Listen to the new Postal Service song “A Tattered Line of String”By Ricardo Baca | February 11th, 2013 | No Comments »
Thereâ€™s a reason the Postal Service touched such a nerve when it released â€śGive Upâ€ť 10 years ago. The groupâ€™s jittery, feel-good songs evoked something special on the inside. And theyâ€™re keeping that true as they move forward with the reunion happening this year, which includes multiple festival dates and a dressed-up reissue of â€śGive Upâ€ť on Sub Pop.
The reissue of â€śGive Upâ€ť will include the new Postal Service song â€śA Tattered Line of String,â€ť which you can hear below.
It goes without saying: This new jam is no â€śSuch Great Heightsâ€ť or â€śWe Will Become Silhouettes.â€ť Hell, itâ€™s not even a â€śRecycled Air.â€ť But new Postal Service material is still new Postal Service material, and what kind of reunion would it be if Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello didnâ€™t give us something we hadnâ€™t heard before?
â€śA Tattered Line of Stringâ€ť has Tamborelloâ€™s signature digitized work lifting Gibbardâ€™s earnest vocals to a familiar platform. The song is jittery, yes. But itâ€™s hardly memorable.
Is that Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley) singing back-ups in there? Yes, it is â€“ not that youâ€™d be able to tell without us already knowing she was guesting on the track.
The â€śGive Upâ€ť reissue, celebrating the iconic recordâ€™s 10th anniversary, will be released on April 9.