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The hope of a Postal Service reunion has been slim over the last few years, with Ben Gibbard stating time and time again that he and producer Jimmy Tamborello didn’t have the time to return to the studio to record a second album. Apparently, this unofficial hiatus doesn’t extend to touring, and with the 10th anniversary of the band’s debut album, Give Up, looming in the near future, the two men have decided to rejoin forces and tour together.
According to Billboard, the band is officially signed on for this year’s Coachella festival and has several other dates in the works--which means if you don't live on the West Coast, there is still hope. Additionally, SubPop records, the label that produced Give Up, has a brand new edition of the album in the works. The “Deluxe Edition” is not really much of a surprise, considering Give Up is the label’s second-best selling album, after Nirvana’s Bleach, but whether or not it will offer some new tracks or remixes is yet to be seen.
Both the Dntel producer and Death Cab for Cutie frontman have been busy in the past year. In 2012 Gibbard got divorced and produced his first full solo album, Former Lives. Dntel had a big year as well, with the album Aimlessness. So far, there’s no new album in the works, but the good news is that we can see some of our favorites live, and still dare to dream a second album may come along at some juncture.
Keep up with Postal Service updates via the group’s website.