It looks like Postal Service fans will have to content themselves with that upcoming co-headlining tour with Death Cab For Cutie. Those eager for some new music from the supergroup will just have to continue dreaming.
Fans of the Postal Service were given a glimmer of hope recently when news broke of a co-headlining tour to celebrate their 20th anniversaries. However, in a recent interview for Kyle Meredith With…, Ben Gibbard, frontman of both bands as well as a prolific solo artist, has dashed any speculation of a new album coming from the supergroup.
In the 40-plus-minute interview, Gibbard said that a new album from the Postal Service would be a disappointment compared to their 2003 debut, Give Up. He said that technology and the way music is made have changed dramatically since then, and that the album wouldn’t sound the same.
“Anybody who’s been asking a second Postal Service record, like really ask yourself, after 20 years, do you really think that there’s gonna something we could make that could even satisfy half of the desire you have in your mind as to what this record would be like?” Gibbard said. “Twenty years — a lot of technology has changed. A lot of how we make music has changed dramatically since then. It wouldn’t be the same.”
He continued, “I think often, when we think about the music that we love the most and the eras of a certain artist or a band that we love the most, we’re as much thinking about the sound. It’s not just the songs or how you were driving around in high school listening to it, wishing you could be anywhere other than the town that you’re living in — it’s the sound of it. Whatever we would make now would sound dramatically different than what we made 20 years ago, and I think it would be a disappointment even if we tried.”