Seattle Music News
The Postal Service Reunites; Sasquatch Date To Come?
Ben Gibbard's platinum-selling side project returns in 2013.
Big news always happens on holidays—it keeps reporters on their toes. We heard squeals of indie-music glee this morning when the Postal Service announced a 2013 reunion. Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello's synth-pop side project only released one album, 2003's Give Up, but it became a touchstone for millennial indie fans. Last year Give Up became the second Sub Pop album to go platinum (some band called Nirvana got there first with Bleach) and the local label is readying a deluxe version for its 10th anniversary next month. Though chances of a followup to Give Up seem slim, it'll be great to hear the beloved tunes live once again.
According to Billboard, touring plans are "in the works." We're going to venture our own guess and predict the Postal Service will play this year's Sasquatch! Festival (or the still-in-the-works Sub Pop 25th Anniversary bash coming later this summer). Luckily, fans won't have to wait that long to find out if Gibbard and Tamborello will spend Memorial Day weekend at the Gorge. The Sasquatch! Festival's lineup will be announced February 4 at a launch party at the Neptune, hosted by podcaster extraordinaire Luke Burbank. In addition to giving fans an early look at this year's bill, the night will also feature performances by Built to Spill, Cody ChesnuTT, and a surprise special guest. Tickets are free and will be handed out at the Neptune box office February 2 at noon.
Sasquatch! Festival Launch Party
Feb 4 at 8, Neptune Theatre, free