The Postal Service have successfully parlayed a decade-old, one-off album into an festival-headlining live show, all on the strength of 10 weak-kneed, digi-pop tunes. Now, the electro duo have shared a music video for one of their two newly released songs, “A Tattered Line of String.” The above clip takes a romantic cliché — having your world turned upside-down by a lover — and puts a literal spin on it, flipping one poor mope’s reality on its axis.
This just-unveiled visual comes ahead of the Postal Service’s long-overdue television debut. Tomorrow night (June 19), Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello, along with backup players Jenny Lewis and Laura Burhenn, will appear on The Colbert Report.
Right now, the Postal Service are touring in support of the deluxe 10th anniversary edition of their lone studio album, 2003’s platinum-certified Give Up. Find dates below. Oh, and did we mention Death Cab for Cutie are working on new material?
Postal Service 2013 tour dates:
June 18 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Saltair
July 16 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
July 17 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena
July 18 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
July 20 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
July 21 – San Diego, CA @ SDSU Open Air Theater
July 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
July 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
July 26 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theater
July 27 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theater
July 30 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
July 31 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
August 2 – St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
August 3 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza