Ben Gibbard Says Second Postal Service Album Is the "Chinese Democracy of Indie Rock
Published May 16, 2008For those fans eagerly awaiting a second Postal Service record, Ben Gibbard has a message for you: dont hold your breath.
In a recent Rolling Stone interview, the Death Cab for Cutie front-man said neither he nor the duos other half, DNTEL/Figurine beat-maker Jimmy Tamborello, has had time to dedicate to the project.
Gibbard also said that, despite Tamborello recently sending him five new Postal Service demos, little progress has been made on follow-up to 2003s glitch-pop classic, Give Up, due to Death Cabs new Narrow Stairs album and Tamborellos various other projects eating up all their energies.
"The second Postal Service album is threatening to become the Chinese Democracy of indie rock, Gibbard said. "It will come out eventually, or maybe it wont.
Perhaps if a major soda manufacturer got behind the duo, it could spur them to finish what theyve started. Hey, this seems to have worked with Axl.
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