Indie favourites The Postal Service have had a pretty neat history over the last 10 years and what better way to encapsulate that than in a documentary? Director Justin Mitchell thought just that, making Some Idealistic Future, just released.
The film, being made as part of The Creator’s Project, will follow the much-loved electronic supergroup from the collaborations between Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello that led to the release of their debut album Give Up, to their hiatus and ultimate reformation this year. Mitchell released a statement explaining the look of the project:
“I’ve been looking for a project to use prisms on for a while and much like the multiple frames, I think they help to support the story of the band. For me the prisms represent a gathering of all the disparate energies that propelled the album upwards and onwards during the last ten years. The band might be the center of the image and the focus but for ten years they allowed ‘Give Up’ to live its own life and somehow, all that outside energy resulted in a platinum album. Now, as Ben says, they get to reclaim it and I think the prism (which just looked so much cooler in slow motion) helps to show that.”
Prisms. Sure. Anyway, The Postal Service are currently raising eyebrows on their reunion tour with their choice of support act, Big Freedia, who’s been bringing her awesome brand of twerk-infested New Orleans rap to the stage, warming up Postal Service fans with tracks like Azz Everywhere. Oh, to be a fly on the wall.
Watch: The Postal Service – Some Idealistic Future