The Postal Service

Ben Gibbard Performs Songs From 2002-2005 in Latest Livestream

In the latest edition of Ben Gibbard's daily livestream, he revisited some of the most well-known periods from his catalog. Gibbard picked songs…
SPIN Staff / March 24, 2020

Death Cab for Cutie: Our 2005 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the September 2005 Issue of SPIN. Bruce Springsteen walks into a photo studio in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen, looking…
Brian Raftery / August 25, 2019

Watch Death Cab For Cutie Bring Out Jenny Lewis, Play the Postal Service’s “Nothing Better”

Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard collaborated with Jenny Lewis on his debut album as the Postal Service back in 2003. Though they never…
Rob Arcand / June 16, 2019

Q&A: Hrishikesh Hirway, the Musical Surgeon Behind the ‘Song Exploder’ Podcast

It's subtle, but towards the end of the Postal Service's "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight," there's a faint, ghostly hum blended almost seamlessly amidst melancholy…
James Grebey / October 6, 2015

Jenny Lewis Battles Loss and Insomnia With Ryan Adams’ Help on ‘The Voyager’

Jenny Lewis has built a deceptively sturdy body of work over the last 15 years. To date, the 38-year-old's oeuvre includes four albums with the…
Kyle McGovern / May 22, 2014

Sun Kil Moon Goes to See the Postal Service in Casually Gutting ‘Ben’s My Friend’

The French onion soup. Or the burger. That's what you order at Perry's, a 44-year-old San Francisco restaurant and bar that has blue-and-white checkerboard tablecloths,…
Marc Hogan / January 10, 2014

The Postal Service Give Up? Ben Gibbard Says Band Played Its ‘Last’ Shows

This weekend in Chicago, The Postal Service played what could be their final shows ever. On Saturday afternoon, Ben Gibbard tweeted that the band's set…
Jordan Sargent / August 5, 2013

Lollapalooza 2013: The Best Things We Saw on Saturday

10. The Postal Service The Postal Service opened with their biggest hit, "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight," as if to remind everyone — yes, we…
SPIN Staff / August 4, 2013

Watch the Postal Service Make Decade-Late TV Debut, With Jenny Lewis, on ‘Colbert’

Last night's episode of The Colbert Report will go down as a classic for host Stephen Colbert's beautiful, gut-wrenching tribute to his mother, Lorna Colbert, who…
Marc Hogan / June 20, 2013

See the Postal Service’s Underwear in ‘A Tattered Line of String’ Video

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,…
Kyle McGovern / June 18, 2013

Primavera Sound Live-Stream: Phoenix, Postal Service, Grizzly Bear, Wu-Tang, and More

Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival (May 22 to 26) is currently underway and organizers are generously streaming several live sets via the showcase's YouTube channel. Fans unable to…
Kyle McGovern / May 23, 2013

Watch the Postal Service Kick Off Reunion Tour With Jenny Lewis in Reno

The Postal Service delivered the first performance on their long-awaited reunion tour at Reno's Grand Sierra Theatre last night (April 9), and footage from the…
Kyle McGovern / April 10, 2013

Stream the Postal Service’s Second Never-Before-Heard Track, ‘Turn Around’

It's a bittersweet moment for fans of the Postal Service. When the electro-pop duo of Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard and Dntel's Jimmy Tamborello…
Marc Hogan / March 21, 2013

Indie Rock Royalty Save the Postal Service’s Unfunny, Overlong ‘Funny or Die’ Sketch

The Postal Service are poking gentle fun at their past even as they're extending their future.
Marc Hogan / March 5, 2013

The Postal Service Deliver Full Summer Tour Schedule

The Postal Service's reunion tour is reaching such great heights. The digi-pop duo, made up of Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and Dntel's…
Kyle McGovern / February 19, 2013
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