Rarely does a band side project gather such a loyal following that their only album gets a 10-year anniversary celebration in conjunction with a reunion tour of said side project. Yet such is the case with The Postal Service, the electro-pop side project of Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and producer Jimmy Tamborello (of Dntel and Headset), and their celebrated platinum-selling 2003 album Give Up. Due to the bandmates’ other commitments, The Postal Service had not performed since 2005, and a rumored second album never came to fruition.
This year, fans were delighted to hear that a 10-year anniversary edition of Give Up (along with extra cuts) was dropping in April, followed by a full-blown reunion tour during the spring and summer. Needless to say, the appearance of The Postal Service at Coachella 2013 was one of the festival’s high points.
The video below is of an excellent performance of “Such Great Heights” on April 13 at Coachella. As you can see in the video, this reincarnation of The Postal Service includes the addition of Jenny Lewis (from Rilo Kelly). Enjoy!