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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 »

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 »

Though they’re clearly still going strong, ten years ago yesterday Oklahoma’s favorite sons released their ninth and generally speaking most beloved album The Soft Bulletin. It was the Flaming Lips’ moody, poppy, deeply atmospheric followup to 1997’s quadruple turntable adventure Zaireeka and it was followed by another critical and commercial success, 2002’s Yoshimi Battles TheMore »

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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…
Chris DeVille | February 24, 2015 - 11:41 am
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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…
James Rettig | November 8, 2014 - 10:47 am
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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 i…
Chris DeVille | October 7, 2014 - 3:37 pm
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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…
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 a…
Chris DeVille | June 18, 2014 - 3:48 pm
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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 day…
Chris DeVille | January 10, 2014 - 3:00 pm
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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 Angele…
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…
Miles Bowe | July 2, 2013 - 11:28 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2013 - 9:01 am
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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
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.
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…
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…
Aaron Lariviere | April 21, 2013 - 3:31 pm
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 14, 2013 - 4:33 pm
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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
Andrew Youssef | April 10, 2013 - 9:36 am
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 21, 2013 - 1:31 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2013 - 11:44 am
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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 o…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 11, 2013 - 12:29 pm
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