Thursday, April 05, 2007

Just Don't Forget That It's Dumb Luck That Got You Here

Dntel Dumb LuckIf you're like me, you're impatiently waiting for the sophomore album from The Postal Service. Give Up is by far one of my favorite albums of the last five years, but I want to hear more (and less of Such Great Heights on UPS commercials). Well, we're getting closer, but this ain't quite it.

One half third (including Jenny Lewis) of The Postal Service (the non-vocals half third) is Jimmy Tamborello. Jimmy is releasing a new Dntel album called Dumb Luck on April 24. It's not quite The Postal Service, but Ms. Lewis does contribute vocals (as does Jimmy himself on the title track!)

Thick with Tamborello’s signature electronic washes and genius beat placement, Dumb Luck is an album lyrically as much about human distance as connection.

Jimmy is a curious and interesting dude and he’s created what he calls “a 40 minute drone piece” which is really him alone in the studio doing what he does in long-format. Sub Pop is giving away copies of this on CD if you pre-order the record at and they are super limited so hurry up.

And for historical reference, The Postal Service had its origins in Dntel. Ben Gibbard provided vocals to Dntel's (This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan. Just, you know, FYI.

MP3: Dntel - Dumb Luck (via Sub Pop)

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