Although most people knew The Postal Service initially as the electronic side project from Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard, I think the second half of the duo, Jimmy Tamborello, is slowly starting to make a name for himself as well. And, I might add, deservedly so; as time goes on it's becoming more obvious that Tamborello is the true genius behind that band. I wasn't completely taken with his last James Figurine solo album, but this new Dntel album is suprisingly solid. This is the first time he's recorded under the Dntel name in 6 years, and the first one released on Sub Pop. Almost every song features a guest vocalist, including such indie faves as Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kelly), Edward Droste (Grizzly Bear) and Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes). It may not be as poppy or upbeat as The Postal Service, but it has a real ethereal, Air kind of vibe which works just as well (if not better) in my opinion. Dumb Luck hits stores on April 24th.
» Bonus Track: Rock My Boat (feat. Mia Doi Todd)
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