(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan

Album: Life Is Full of Possibilities (2001)

Songfacts®:

  • This song by the Electronic music artist Dntel (Jimmy Tamborello), features the vocals of Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard. The song was so well-received that the pair decided that further collaboration was in order and collaborated on a full-length album, Give Up, which they released as The Postal Service in 2003.
  • Gibbard also penned the lyrics, which were inspired by a strange dream that he had involving Evan Dando of The Lemonheads and Chan Marshall (also known as Cat Power). The Death Cab for Cutie singer told The Guardian November 14, 2012: "It was completely G-rated, not one of those inappropriate dreams, but it was bizarre – you know, in the same way you dream that you're in your house but it's not your house, your friend is there but he's a merman."

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