On November 25th, in perfect harmony with the release of the new Postal Service documentary, Everything Will Change, we will be reissuing the single LP version of this classic album, which has been created using the 10th-anniversary remastered tapes.
The Postal Service is a long-distance collaboration between Ben Gibbard (singer/guitarist from Death Cab for Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (Jimmy recorded the Beachwood Sparks album Make the Cowboy Robots Cry and also records under the name Dntel). Ben and Jimmy sent music back and forth, between California and Washington, each adding new elements until the record was complete. The result is a sweetly charming, largely electronic album with a warmth not typically associated with the clicks-and-beeps set. As an added bonus, additional vocals on the record are provided by Jen Wood and Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis.
This band has reinvented themselves many times over throughout their eclectic careers, but I believe this is one of the most "dark" turns they've ever taken. "You Won't Get What You Want" has an engaging pace throughout the whole release, and includes more melody and repetition than any previous Daughters' album. Even though it wasn't a conscious effort from the band, I believe they've entered a new space artistically, and I'm excited to see what comes next. Dark, dynamic and memorable: 10/10. Dylan Zayas
Extremely catchy hooks dispersed between a unique lyrical style that can be disorienting but once you get used to it makes lots of sense. Yummy guitar tones that settle in the arrangement and stand out only when they need to. Malcolm McDowall