While the United States Postal Service is busy hemorrhaging money and reducing delivery days, the outstanding musical side project The Postal Service is entering a banner year.
Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello's side project is celebrating the tenth anniversary of their fantastic release, Give Up.
Yeah it's hard to believe it's been ten years of beeping and blooping along with classics like "Such Great Heights" and "We Will Become Silhouettes", but it's true.
The band has said there won't be a new album, but they're releasing a ten-year anniversary reissue of Give Up that will include two new songs.
The first new tune was just released in the form of, "A Tattered Line of String".
The song features vocalist Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley fame—she was also on many of The Postal Service's original songs—and it would fit in quite nicely as a B-side on Give Up. In fact, it wouldn't even be out of place on the album proper.
The group has announced 12 tour dates for 2013 including stops at the Coachella Music Festival and the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Spain.
They close the tour June 14 at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, NY where no doubt myriads of hipsters will be stampeded trying to acquire tickets to what's sure to be an awesome show.