The Postal Service’s recent announcements of tour dates and new songs already had us fanning ourselves. Even after all this time, we still think the duo could not be any more perfect…or could they be? Funny Or Die took it upon themselves to find out with a new “audition video” that shows us what could have been had Ben Gibbard not snagged the part as vocalist.
The spoof video features a handful of notable musicians trying out to be Jimmy Tamborello’s other musical half for his new band, The Postal Service. Auditioners include Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan, Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Moby, and a few other surprises who try to incorporate their own musical styles into The Postal Service instrumentals. We get some interesting (to say the least) reimagined tunes out of it, and definitely some laughs.
Thankfully, Gibbard auditions at the end and reminds us that we wouldn’t want The Postal Service to be any other way (as if we would actually forget). This video did, however, get me thinking about how cool some covers of the band’s songs could be (Iron & Wine’s heartbreakingly beautiful cover of “Such Great Heights,” anyone?).
The Postal Service will be re-issuing their first and only album, Give Up, and heading out on tour on April 9th. Check out the video below!