I love me the postal service. And if your my friend you'd know this.
Here's a little cut and paste from goodweatherforairstrikes.com. Its great news for someone like me.
Ex-ex-exclusive, y'all. Below you will find the first of the new leaked Postal Service demos, but no, it's not Ben Gibbard on vocals, it's Jimmy Tamborello. You see, the new album will be divided into thirds with each band member (Tamborello, Gibbard, and Jenny Lewis) singing on a third of the album. Furthermore, each member will be writing their own lyrics and music for their respective third, and the track below is taken from Jimmy's opening third of the album. In an interview with SpringMedia.com free press representative Corey Walkins, Gibbard confirmed that the recording process for the band's second record is fully underway, going on to say:Thanks for the word eWa .
"We plan on telling a story with this album. We don't know exactly how many tracks will be on this release; but we anticipate splitting up the ownership of the album three ways. Jimmy has been working with us [(sic) Ben Gibbard, Jenny Lewis "The Postal Service"] for some time now, and will be responsible for opening the story."
Each part, Gibbard went on to explain, will be written completely – musically and lyrically, by the person responsible for it, thus introducing a completely new approach than that taken on the first album, 2003's immaculate Give Up, on which Tamborello created the beats, Gibbard contributed vocals and lyrics, and Lewis chipped in with back up vocals. Thanks to Ontario's Echo Weekly magazine who ran the original interview with Gibbard; below is your exclusive first taste of the as-yet-untitled second Postal Service album.
MP3: "The Importance of Being" – Postal Service
The album has an unconfirmed street date of January 14, 2007, which, you know, can't possibly come soon enough. I know you'll all call hoax due to the un-Postal Service feel of the track (I did too before hearing the explanation), but you'll see soon enough, it's the real deal.