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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 »
Last night, Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard was Conan's musical guest. He sang "Something's Rattling (Cowpoke)," a song from his solo album Former Lives, and the Los Angeles mariachi troupe…   Read Story »
Zooey Deschanel came in at No. 7 on the list of Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2012, probably the most hotly debated of any Gummy Awards category this year. And based on the comments I read,…   Read Story »