But, while wildly popular amongst aging hipsters like this guy typing, The Postal Service doesn’t get the genre-defining, or bad-fad-killing, credit that they freaking deserve. Nirvana and Pearl Jam cut down the hair bands. The Beatles and The Rolling Stones murdered Motown. I pose that “Give Up” was so different than anything else making national-waves at that point in time, that Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello singlehandedly drove an electronic-coated nail into the popular music bubble, currently being filled with greasy pomade and chest hairs by Creed.
So now it’s time to relive 2003, and we have unreleased songs via a deluxe reissue to guide us on our way. “A Tattered Line of String” is the first one to hit the internet. Let’s all listen, and give thanks for everything wonderful we have today.