[The Postal Service]

The Postal Service是美國西岸的獨立電子搖滾樂團。主要成員是Jimmy Tamborello和Ben Gibbard。其中主唱Ben原來是樂團Death Cab for Cutie的吉他手,而Jimmy是The Postal Service主要的創作者,但同時也以Dntel為名發表專輯。團名的由來是因為當初兩人是以郵件遞送來討論歌曲創作的,Jimmy首先把歌曲寫好寄給Ben,然後Ben把歌曲唱好後再寄回去給Jimmy。The Postal Service團名的使用其實還引起美國郵政對此商標的維護與抗議,但經周旋後,美國郵政同意The Postal Service繼續使用這個名字,但交換條件是The Postal Service必須乖乖的不要做出任何有損美國郵政名譽的事,還有在美國郵政每年的會議上進行演出。除此之外,美國郵政的網站上也有販賣The Postal Service的CD。目前為止,The Postal Service總共有三張單曲,一張專輯,Give Up (2003)。

我很喜歡Such Great Heights這首歌,特別是前奏的電子音效。每次都會幻想自己正坐在一列開往太空的列車,歡樂地倒數計時準備出發,去那未知的遠處,沒有重力,沒有壓力,沒有束縛。

I am thinking it’s a sign that the freckles
In our eyes are mirror images and when
We kiss they’re perfectly aligned
And I have to speculate that God himself
Did make us into corresponding shapes like
Puzzle pieces from the clay
True, it may seem like a stretch, but
Its thoughts like this that catch my troubled
Head when you’re away when I am missing you to death
When you are out there on the road for
Several weeks of shows and when you scan
The radio, I hope this song will guide you home
They will see us waving from such great
Heights, ‘come down now,’ they’ll say
But everything looks perfect from far away,
‘come down now,’ but we’ll stay…
I tried my best to leave this all on your
Machine but the persistent beat it sounded
Thin upon listening
That frankly will not fly. you will hear
The shrillest highs and lowest lows with
The windows down when this is guiding you home

延伸聆聽 : The Postal Service 官網

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One Comment

  1. 2011-01-28

    [Give Up]這樁專輯是在唱片行試聽時一聽鍾情的!最喜歡"Sleeping In"整張專輯都很棒~聽不膩!!主唱聲音曲風與另一團"owl city"好像,不過還是比較喜歡The Postal Service!!
    版主回覆:(07/21/2007 02:46:38 PM)

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