UPDATE: The Postal Service reunion now includes brand new music!!! And live shows, too!!! New tracks “Turn Around” and “A Tattered Line of String” will appear on the 10th anniversary deluxe reissue of Give Up alongside other goodies, including remixes, never-before-heard live recordings and covers of Postal Service classics by The Shins and Iron & Wine. Postal Service will also reunite onstage for the first time in a decade! They’re already confirmed for Coachella and more dates will be announced shortly.
The rumors that The Postal Service would be getting back together can finally be confirmed... sort of.
The electro-indie rock duo consisting of Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello (aka Dntel) have updated their website to say (rather enigmatically): "The Postal Service 2013."
And now Billboard has confirmed that the band will be part of this year's Coachella Arts & Music Festival lineup.
For anyone unfamiliar with The Postal Service, the duo left us 10 years ago after just one album release. But what an album it was! 2003’s Give Up received cult status and numerous accolades from music critics for its mind-blowing retro computer pop beats. Released on Sub Pop, Give Up became the label’s best-selling album since Nirvana’s Bleech, powered by the popularity of singles like “Such Great Heights” and “The District Sleeps Alone.”
In honor of the album's 10th anniversary, the label will release a deluxe edition of Give Up next month.
Last October, in an interview with Spinner, Gibbard said a new Postal Service album wasn't likely to happen. "There are no plans to make a second record... I can't say that enough. I'm much more interested in playing music than creating it, so to speak."
So does the new website mean the Postal Service reunion will only consist of live shows? What about new music? Stay tuned!