In the early to mid-2000s Ben Gibbard decided to spend all his music energies on Death Cab for Cutie and not do any more with side project The Postal Service. The latter’s Give Up (2003) is a classic. Dance music for indie kids, I always thought, but as the years have passed, I see it now as just downright great music. Fans of the duo have long wanted more than that one full-length album and the handful of EPs that followed.
With HT to my friend Mike (of the great band We Were Pirates), I’ve just found out that Give Up is getting a 10-year anniversary release. Here are the details from the band’s Website:
There’s a tour, too. New album to follow? That would be great. In the meantime, here’s The Postal Service’s “Sleeping In.” You can read more at their Website. Full album tracklist (via Pitchfork) is below the video.
Disc 1 (Original Album):
01 The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
02 Such Great Heights
03 Sleeping In
04 Nothing Better
05 Recycled Air
06 Clark Gable
07 We Will Become Silhouettes
08 This Place Is a Prison
09 Brand New Colony
10 Natural Anthem
Disc 2 (New Tracks, Rarities, B-Sides, Remixes, Cover Versions, Etc.)
01 Turn Around
02 A Tattered Line of String
03 Be Still My Heart
04 There’s Never Enough Time
05 Suddenly Everything Has Changed
06 Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) (Phil Collins cover)
07 Grow Old With Me
08 Such Great Heights (John Tejada Remix)
09 The District Sleeps Alone Tonight (DJ Downfall Persistent Beat Mix)
10 Be Still My Heart (Nobody Remix)
11 We Will Become Silhouettes (Matthew Dear Remix)
12 Nothing Better (Styrofoam Remix)
13 Recycled Air (Live on KEXP)
14 We Will Become Silhouettes (performed by the Shins)
15 Such Great Heights (Performed by Iron and Wine)
5 thoughts on “The Postal Service… back on tour and two new songs”
i would like to see a review of the new my bloody valentine album.
!! I have actually been contemplating doing one, but fear I’m not equal to the task.
Do you want to guest post a review? Write one together?
This is the best news I’ve heard today! Granted it is only one in the morning, but still! It will probably be the best news I hear today. So excited for this!
Ha! I’m pretty excited about it, too. Even just to hear the two new tracks. Though more would also be welcomed.