Watch this: Aimee Mann, Marc Maron, Moby and more audition for the Postal Service (video)
To mark the band's tenth anniversary, the Tom Scharpling–directed video shows how the Postal Service got together. Sort of.
Tue Mar 5 2013
In the latest short directed by Tom Scharpling—who, you may recall, landed on our list of the 50 funniest New Yorkers thanks in part to his hilarious music videos—Jimmy Tamborello of indie-pop duo the Postal Service sits through an audition to find the other half of that beloved early-aughts band, eventually landing on bandmate Ben Gibbard.
The video, which you can watch below, features Scharpling's longtime comedy partner, Jon Wurster; a few Seattle rockers, including Nate Mendel of Sunny Day Real Estate and Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses; an accordion-wielding Weird Al Yankovic; and memorable cameos by Aimee Mann, Marc Maron and Moby.
But this got us thinking: What other noteworthy 2003 albums would we like to see reissues of, or tours behind? A very, very short list—seriously, it was a great year for music—would include Hearts of Oak by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists; Speakerboxxx/The Love Below by OutKast; The Ugly Organ by Cursive; and Fever to Tell by Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Those are just the ones off the top of this writer's head—but if we missed anything, let us know.
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