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12 Years Ago: Death Cab for Cutie Release ‘Transatlanticism’


The unofficial follow-up to the Postal Service's only album found footing in the mainstream thanks in part to Seth Cohen (from 'The O.C.').

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Watch the Postal Service’s Entire Coachella Set

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The Postal Service's 10th-anniversary reunion has had a mighty busy week. On Tuesday, the group's only album, 2003's 'Give Up,' was reissued with an extra disc filled with rarities like B sides, outtakes and remixes. Last night, the band played Coachella.

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Postal Service Reunion Tour Begins In Reno, Nevada [Watch]


The actual United State Postal Service is known for sometimes taking its sweet time delivering the mail, but the nine years that stood in between beloved electro-pop duo Postal Service's last concert and the band's return to the stage last night (April 9) in Reno, Nev., seemed to last forever -- even by USPS standards. The Postal Service kicked off their long-awaited comeback tour with a career-spanning set, and you can watch fan-shot footage of the show here.

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The Postal Service, ‘Turn Around’ [Listen]

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To mark the 10th anniversary of their debut (and only) album, ‘Give Up,’ the Postal Service are issuing a special deluxe edition of the record, including two brand-new tracks. Back in February, they treated us to the first, ‘A Tattered Line of String,’ and now, ‘Turn Around’ has surfaced. Click here to stream the new song, which features an insanely catchy beat and ear-pleasing vocals from Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard.

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Ben Gibbard – Rock Acts that Embraced Electronic Music

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Ben Gibbard had put out four well-received albums of guitar-centric indie rock with Death Cab for Cutie and was on the verge of making it five when he took a brief -- and overwhelmingly successful -- detour into the realm of ones and zeroes with the Postal Service, his electro-pop side project with producer Jimmy Tamborello (aka DNTL).

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Free Press Summer Fest 2013 Lineup Includes Alabama Shakes, Postal Service, Passion Pit + More

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The lineup for Houston’s Free Press Summer Fest has been announced, and Alabama Shakes, the Postal Service and Passion Pit are among the dozens of bands slated to perform. The two-day festival is back for its fifth annual run and is set to take place from June 1-2 at Buffalo Bayou's Eleanor Tinsley Park.

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Postal Service Announce More 2013 Tour Dates

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The oft-irritating United States Postal Service recently announced plans to end Saturday delivery, but the much-adored indie-pop duo known as the Postal Service is taking things in the opposite direction: They're expanding plans for their summer live comeback tour, with dates now scheduled through the end of July.

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Postal Service Sell Out Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Add Second Date

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Nasty Little Man

The Postal Service sold out their June 14 concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., within hours of the show going on sale last Friday, and they've now announced a second gig there.

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The Postal Service, ‘A Tattered Line of String’ [Listen]

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The Postal Service's much-celebrated debut album, 'Give Up,' dropped ten years ago this very week, and in April, the previously announced ‘Give Up Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition’ will be released to coincide with the band's upcoming live comeback. As promised, here is one of two new bonus tracks from that deluxe edition, 'A Tattered Line of String,' for your listening pleasure.

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Jenny Lewis Sings on Postal Service ‘Give Up’ Reissue Bonus Tracks

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Fans of both the Postal Service and Jenny Lewis got some fantastic news last month, when it was revealed that the Rilo Kelly singer would serve as a backup singer during the electronic duo's much-anticipated 2013 comeback tour. Now, there's even more good news: Lewis sings on two previously unreleased songs that will be included on the forthcoming ‘Give Up Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition’ reissue of their only album.

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