Music Exploder – The Postal Service


“The District Sleeps Alone Tonight”
Deluxe Anniversary Version

The primary episode of Music Exploder, about The Postal Service music “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight,” got here out 10 years in the past, in January 2014. To have fun the tenth anniversary of the podcast, we’re doing what bands do, and placing out a deluxe, expanded version of our very first launch: this model encompasses a new interview, new insights, and new items of the music and demo.

The Postal Service shaped in 2001. Their debut album got here out in 2003, and it was a recreation changer. Their mixture of digital music and indie rock not solely bought over one million copies; their songs have been in all places on TV and in movie, and influenced a era of artists. Final yr, they performed sold-out concert events throughout the US in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the album, and there are extra exhibits to come back in 2024. Just a few weeks in the past, I spoke to Ben Gibbard, and I mixed that with my unique interview from 2013 with Jimmy Tamborello. And right here, collectively, the 2 of them inform the story of how they made their music “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight.”

You should purchase or stream “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” right here.

For a transcript of this episode, click on right here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

Jenny Lewis, who sings backing vocals, was the singer of Rilo Kiley
Dntel“(That is) The Dream of Evan and Chan”
Jimmy’s band Arca as soon as performed with Loss of life Cab For Cutie at Spaceland in Los Angeles
Pedro Benito of Sunday’s Finest and The Jealous Sound
Jimmy used a Macintosh Quadra to manage his Kurzweil K2000 synth
Black Cat – Music venue in Washington, D.C.
Audio-Technica 4033 – Microphone
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