The Postal Service offers a new single from their album "Give Up," and it's worth every penny. While one of the remixes fails to live up to the original, the cover and other two songs are solid, enjoyable, and thoroughly pleasant to listen to.
"District Sleeps Tonight" is a pleasant, slightly melancholy song, ("You seem so out of context/ in this gaudy apartment complex") and the DJ Downfall Remix of that same song is a faster, poppier, longer, more danceable version, and unfortunately a little less engaging. The John Tejada Remix of "Such Great Heights" is pleasant and upbeat remix; the single is rounded off by a quirky percussion-led cover of the Flaming Lips' "Suddenly Everything Has Changed."
It's a pleasant weaving of rock, pop, electronica and what-have-you, with sweet lyrics and good music, like a bright-eyed cousin of Radiohead. Energetic and fun (with a bonus for Lips fans like myself), a good buy if you have four bucks on you.