Thursday, February 24, 2005

Dntel - (This is) The Dream of Evan and Chan
from Life is Full of Possibilities (Efa, 2001)

jimmy tamborello, who's better known as Dntel, asks ben gibbard of death cab for cutie to do vocals for a track. the first time they meet is when gibbard comes into studio to lay down the vocals. a small collaboration for the track "(this is) the dream of evan and chan" becomes a bigger project called the postal service. tamborello and gibbard corresponded through usps, mailing each other cd's with edits of each other's instrumentals and vocals for their first album, Give Up. gibbard later calls jenny lewis of rilo kiley, also without having met her, to do backup vocals on the album. evan and chan started it all, but i still dont know the story behind the title of the track. anyone else know?

look out for Dntel's new album Dumb Luck this autumn with cameos by jenny lewis, conor oberst of bright eyes, mia doi todd, lali puna’s valerie trebeljahr, and fog’s andrew broder.