The Postal Service reunite for Coachella
” The Postal Service 2013” – that’s the message on the band’s official website announcing their return a decade on from the release of their debut album.
According to Billboard, Ben Gibbard and producer Jimmy Tamborello will reunite to appear at Coachella and will reissue their album 2003 album Give Up next month to commemorate the album’s 10-year anniversary. The album is Sub Pop’s second highest-selling album, behind Nirvana’s Bleach.
While on tour with Death Cab For Cutie last year, Gibbard told FL that the Postal Service project “was never meant to be a living, breathing organism” and warned fans not to expect a second album. “I would like to find some time to do something at a later point,” Gibbard explained. “But at this time we’re moving at almost ten years, which is crazy to say, but I think people should ask themselves how satisfied would they be with a new Postal Service record in 2015 or whatever? In some ways it’s probably better that there isn’t a second record, but that’s not to say there won’t be”.
Gibbard repeated those thoughts in an interview with Spinner in October, telling the magazine that “there are no plans to make a second record … I can’t say that enough … I find that making music in computers involves a lot of mouse time … I don’t have an aesthetic for that… I’m much more interested in playing music than creating it.”
Other acts “confirmed” for Coachella 2013 include Rodriguez, Father John Misty and Bat For Lashes while Nick Cave And the Bad Seeds, Atoms For Peace, Alt-J, Local Natives, Sigur Ros and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are also expected to play.