The Postal Service
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The Postal Service is a long-distance collaboration between Death Cab For Cuties Benjamin Gibbard (Seattle, Washington, USA) and Strictly Ballroom, Figurine and Dntels Jimmy Tamborello (b. Silverlake, California, USA). As the duos moniker suggests, they work via mail, sending discs of semi-completed recordings via the US postal service between Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. The project was initiated after Tamborello invited Gibbard to record the vocal for The Dream Of Evan And Chan on Dntels album, Life Is Full Of Possibilities.
The duo initially planned only an EPs worth of recordings but this soon mutated into an album, Give Up. Tamborello began mailing his collaborator CD-Rs of electronic music, which Gibbard would manipulate via his computer and add guitar, drums, keyboards, and vocals before returning the track to Tamborello for approval and/or further tinkering. Inspired by 80s...