November 03, 2003
Indie Man Of The Year

This week's mp3's celebrate the first annual "Largehearted Musician Of The Year," Ben Gibbard. Not only did he continue the string of great albums with his band (Death Cab For Cutie's Transatlanticism), but he also worked with Jimmy Tamborello and put out my favorite album of the year, The Postal Service's Give Up.

In his solo shows, Ben is known for his unique choice of covers. He adds a subtle poignancy to the Kirsty MacColl-penned, "They Don't Know," which was made a hit by none other than the comic Tracey Ullman.

The Postal Service toured this year with largehearted hearthrob Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley on backing vocals, and the second mp3 of the month is this band covering "Against All Odds," the Phil Collins classic from the movie of the same name.

Posted by david on November 03, 2003

Schweeet. You are the man, Dave.

And Jenny Lewis is mine! MINE! In Rilo Kiley's video for "The Frug", she is the cutest thing ever.

Posted by: frank on November 3, 2003 08:02 AM

Jenny Lewis is incredibly talented and cute, number three on my indie heartthrob list behind my wife and Neko Case (in case my wife reads this).

I have three or four Gibbard boots as well as a Postal Service live show if you're interested, Frank. Drop me a line if you are.

Posted by: david on November 3, 2003 09:08 AM


I don't have any file-sharing programs, so I've been scouring over google trying to find not only DCFC and Postal Service live sets, but the song "Against All Odds" in particular.


Posted by: caley on November 3, 2003 01:17 PM

I heard an interview with Jenny Lewis not too long ago where she mentioned offhandedly that The Postal Service might be touring again in the first part of 2004.

Fingers are crossed...

Posted by: craig on November 3, 2003 03:47 PM

Thanks for the link!


Posted by: Christina on November 7, 2003 03:45 PM

Hi! I just discovered your blog from Google the other day, and I too adore The Postal Service and Ben Gibbard. Unfortunately, I can no longer use the posted links to find "Against All Odds", which I've heard wonderful things about and wish I could find. Do you happen to know of anywhere else I could download this track? Thanks so much.


Posted by: Amber on January 27, 2004 07:12 PM

hey was wondering of anyone had any live postal service song... been lookin kinda hard to find...can anyone help?? thank,

Posted by: robert on September 15, 2004 03:19 AM
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