New Cribs – “I’m A Realist (Postal Service Remix)”
The Brothers Jarman take a break from their apparent quest to make a video for every song from their great Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever long enough to have someone do a remix of latest single “I’m A Realist.” But not just any “someone”: this comes from Laptop For Cutie project the Postal Service. And what separates a Postal Service Remix from the more frequently occurring Dntel remix? Well Jimmy’s gotta be joined by Ben, so on this sustain-synth smeared, thinly clicked reworking Gibbard makes sure to color up the scene by singing “bum,” “bum,” and of course “bum.” Obviously Jimmy could have/probably did just crib those monosyllabic melodies from any of a number of Death Cab tunes, but still the sound is more Postal Service than it is say James Figurine.
Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever is out via Wichita.