The Postal Service Poke Fun At Themselves In Funny Or Die Video

0
0
Subscribe to Ben Gibbard alerts

Hilarious banter abounds from the returning Postal Service as they poked gentle fun at themselves in a Funny Or Die video that pondered what auditions for vocalist Ben Gibbard’s role in the band would have been like after the pair went on hiatus as other band Death Cab For A Cutie grew.

The video was directed by The Best Show On WFMU radio host Tom Scharpling and saw a whole host of stars step in an attempt to take on the role of singer for the dreamily atmospheric synth pop group. Cameos by Duff McKagan, Moby, Aimee Mann, Tom DeLonge, "Weird" Al Yankovic, and Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster all came and went during the video, which according to SPIN, lost a little of its zip at nine minutes long.

All of this is added promotion for the pair’s return after nine years away since playing live, with it being a full decade since their critically acclaimed US platinum album Give Up. The group never released an another album following that, though its legend has grown and grown in indie circles, to the extent where some might say Owl City shamelessly ripped off the pair’s soft breezy sound when they emerged onto the scene in 2010. The group have a glut of live shows scheduled for this year, including an American tour and an appearance at Coachella weekend next month.


Contactmusic

Tags: Ben Gibbard - The Postal Service

0
0
Subscribe to Ben Gibbard alerts
Advertisement

More Ben Gibbard

Chris Walla Leaves Death Cab For Cutie, Where Do They Go Now?

After a whopping 17 years at the forefront of iconic alternative rock band Death Cab For Cutie, lead guitarist and producer Chris Walla has announced...

5 Celeb Couples We Didn't Want To See Split

A break up is rarely an easy time for a couple but ever get that feeling that some couples, i.e. NOT Rihanna and Chris Brown,...

The Postal Service Poke Fun At Themselves In Funny Or Die Video

Hilarious banter abounds from the returning Postal Service as they poked gentle fun at themselves in a Funny Or Die video that pondered what auditions...

Coachella Festival 2013; Who To See?

Today saw the announcement of the Coachella Festival 2013 line-up, to be run on the weekends of April 12, 2013 and April 19, 2013, and...

Advertisement

Fans Rejoice as The Postal Service Set to Reunite, Will There Be New Music?

2013 is officially the year of the comeback. Destiny's Child and Justin Timberlake have satiated the wont of many an R&B fan, David Bowie has...

With Money In The Bank, Zooey Deschanel Finally Divorces Ben Gibbard

Zooey Deschanel has officially divorced Ben Gibbard, the American indie rock singer with Death Cab For Cutie. The New Girl actress filed for divorce in...

Zooey Deschanel's Divorce is Finalised, But She Receives a Golden Globe Nomination

Having been married for two years and then separated for a year, the divorce between Zooey Deschanel and the Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben...

Benjamin Gibbard - Former Lives Album review

Former Lives is Death Cab For Cutie front man Ben Gibbard's solo debut. The dozen tracks that grace the album take us, in a similar...

Advertisement

Comments

Ben Gibbard Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Ben Gibbard

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All