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For someone with such a painfully distinctive style and voice, Mark Kozelek's songwriting sure has evolved a lot over the years since the early days of Red House Painters. In recent years the…   Read Story »
Every year we get a handful of popular musicians taking on film scores. Last year we heard Mike Patton with The Place Beyond The Pines, Arcade Fire with Her, M83 with Oblivion, Oneohtrix Point Never…   Read Story »
You may have heard of The Electronic Anthology Project last year when Brett Nelson (of Built To Spill) used his electronic side-project to reimagine Dinosaur Jr. as gorgeous synth pop. Now he's done…   Read Story »
Back when the Postal Service recorded Give Up a decade ago, Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello weren't famous enough to warrant TV time, either together or as separate entities. But time and growing…   Read Story »
The recent reunion of the Postal Service (and release of two new tracks) had a lot of fans wondering if another album was in the works -- speaking of which, why haven't they made another album!?…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
Albums from 20 years ago generally tend to age much better than albums a decade old. At 20, an album has time to see its influence slowly disseminate into music at large, to become a part of the…   Read Story »
Here's an oddly plausible scenario for you: After the Postal Service reunion runs its course, Ben Gibbard does an Audioslave thing with the non-Stipe members of R.E.M. This is a little too easy to…   Read Story »
There is truth! Love is real! The Postal Service are getting back together! The Ben Gibbard/Jimmy Tamborello duo barely spent any time touring behind their excellently starry-eyed 2003 sad-bastard…   Read Story »
Last night, Ben "Bucket Of Laughs" Gibbard served as the latest in a long line of musicians to sit for interviews with Stephen Colbert, and the interview went as awkwardly as they usually do. Two…   Read Story »