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Monday, February 11, 2013

Here's a NEW Postal Service Song

Posted by on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 10:24 AM

It's true! New Postal Service song! "A Tattered Line of String" is available for download when you pre-order the 10th Anniversary Edition of Give Up (available here).

I like it! I think. It's impossible for me to compare it to anything on Give Up because over the years those songs have evolved to be more than just songs—those are memories. But "A Tattered Line of String," while in the same vein as the duo's past efforts, is also more dancy than before. And it's less charming and romantic (even in a sad sense of the word) and a little more... cynical, maybe? Despite it's pessimistic title, Give Up always sounded hopeful to me. This song does not sound hopeful.

Have a listen! What do you think?

 

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1
This band sounds way too much like Owl City...
Posted by jmendenhall on February 11, 2013 at 10:38 AM · Report this
2
but you can't listen to it on saturday anymore.
Posted by Adrian Ryan on February 11, 2013 at 10:42 AM · Report this
Callie 3








Posted by Callie http://www.facebook.com/Klosetnerd on February 11, 2013 at 10:43 AM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 4
This is why no mail on Saturdays? Band practice?
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn http://youtu.be/zu-akdyxpUc on February 11, 2013 at 10:49 AM · Report this
Callie 5
Dude. @1
Owl City formed in 2007. Postal Service's first album's ten year anniversary is this year. Who sounds like whom?
Posted by Callie http://www.facebook.com/Klosetnerd on February 11, 2013 at 10:51 AM · Report this
Kathy Fennessy 6
The vinyl is gorgeous.
Posted by Kathy Fennessy http://kathleencfennessy.blogspot.com/ on February 11, 2013 at 10:53 AM · Report this
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@5 Dear Callie, that is why the joke is funny.
Posted by Looking for Alaska on February 11, 2013 at 11:09 AM · Report this
Callie 8
As long as it was a joke, I'll allow it.
Posted by Callie http://www.facebook.com/Klosetnerd on February 11, 2013 at 11:27 AM · Report this
matt 9
@1 Has a full license to joke about his friend Ben: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/the-p…
Posted by matt on February 11, 2013 at 12:28 PM · Report this
LEE. 10
Callie, why are you arguing with Jacob Mendenhall? what good has ever arisen from that? or from the Postal Service for that matter?
Posted by LEE. on February 11, 2013 at 1:01 PM · Report this
11
This band sounds way too much like Death Cab for Cutie...
Posted by Angrybeaver on February 12, 2013 at 1:57 PM · Report this
12
Hmm. Who is James Mendenhall?
Posted by jmendenhall on February 18, 2013 at 6:53 PM · Report this

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