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Dntel – “If I Stay A Minute”

Jimmy Tamborello is still best-known as the clicks-and-bloops half of the Postal Service, but he’s been making layered and pretty solo electronic music as Dntel for about 20 years, and he’ll release his fifth album under that pseudonym next month. The new LP is called Human Voice, and it’s built around the idea of voice… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 6, 2014 - 9:54 am

Jimmy Tamborello Discusses Postal Service’s Aborted Second Album, Upcoming Tour

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!? Actually, they tried to. In a recent interview with, Jimmy Tamborello (aka Dntel) revealed some info about what… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 4, 2013 - 5:36 pm

Caroline – “Seesaw (Dntel Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Japanese-American electro pop artist Caroline (formerly of Mice Parade) will issue an LP of remixes based off her latest album, Verdugo Hills, and today we’ve got a remix from likeminded electro standout Dntel. Download his light, twitching take on her album cut “Seesaw” below. That’s the Verdugo Hills Remixes album art up top and check… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 27, 2012 - 4:32 pm

Dntel – “Still” (Feat. Baths) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The surging track that resulted from the recent Dntel/Baths collaboration now has a video, and it rides a strange, Internet 1.0 feel and features a cell — or something resembling a cell and/or mollusk — breaking loose from its routine. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 30, 2012 - 3:06 pm

Dntel – “Still” (Feat. Baths) (Stereogum Premiere)

Dntel — AKA Jimmy Tamborello, AKA the beatmaking half of Postal Service — will drop a new record this summer, from which we’ve already heard “Bright Night.” Aimlessness features contributions from like-minded standouts Nite Jewel and Baths, and today we’ve the new cut “Still” which features the latter. Stream the surging track below. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 25, 2012 - 1:16 pm

Dntel – “Bright Night”

Producer Jimmy Tamborello, better known as Dntel, has already earned himself a place in music-dork heaven for being the beatmaking half of the Postal Service. He’ll soon release a new Dntel album called Aimlessness. It features contributions from people like Baths and Nite Jewel. Below, download the thoughtfully blippy instrumental “Bright Night.”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2012 - 10:04 am

Owl City Pretty Much Admit Ripping Off Postal Service

In an interview with EW, Adam Young (aka laptop sensation Owl City) admits his no. 1 single “Fireflies” and the Postal Service in general “are pretty similar,” but at the same time claims he’s “a lot more of a Death Cab fan.” For example, he’d only heard Give Up “a little bit” before people started… More »

By: brandon / November 5, 2009 - 1:32 pm

New Dntel Video – “Rock My Boat”

With his Postal Service mate talking Kerouac, performing for the Dalai Lama (by the way, very Beat of you, Ben), and otherwise possessing our hearts, it looks like JImmy Tamborello decided to get in on the action, releasing a video for Mia Doi Todd-fronted “Rock My Boat,” from last year’s Dumb Luck (remember that song?). More »

By: brandon / April 21, 2008 - 9:23 am

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 27, 2008 - 4:58 pm

The Raveonettes and Dntel Bring Sound To Color For The Gap

As previously reported, the Raveonettes and Dntel join folks like Swizz Beatz and iSight troubadour Marié Digby in Gap’s campaign to … celebrate color via song? Something like that. As mentioned, the project was conceived “in the hopes of stirring up some viral music video mojo among its younger customers.” Well, consider yourself virally musically… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 18, 2008 - 5:01 pm

Dublab Goes Non-Profit (Download Exclusive Dntel & Flying Lotus To Mark the Occasion)

Eight years! 1999 doesn’t entirely seem like eight years ago, but for any online independents, those are long years, and Dublab’s decided to celebrate their longevity by going non-profit, which is sort of like celebrating your silver anniversary with skydiving, except if you were still young and cool. Click here to kick ‘em some money… More »

By: Stereogum / November 13, 2007 - 4:25 pm

New WHY? – “By Torpedo Or Crohn’s (Dntel Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Oakland, Cali based genre hoppers WHY? (think Greenthink, cLOUDDEAD) pull in assistance from Jimmy Tamborello on a pre-release remix of the we’re-not-sure-what-this-title-means track “By Torpedo Or Crohn’s,” from the outfit’s forthcoming Anticon 7″ The Hollows. Since the album’s a few months off, we’re not sure how to ID Dntel’s fingerprints on this one, although a… More »

By: Stereogum / October 26, 2007 - 12:28 pm

New Dntel Video [Feat. Arthur & Yu] – “The Distance”

Jimmy Tamborello’s the only one man enough to show his face in the vid for “The Distance”; contributors Arthur & Yu phone it in with people-operated puppet likenesses, leaving bellboy Jimmy to carry the bags, serve the chicken, and craft most of the track’s beachfront soundscape. Hardly Art? More like hardly working. Poor Dntel. More »

By: Stereogum / May 22, 2007 - 5:36 pm

Ben Lee Gets Ripe In The Studio & Behind The Scenes With Voxtrot, Dntel

Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee’s calling in some favors for Ripe, his follow up to Awake Is The New Sleep, roping in Nickel Creek’s Sara Watkins, Mandy Moore, Benji Madden, and folks from Rooney on the cameo-heavy record. Below, Ben gives us a little peek at the arduous work environment he’s created in the studio. More »

By: Stereogum / April 17, 2007 - 4:40 pm

New Dntel – “Dumb Luck”

Your treat for suffering through today’s content deprivation: new music from Jimmy Tamborello! This is the sublime title track from Dntel’s guest-laden LP Dumb Luck, which promises collabs with Grizzly Bear, Lali Puna, Jenny Lewis, and Conor Oberst (among others). Here, Tambo uses his studio mastery to bathe a simple acoustic lullaby in waves of… More »

By: Stereogum / March 6, 2007 - 5:35 pm