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- Posted on Dec 2nd 2010 4:00PM by Gregory Adams
As one half of electro-pop duo Postal Service (alongside Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard), Tamborello made a lasting impression on every 'O.C.'-obsessed indie kid back in 2003 when their album 'Give Up' rocketed up the charts and went gold. But despite being such a big hit, the pair has yet to record a sophomore set, and, according to Tamborello, sadly, that's the way it's going to stay -- for a while, at least.
"There's not much of an update," he tells Spinner in between fielding questions about his new Dntel EPs ('After Parties 1' and 'After Parties 2'). "We had a couple of false starts [a couple years back], and went on to other things. I don't think it'll ever be officially over -- but there's a good chance that it'll never come together."
"It was really just like, we started working on a couple of songs, and then Ben got busy with Death Cab again," he adds.
While Tamborello currently subscribes to a mantra of never-say-never, he also maintains that there's no point in anyone holding their breath for a new Postal Service recording (likely a sore point with Sub Pop, who saw 'Give Up' become their No. 2 seller of all time, trumped only by Nirvana's 'Bleach.')
Considering the Tamborello is busy promoting his 'After Parties' series -- which features instrumental-only cuts geared for club kids, and is due out Dec. 7 --- writing a full platter of emo-tinged electronica is the furthest thing from the guy's mind.
"I think at this point, everybody just assumes it's not going to happen. It'll be a pleasant surprise if we can get it together."