The Postal Service Are Reuniting

The Postal Service
The Postal Service

In a December 2008 interview with Rolling Stone, Gibbard laughed off suggestions that The Postal Service’s long overdue follow-up to their 2003 hit Give Up is an indie version of Guns N’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy. Gibbard said that both he and Tamborello do not see it as a priority in light of their main projects, Death Cab for Cutie and Dntel. He said, “The anticipation of the second record has been a far bigger deal for everybody except the two of us… I don’t know about it being the indie-rock Chinese Democracy, but now that Chinese Democracy has come out, I guess it just becomes the second Postal Service record that will never come out. There never really was a plan to do a second album. We work from time to time together but we have other things that take up all of our time.”[12]

As of November 2012, Ben Gibbard posted on his Twitter account that there are “no plans” to produce another Postal Service record. He did not cite any specific reason for this statement, other than the fact that multiple fans questioned if there was going to be a second album. [wikipedia]

Despite many years of rumors and frequent denials, according to Billboard, The Postal Service (Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello) will be officially reuniting for Coachella 2013. Billboard has also confirmed that Sub Pop will release a deluxe edition of the band’s sole album, Give Up, next month, in order to commemorate the record’s 10-year anniversary.

UPDATE: The Give Up Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition will be available as a 2xCD, 3xLP and digitally on April 8 in the UK and Europe and April 9 in North America via Sub Pop. Give Up Deluxe Edition tracklisting (featuring the two brand new songs “Turn Around” and “A Tattered Line of String,” plus a host of rarities and B-Sides) after the jump.

The Postal Service “Give Up” Tracklisting:
Disc 1 (Original Album):
The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
Such Great Heights
Sleeping In
Nothing Better
Recycled Air
Clark Gable
We Will Become Silhouettes
This Place Is a Prison
Brand New Colony
Natural Anthem

Disc 2 (New Tracks, Rarities, B-Sides, Remixes, Cover Versions, etc.):
Turn Around
A Tattered Line of String
Be Still My Heart
There’s Never Enough Time
Suddenly Everything Has Changed
Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)
Grow Old With Me
Such Great Heights (John Tejada Remix)
The District Sleeps Alone Tonight (DJ Downfall Persistent Beat Mix)
Be Still My Heart (Nobody Remix)
We Will Become Silhouettes (Matthew Dear Remix)
Nothing Better (Styrofoam Remix)
Recycled Air (Live on KEXP)
We Will Become Silhouettes (Performed by The Shins)
Such Great Heights (Performed by Iron and Wine)

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