Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Jonsi, A New Postal Service???

Since hearing the Postal Service back in college I have been searching far and wide for a replacement. I gave up years ago for a reunion album between Death Cab For Cutie Front Man Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello aka DNTEL. Owl City came up flat. James Figurine aka Jimmy Tamborello has its moments. Besides that I really haven't found anything that caught my attention like the Postal Service until Monday night. I came across this video from Jonsi of Sigur Ros:

Jónsi - Go Do from Jónsi on Vimeo.

The album completely blew me away. This album is beat heavy and surprisingly fast for a Sigur Ros spin off. It's extremely complex in terms of production. At times the sound is manic until it builds into unbelievable melody. That is what reminds me so much of Postal Service. The Glitch/extreme electronica meet melody/beautiful song writing. For a debut album it sure will have ginormous shoes to follow... Go buy it when it debut in American on April 6th. Here are a few tracks to wet your appetite:

1 comment:

Jorge said...

What about Faded Paper Figures? They sound a lot like Postal Service.