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.

(via P4K)

Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever is out via Wichita.

Comments (7)
  1. It is confirmed… The Cribs suck nearly as badly in the studio as they do live.

    I saw them at the Pageant in St. Louis, opening for DCFC and wondered, “What in the everloving fuck is this shit?” Of course, I saw an article a couple of days ago stating that there’s going to be a Cribs tracks remixed by The Postal Service, and thought, “Hey, maybe they’re just one of those bands that suck live, but Antares Autotune makes their studio work sound masterful. I can’t WAIT for this to come out!”

    Well, it sucked…but it certainly wasn’t through any fault of Ben or Jimmy.

  2. Hey guys you forgot the “bum-ba-dum”‘s !

  3. Steven  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    “What in the everloving fuck is this shit?”

    Hey Bum Bum, your thoughts are as stupid and insipid as your name.

    Do I have to be the only one on this comment page with an IQ greater than 50? Evidently the answer is yes.

  4. The Other Matthew  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    I can’t believe Kate Nash is dating him.

  5. Beano  |   Posted on Feb 29th, 2008 0

    Did you see him on Nevermind the Buzzcocks? What a Pleb…

  6. TomTom  |   Posted on Mar 5th, 2008 0

    kate nash is about 10 million times shitter than the cribs.

  7. yeuch  |   Posted on Mar 5th, 2008 0


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