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Named for the courier service that allowed them to trade song ideas while living in different locales, the Postal Service were a short-lived supergroup featuring Jimmy Tamborello (leader of the electronica bands Dntel and Figurine) and Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard. Adding to the project's star status were Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis and former Tattle Tale member Jen Wood, both of whom contributed backing vocals to the band's mix of bubbling electronica and indie pop. Tamborello and Gibbard first worked together in 2001, when Gibbard provided vocals for the title track of Dntel's This Is the Dream of Evan and Chan EP. From there, the duo continued to collaborate via mail, with Tamborello sending instrumental tracks and Gibbard adding guitars, vocals, and lyrics. The results were packaged into the group's only album, Give Up, which was released in 2003 by Sub Pop. The disc had sold over 500,000 copies by 2005, prompting the band's co-founders to begin work on a second album. Work stalled as both musicians found themselves devoting more time to their main projects, however, and the Postal Service remained on indefinite hiatus for the rest of the decade. During that time, Tamborello continued to work on Dntel albums such as 2007's Dumb Luck and 2012's Aimlessness. Likewise, Gibbard resumed work with Death Cab for Cutie on albums like 2003's breakthrough Transatlanticism; in 2012, Gibbard released his first solo album, Former Lives. The following year, Gibbard and Tamborello reunited to commemorate Give Up's tenth anniversary, an event that included the release of a deluxe reissue of the album as well as dates at that year's Coachella Festival and other festivals. ~ Heather Phares
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Albums by
The Postal Service

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    10 songs

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    Give Up

    25 songs

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    Give Up

    1 song

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    A Tattered Line of String

    4 songs

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    We Will Become Silhouettes

    4 songs

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    The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

    4 songs

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    Such Great Heights

    15 songs

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    Everything Will Change [Blu-Ray/DVD]

    12 songs

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    Give Up [Bonus Tracks]


Top Songs by
The Postal Service

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  2.   Such Great Heights
  3.   The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
  4.   We Will Become Silhouettes
  5.   Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)
  6.   Brand New Colony
  7.   Sleeping In
  8.   Recycled Air
  9.   Nothing Better
  10.   Clark Gable
  11.   A Tattered Line of String
  12.   Be Still My Heart
  13.   This Place Is a Prison
  14.   Natural Anthem
  15.   Grow Old with Me
  16.   Turn Around
  17.   There's Never Enough Time
  18.   Suddenly Everything Has Changed
  19.   This District Sleeps Alone Tonight
  20.   Place Is a Prison
  21.   Our Secret
  22.   (This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan

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