Jimmy Tamborello (of Dntel and The Postal Service) has a new project to be unveiled this summer. Under the guise of James Figurine, the album Mistake Mistake Mistake Mistake, will be out in Europe on Monika records at the end of June and then in the US on Plug Research in the middle of July. Thus far, the sound is a lot like what you hear on Dntel but with less grunge electronica, if that is a word.
This is what Jimmy says:
""In November of 2001 my band Figurine went on a short tour of Germany with Lali Puna. Our label there, Monika, set us up with a driver to get from show to show. She only brought three or four tapes to listen to on the drives, mostly techno. ... Listening to the same tapes over and over again (especially Kompakt's pop-leaning Total 3 and some 7"s on Parfum) while driving through Germany made a giant impression on me.
... This record was supposed to be an extra melodic, minimal techno record with some sparse vocals, but my technopop tendencies got the best of me, the songs slowly filled up, and this is what I ended up with. It's called Mistake Mistake Mistake Mistake because that's what I kept chanting to the beat while I worked on the tracks."
John Tejada and Jenny Lewis are aong the big names that helped along the way.
The best I've heard thus far is "Apologies" but you can find more James Figurine here.
mp3 - Apologies