The Postal Service is reuniting

The Postal Service is Ben Gibbard, left, and Jimmy Tamborello, right.

The album that made every twee little heart break in 2003 will have a come back with this year’s 10-year anniversary reissue of The Postal Service’s only album, “Give Up” on April 9th, 2013. Sub Pop announced today that the album will feature a second disc loaded with B-sides, live takes, rarities and two new tracks. But don’t get too excited. The release reads: “The Postal Service will hit the road for a long-overdue victory lap, one
that will give most fans their first (and last—seriously, don’t ask)
chance to see the group in person.”

What’s the deal guys? Why taunt us with two meager scraps of new material, “A Tattered Line of String” and “Turn Around” just when we’d finally given up on the idea of ever seeing any new stuff from you, ever? We just FINALLY stopped wearing our horn-rimmed glasses and wooly sweaters. Seems like case similar to that of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning screenplay for “Good Will Hunting.” Sometimes your first piece of work is so good, you can’t try to top it.

We were also hoping, what with Ben Gibbard divorced from the lovely Zooey Deschanel, that perhaps we’d get some sad, dishy lyrics that we could spend hours interpreting a la Taylor Swift records. Why do you deny us this, Postal Service?

Well, we’ll take what we can get, which includes this comprehensive new second disc:

Disc 2 (New Tracks, Rarities, B-Sides, Remixes, Cover Versions, etc.):
Turn Around
A Tattered Line of String
Be Still My Heart
There’s Never Enough Time
Suddenly Everything Has Changed
Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)
Grow Old With Me
Such Great Heights (John Tejada Remix)
The District Sleeps Alone Tonight (DJ Downfall Persistent Beat Mix)
Be Still My Heart (Nobody Remix)
We Will Become Silhouettes (Matthew Dear Remix)
Nothing Better (Styrofoam Remix)
Recycled Air (Live on KEXP)
We Will Become Silhouettes (Performed by The Shins)
Such Great Heights (Performed by Iron and Wine)

In the meantime, get yourself pumped with this old classic:



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