If you have been living under a rock for the past decade, The Postal Service is an electronic duo that released the ground breaking album Give Up in 2003. The collaboration began when Gibbard contributed vocals for a Dntel song "The Dream of Evan and Chan". The two apparently hit it off musically, because Tamborello continued producing songs that he would then mail to Gibbard to add vocals and other personal edits. And so the aptly titled The Postal Service was born... and quickly died. Or so we thought.
The duo's official website went live earlier this year with a a singular message: The Postal Service 2013. Since then, they were announced as Coachella 2013 headliners, and have announced a run of additional tour and festival dates in the US and Europe.
A coworker of mine put this track on the office speakers today without warning and I nearly fell out of my chair. There's no mistaking this sound, friends. The Postal Service have returned to us!
The Postal Service 2013 Tour:
APR 09 -- GRAND SIERRA THEATRE -- RENO, NV
APR 10 -- MONDAVI CENTER -- DAVIS, CA
APR 12 -- MADONNA EXPO CENTER -- SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
APR 13 -- COACHELLA -- INDIO, CA
APR 18 -- COMERICA THEATRE -- PHOENIX, AZ
APR 19 -- THE CHELSEA BALLROOM AT THE COSMOPOLITAN -- LAS VEGAS, NV
APR 20 -- COACHELLA -- INDIO, CA
MAY 18 -- MANCHESTER ACADEMY -- MANCHESTER
MAY 19 -- O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON -- LONDON
MAY 20 -- O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON -- LONDON
MAY 21 -- LE TRIANON -- PARIS
MAY 23 -- PRIMAVERA SOUND -- BARCELONA
MAY 27 -- SASQUATCH MUSIC FESTIVAL -- GEORGE, WA
JUN 14 -- BARCLAYS CENTER -- NEW YORK, NY