It must really be a slow news day because I'm posting about something that a) I don't particularily care about and b) was already mentioned here 8 months ago but it looks like the hope of having another Postal Service record just had one more nail added to its coffin.
Ben Gibbard told Rolling Stone this week:
Any updates with your side-project the Postal Service? Are there plans to follow-up with your 2003 debut Give Up?
No update. It’s the record that never seems to want to come out. It’s also just never been a priority for either Jimmy [Tamborello, Postal Service co-founder] or myself. The anticipation of the second record has been a far bigger deal for everybody except the two of us.
It’s the new Chinese Democracy.
Right. I don’t know about it being the indie-rock Chinese Democracy but now that Chinese Democracy has come out, I guess it just becomes the second Postal Service record that will never come out. There never really was a plan to do a second album. We work from time to time together but we have other things that take up all of our time.