. Jon Daly plays a weaselly Sub Pop exec. Watch it below.

The 10th-anniversary deluxe reissue of the Postal Service’s Give Up is out 4/9 on Sub Pop.

Comments (9)
  1. Shoulda hired Moby.

  2. don’t know where else to put this, but i went and saw free energy last night and spoke with the lead singer for an extensive amount of time (his doing, not mine. although i enjoyed it, i didn’t want to be THAT guy) anyways, i brought up his recent commenting on the site and he had the nicest things to say about everyone. he loves us! he thought i was michael at first, and so naturally i assumed michael’s identity and told him a bunch of lies. totally kidding, but yeah he had nice things to say about you michael, and i confirmed them. and he loves tom, as do i. we had a very large deconstructing ian cohen discussion, which was very (de)constructive (?) anyways, random post, just thought it was interesting. they kicked major ass live, didn’t know i could groove like that

  3. This is amazing

  4. I love how after Tom DeLonge got rejected from the Postal Service, he went and formed Angels and Airwaves. ;)

    Also, um. In polite terms, Ben Gibbard does… things to… my loins, Jon Daly. He was definitely the right man for the job.

  5. serious question: is ben gibbard wearing a wig?

  6. Let’s keep it going. One post per day has to have a connection to Marc Maron in some way.

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