Named for the courier service that allowed them to trade song ideas while living in different locales, the Postal Service is a long-distance indie-electronic collaboration between Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard and Dntel's Jimmy Tamborello. Adding to the project's star status is Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis and former Tattle Tale member Jen Wood, both of whom contributed backing vocals on the group's acclaimed, platinum-selling 2003 debut, Give Up. Tamborello and Gibbard first worked together in 2001, when Gibbard provided vocals for the title track of Dntel's This Is the Dream of Evan and Chan EP. From there, the duo continued to collaborate via mail, with Tamborello sending instrumental tracks and Gibbard adding guitars, vocals, and lyrics. The results were packaged into the group's only album, Give Up, which was released in 2003 ...
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