Tag Archives: The Postal Service

Friday Music News

The Postal Service has spent this year celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Give Up, with a re-release and a huge world tour. Now, director Justin Mitchell has brought us a 14 minute documentary about the band called, Some Idealistic Future. The documentary features interviews with each band member, live concert footage, and Ben GibbardRead more...

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Live Review: The Postal Service @ Key Arena 7/18/13

In recent years, few one-off side projects have led to the mass following and devotion that The Postal Service has mustered. Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard first teamed up with DNTEL mastermind Jimmy Tamborello back in 2001 for “(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan”, from Jimmy’s indie electronic masterpiece Life IsRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Next Tuesday, Third Man Records will release the latest in its ongoing series of live 12″ LPs. The performances, this time from The Kills, The Shins, and Seasick Steve, were all recorded at Jack White’s Nashville-based record store “Live-to-Acetate” with not post-production whatsoever. You can pre-order the series at the Third Man website now.

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Tuesday Music News

In addition to producing about three months of shows and two new songs, The Postal Service reunion can now add a video to the list of things its produced. The AB/CD/CD-directed clip for the new song “A Tattered Line of String” finds a man fighting off a laundry machine that’s trying to suck him in.Read more...

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Sasquatch 2013, Day 4: The Postal Service

The moment we all waited for finally came at the very end of Sasquatch - The Postal Service took the mainstage to uproar from a massive audience. Lights erupted, everyone infamous entered the stage, and they started off with “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight”. Every song was greeted with audience response, faces in the crowdRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Sasquatch! Music Festival 2013

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. It’s finally here: Sasquatch 2013. This festival has grown to be one of the premier festivals not just in the Northwest, butRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Sasquatch! Mixtape 2013

Sunscreen for the Eastern Washington sun? Check. Sleeping bag for the few moments you’ll be able to sleep? Check? Earplugs for when your ‘drums need a break? Check. Booty shorts for dancin’? Check. High energy bars for, uh... energy? Check. Roadtrip music for the journey out to The Gorge? Double and triple check! We’ve gotRead more...

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Song of the Day: The Postal Service - A Tattered Line of String

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “The Future Hunter” byRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their Give Up, album The Postal Service is heading out on tour. The duo of Dntel’s Jimmy Tamborello and Death Cab’s Ben Gibbard released this video (done by Sub Pop Records) to share their story. It tells the humble story of how these two made such an impactRead more...

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Out This Week 4/9

To call James Blake‘s second LP “greatly anticipated” may be a bit of an overstatement, but only because it’s been hardly two months that we’ve even known that a new album would be available some time this year. Despite the short time to process the news, fans certainly were eager to hear what the angelicallyRead more...

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