Song Of The Week #29

Every now and then I enjoy listening to tracks which showcase a more relaxing atmosphere. Although an insanely energetic song is a wonderful thing, not all songs need contain thumping bass lines, or screeching guitar roles laced over the heavy bashes of the drum.

The Postal Service – The District Sleeps Alone


Calming synths, simple beats and drowsy voices over echoing harmonies. Yes, I trust ‘relaxing’ adequately describes this tune.

The Postal Service was an American indie electronic group consisting of Death Cab For Cutie lead vocalist Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello.

After having contributed to the backing vocals on Tamborello’s (stage name: Dntel) album Life Is Full Of Possibilities, Gibbard and Tamborello decided that more collabs must be done, and thus was born The Postal Service.

Fun fact: The band’s name was given due to the way they worked on songs. Tamborello would send digital files of instrumentals to Gibbard, Gibbard would edit, add vocals and send the finished piece back via the postal service.

The District Sleeps Alone Tonight is the opening track to their 2003 debut album Give Up.

Listen here.


 – Jonathan

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6 thoughts on “Song Of The Week #29

  1. bherstig says:

    Great album – great group!

  2. Olga says:

    What a soothing song. I enjoyed it!

  3. Ben Gibbard is the greatest lyricist of all time!

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