A few days ago on Twitter I made what many will surely regard for generations to come as the greatest Postal Service joke ever told…
I mean, hasn’t Ben Gibbard suffered enough, what with skinny jeans wet dream Zooey Deschanel leaving him for a writer (EWWW GROSS!) and all? He could use a little sunshine in his life. Maybe a Postal Service reunion will cheer him up!?
After years of inactivity, the group’s website now features a graphic that reads, “The Postal Service 2013.” As part of the reunion, Sub Pop is prepping a deluxe edition of “Give Up” next month to commemorate the album’s 10-year anniversary, Billboard has learned. Since being released on Feb. 19, 2003, the set became Sub Pop’s second highest-selling album, next to Nirvana’s “Bleach.”
Touring plans are also in the works. As Brooklyn Vegan first teased earlier this month with a cryptic post titled “Postal Service reunion in the works” with three related links all tied to Coachella, the band is indeed booked to play this year’s festival, according to three sources who confirmed to Billboard. Additional dates and festivals are also in the works. The band is booked by indie agency Billions, and already has an active page on the company’s site.
Take that, Zooey!
No word as of yet if this reunion will lead to a new Postal Service album, but we suspect Gibbard has been writing some hardcore melancholy shit, what with the Zooey dumping and all.
(Via AV Club)