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Released: 28th February 2005.

"Give Up" was one of the surprise musical highlights of 2003 - an unlikely collaboration between Death Cab For Cutie lead singer Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello, the producer behind DNTEL. Many, hooked by the first single "Such Great Heights", discovered the album which went on to soundtrack their 2003. Two years on, and "We Will Become Silhouettes" could do the same. The track is five minutes of uplifting electro-indie; a fusion of Jimmy's spacey, synth-work, Ben's guitar and lyrics, and backing vocals from Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis. Releasing a single two whole years after the album could be perceived as flogging a dead horse, but "Give Up" is a horse which has many miles more to run.

* * * * (Ben Evans)

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