With this year’s 10th Anniversary Reissue of The Postal Service‘s sole album, Give Up, fans of the band were treated to two new songs, the only new material since the original release of the album. The first was “Turn Around”, a mid-tempo song that was heavy on the bass drum. The second (and better, in my opinion) one was “A Tattered Line of String”, short and snappy number. Though, to be honest, none would have really fit on the album, and are good showings of why there hasn’t been a follow up.
In any case, “A Tattered Line of String” now has a video to go along with it, which is far less mundane than the still above shows. What starts as a normal visit to the laundromat turns into a bit of a dizzying nightmare, but you’ll have to watch the video to find out exactly what I mean. As an extra bonus, the idea of washing machines somehow makes sense with the song’s drum programming.
The 10th Anniversary Reissue of Give Up is out now via Sub Pop Records. In addition, The Postal Service will make their TV debut on The Colbert Report tonight!