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Watch Mark Kozelek Fill In On Guitar For His Broken-Handed Friend Ben Gibbard

One of the many showstoppers on Sun Kil Moon’s Benji was album closer “Ben’s My Friend,” a song about Mark Kozelek having something of a nervous breakdown while watching longtime pal Ben Gibbard perform for a massive audience on the Postal Service reunion tour. Kozelek and Gibbard have since published a pair of email conversations,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 24, 2015 - 11:41 am

Watch The Postal Service Play “Nothing Better” From New Concert Film Everything Will Change

Later this month, the Postal Service will release Everything Will Change, a feature-length concert documentary of their performance at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA during last year’s reunion tour. Sub Pop has shared a clip of them performing of “Nothing Better” from the film. “Ladies and gentlemen, this song is for anyone in the… More »

By: James Rettig / November 8, 2014 - 10:47 am

Watch A Trailer For The Postal Service’s Movie Everything Will Change

The Postal Service’s reunion tour was a big deal for a lot of people, the members of the Postal Service included. Everything Will Change is a new concert film/documentary by director Justin Mitchell chronicling that tour, including interviews with Ben Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello, and Jenny Lewis and lots of fans who spent a decade waiting… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 7, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Jen Wood – “Run With The Wild Ones” (Stereogum Premiere)

Seattle singer-songwriter Jen Wood is best known for duetting with Ben Gibbard on the Postal Service’s “Nothing Better,” but she’s maintained a long and fruitful solo career as well as teaming with the likes of Joan Of Arc and Black Heart Procession. Her latest album, Wilderness, is coming this fall. Lead single “Run With The… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 18, 2014 - 10:07 am

Watch Ben Gibbard, Tacocat, & La Luz Talk About Seattle In Budweiser & Noisey’s Made In America Series

Budweiser partners with Jay Z for the Made In America festival, which is returning to Philadelphia for a third time this year as well as adding an L.A. edition. Apparently the Made In America brand is expanding beyond just festivals. Today Bud and Noisey began airing an online video series called Made In America that… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 18, 2014 - 3:48 pm

Sun Kil Moon – “Ben’s My Friend”

For someone with such a painfully distinctive style and voice, Mark Kozelek’s songwriting sure has evolved a lot over the years since the early days of Red House Painters. In recent years the slowcore founding father’s transformation has been especially evident, and nowhere is that truer than “Ben’s My Friend,” the closing track from the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 10, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Photos: The Postal Service, Divine Fits, Baths @ Greek Theatre, Los Angeles 7/24/13

After a triumphant return to the stage back in April, the Postal Service finally wove their way to the scenic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles for two nights of nostalgia in support of the tenth anniversary of platinum debut Give Up. Having been on the road for a couple of months, the Postal Service are… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / July 25, 2013 - 4:34 pm

Electric Anthology Project Of Death Cab For Cutie – “Soul Meets Body”

You may have heard of The Electronic Anthology Project last year when Brett Nelson (of Built To Spill) used his electronic side-project to reimagine Dinosaur Jr. as gorgeous synth pop. Now he’s done the same to Death Cab For Cutie. This might seem like a less strange pairing considering Gibbard is one half of the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 2, 2013 - 11:28 am

Watch The Postal Service Play The Colbert Report With Jenny Lewis

Back when the Postal Service recorded Give Up a decade ago, Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello weren’t famous enough to warrant TV time, either together or as separate entities. But time and growing cult status have a way of changing things, and the reunited Postal Service made their TV debut on last night’s episode of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 20, 2013 - 9:01 am

The Postal Service – “A Tattered Line Of String” Video

The where-does-that-other-sock-go mystery has been solved in the video for the Postal Service’s “A Tattered Line Of String.” In the clip for the Give Up anniversary edition bonus track, we venture into the dirty clothes-filled alternate universe of an otherwise standard issue laundromat. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 18, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Photos: Free Press Summer Fest ’13

Free Press Summer Fest returned to Houston over the weekend, hosting acts like the Postal Service, Bassnectar, Iggy & The Stooges, Passion Pit, and more. We sent Allyce Andrew to capture the sights. Check out her pics in the gallery above. More »

By: Stereogum / June 3, 2013 - 3:38 pm

Sasquatch! 2013 Monday: The Postal Service, Ariel Pink, Death Grips, & More

If there was one constant during the Monday at Sasquatch! it might as well have been “failure.” The rainy final day, riddled with many sound problems, cancellations, and absences, brought that word to mind in some context with nearly every set. Yet, in spite of this, band after band delivered their all and by the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 28, 2013 - 5:42 pm

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Saturday’s 5 Best Things

Sitting here in the afterglow of day two — resting sore muscles and reflecting on an impossible collection of hard-earned memories — I feel like I’m starting to come to terms with Coachella. More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / April 21, 2013 - 3:31 pm

Coachella 2013 Saturday: The Postal Service, Phoenix, The Make-Up, & More

Before we get into Saturday, let’s not bury the day’s big lede: R. Kelly joined Phoenix on stage to perform his biggest crossover that isn’t from the Space Jam soundtrack, “Ignition (Remix).” Not quite the Daft Punk cameo folks rumored, definitely worthy of its own post. Which is here. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 14, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Photos: The Postal Service, Baths @ Grand Sierra Theatre, Reno 4/9/13

The Postal Service delivered the goods for their first show in nine years. Celebrating the tenth anniversary and re-release of their platinum debut album Give Up, Ben Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello, Jenny Lewis, and Laura Burhenn put together a sparkling sixteen song set with all the electronic bloops and bleeps in their right places. Opening the… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 10, 2013 - 9:36 am

The Postal Service – “Turn Around”

Last month, we celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the release of the Postal Service’s sole album Give Up in conjunction with the release of “A Line Of Tattered String,” one of two brand new tracks from the upcoming reissue of the LP. Here’s “Turn Around,” the second and final bit of original unheard music. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 21, 2013 - 1:31 pm

Watch Long-Lost Postal Service Audition Footage

The Postal Service has never exactly been a wellspring of comedy, but they did have the good sense to recruit Tom Scharpling, who is extremely good at this sort of thing, to make them a pretty amazing video. Scharpling’s video purports to be the lost 2002 footage that led Ben Gibbard to join Jimmy Tamborello’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2013 - 11:44 am

Deconstructing: The Return Of The Postal Service And Why 2013 Should Be The New 2003

In 2003, indie rock was undergoing an identity crisis. The “garage rock” bands had already peaked. “Dance-punk” was barely getting started. 2003 was perhaps the only year since the dawn of the internet without a real buzzword genre (unless you count crunk), and that lack of a scene made it arguably the best year of… More »

By: David Holmes / March 1, 2013 - 10:52 am

Give Up Turns 10

Albums from 20 years ago generally tend to age much better than albums a decade old. At 20, an album has time to see its influence slowly disseminate into music at large, to become a part of the cultural air we breathe. But when it’s only 10, a record feels like it’s only barely gone… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 20, 2013 - 5:06 pm

The Postal Service – “A Tattered Line Of String”

News about the Postal Service is pretty much like setting up dominoes and knocking them down, each week begetting some new tidbit to hold on to until the reissue and reunion shows finally materialize. Today, we get a brand new track from the duo, which makes all of this all the more real. “A Tattered… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 11, 2013 - 12:29 pm
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