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xanman86
01-21-2013, 09:00 AM
The time for The Postal Service at Coachella is finally here!

http://www.postalservicemusic.net/

http://pitchfork.com/news/49227-the-postal-service-to-reunite-for-coachella-release-10th-anniversary-edition-of-give-up/

http://www.timmcmahan.com/images/postal1.jpg


http://youtu.be/lv5lO-O8hRU

brando4n82
01-21-2013, 09:05 AM
This is a nice surprise. Although, I would have been more stoked to just see them on the postal then to hear billboard leak a couple bands.

brando4n82
01-21-2013, 09:05 AM
maybe this will push them to release the line up tomorrow

Zafocaine
01-21-2013, 09:07 AM
Because what Postal Service really need if they're going to be playing Coachella is someone posting their played out dozen or less songs. Good to see you're on the ball with this one...

fredbull
01-21-2013, 09:13 AM
GOSH ZAF!! Why are you so mean!!!! poor guy....

Zafocaine
01-21-2013, 09:16 AM
GOSH ZAF!! Why are you so mean!!!! poor guy....

Haha is it mean? I'm just taking the opportunity to tell people why they should avoid taking the opportunity. What's so wrong with that? Do you think xanman is more interested in Postal Service being at Coachella, or being the first one to start the Postal Service 2013 thread? To what end, mine friend?

fredbull
01-21-2013, 09:18 AM
http://www.terrariaonline.com/attachments/okay-meme-jpg.3008/

xanman86
01-21-2013, 09:20 AM
Haha is it mean? I'm just taking the opportunity to tell people why they should avoid taking the opportunity. What's so wrong with that? Do you think xanman is more interested in Postal Service being at Coachella, or being the first one to start the Postal Service 2013 thread? To what end, mine friend?

More like ecstatic that I will be able to see them two weekends in a row!!! :-D


They have been in my "Not gunna happen" wishlist for so long!
http://joeysaade.blogspot.com/2010/01/my-coachella-wishlist.html

Zafocaine
01-21-2013, 09:25 AM
More like ecstatic that I will be able to see them two weekends in a row!!! :-D

I'm just bitter after all those hundreds of pages in the lineup rumor thread. No one should read all of that. And now I'm almost afraid to see the lineup, with all the acts people want on there. I would have been really happy to see Postal Service in 2009. In 2013 I see them playing their old album as a "too little too late" act. Hopefully they're up there with new amazing material. All these old ass acts being suggested for Coachella is taking me back to times better off not thought of =D

xanman86
01-21-2013, 09:28 AM
I'm just bitter after all those hundreds of pages in the lineup rumor thread. No one should read all of that. And now I'm almost afraid to see the lineup, with all the acts people want on there. I would have been really happy to see Postal Service in 2009. In 2013 I see them playing their old album as a "too little too late" act. Hopefully they're up there with new amazing material. All these old ass acts being suggested for Coachella is taking me back to times better off not thought of =D

Yeah but with a 50 minute set, hearing mainly that album works well for me.

Zafocaine
01-21-2013, 09:30 AM
Yeah but with a 50 minute set, hearing mainly that album works well for me.

I've just heard those songs way too many times. I don't see how they could perform them with a fresh feeling... though if they were to do some kind of re-take on all of the old tunes, I would find that very appealing!

fredbull
01-21-2013, 09:32 AM
I just want to hear such great heights....

ameeps
01-21-2013, 09:40 AM
Haters gonna hate but i'm really excited for this reunion. One of my favorites way back in the day.

brando4n82
01-21-2013, 09:43 AM
I for one could not care less about this act, most likely wont watch any of their set, But I am happy for the people that have been asking for them. They have been sought after for a while now..

theecat
01-21-2013, 09:44 AM
Because what Postal Service really need if they're going to be playing Coachella is someone posting their played out dozen or less songs. Good to see you're on the ball with this one...

14 songs Zaf, 14 songs.


1. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
2. Such Great Heights
3. Sleeping In
4. Nothing Better
5. Recycled Air
6. Clark Gable
7. We Will Become Silhouettes
8. This Place Is a Prison
9. Brand New Colony
10. Natural Anthem
11. Theres Never Enough Time
12. Suddenly Everything has Changed
13. Be Still My Heart
14. Against All Odds (Phil Collins cover) (side note... PHIL FUCKING COLLINS cover)

Zafocaine
01-21-2013, 09:47 AM
14 songs Zaf, 14 songs.


1. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
2. Such Great Heights
3. Sleeping In
4. Nothing Better
5. Recycled Air
6. Clark Gable
7. We Will Become Silhouettes
8. This Place Is a Prison
9. Brand New Colony
10. Natural Anthem
11. Theres Never Enough Time
12. Suddenly Everything has Changed
13. Be Still My Heart
14. Against All Odds (Phil Collins cover) (side note... PHIL FUCKING COLLINS cover)

If we're counting covers, then isn't it something like 17 songs?

theecat
01-21-2013, 09:53 AM
News to me if the count is that far up there. Please do share other covers that I've missed. I'll be secretly hating myself for missing them these past 10 years.

SepaGroove
01-21-2013, 09:54 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rKC7ElkTUQ

drewskeee
01-21-2013, 09:58 AM
So excited!! Give Up is definitely one of my all time favorites... I still listen to it from time to time and reminisce about those years! I'm already prepared for a sing-a-long and buckets of tears!

Zafocaine
01-21-2013, 09:58 AM
News to me if the count is that far up there. Please do share other covers that I've missed. I'll be secretly hating myself for missing them these past 10 years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Give_Up

I didn't mean to imply that they were they ones covering the songs, but there are remixes and covers of their songs (though I guess they wouldn't be playing those covers). If they're going to be there, I'm going to want to see Jenny Lewis on the stage too.

theecat
01-21-2013, 10:01 AM
I wonder if this counts as remix or cover. I was never able to determine if they remixed in Gibbard vocals as well or if it's just DnTel with the beats:

hMAnWsGmGlo

theecat
01-21-2013, 10:07 AM
I'm going to want to see Jenny Lewis on the stage too.

YES. Absolute must.

Zafocaine
01-21-2013, 10:09 AM
YES. Absolute must.

I don't consider it much of a stretch considering how many times she's been to Coachella in various different musical vehicles. Definitely possible.

hangthedj112
01-21-2013, 11:09 AM
Relistening to Give Up now that I'm not an obnoxious teenager;
This band is fucking corny and awful

blueduck
01-21-2013, 11:10 AM
Super excited all I need is dp and kris kross now.

xanman86
01-21-2013, 11:14 AM
Wow, didn't get a "this thread sucks" from blueduck! :cool:

Zafocaine
01-21-2013, 11:15 AM
Relistening to Give Up now that I'm not an obnoxious teenager;
This band is fucking corny and awful

That's sort of what I was thinking. It wouldn't be the same in 2013. All the fans are growds up.

theecat
01-21-2013, 12:51 PM
That's sort of what I was thinking. It wouldn't be the same in 2013. All the fans are growds up.

Somethings are timeless for some. I have been re listening since rumors started 3 weeks ago. I sorta get transported back in time to who I was, what idealistic ideas I had, who I was dating, etc. Kinda loving those feelings and crazy excited for this.

with_cheese
01-21-2013, 02:33 PM
Good chance some of you are too young to remember their only tour, but prepare yourselves to be massively disappointed.

kananilove
01-21-2013, 03:11 PM
happy to see them get back together. Never got to see them live back in the day

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
01-21-2013, 03:12 PM
The general consensus from everyone I knew that saw them at the Palace gig in 2003 was that they were great. I am pretty sure I had a test that night - it might have even been finals - or else I would have gone.

hawkingvsreeve
01-21-2013, 03:34 PM
There isn't much to the show. Some rainbowish projections, a couple laptops and a guitar. Nothing from the album was reworked or different. This was the show I saw anyway, which was at least 10 years ago at this point.......jesus christ.

GuyInTucson
01-21-2013, 03:37 PM
rainbowish projections you say?

amyzzz
01-21-2013, 03:37 PM
You're old, dude.

hawkingvsreeve
01-21-2013, 03:39 PM
rainbowish projections you say?

Yeah it was kinda happy and faggy.

fatbastard
01-21-2013, 04:28 PM
Will you watch them again Brandon?

chairmenmeow47
01-21-2013, 04:31 PM
thanks brandon for making me feel slightly less bad about not going. dream of evan and chan bitches.

TickleMeElmo
01-21-2013, 05:13 PM
So you guys are really expecting the same show they did 10 years ago?

chairmenmeow47
01-21-2013, 05:23 PM
by "you guys" you mean brandon?

rkawar
01-21-2013, 05:35 PM
pretty excited to hear the old album for the first time.

xanman86
01-21-2013, 05:47 PM
pretty excited to hear the old album for the first time.

:rotfl

PhoneWentWest
01-21-2013, 05:51 PM
pretty excited to hear the old album for the first time.

an album play through would be epic. But im guessing they ill mix it up and play a cover or two. Really stoked for Jenny to be back in the desert.

Zafocaine
01-21-2013, 07:39 PM
So you guys are really expecting the same show they did 10 years ago?

Easily impressed, obviously. The bar isn't being held very high, is it?

xuclarockerx
01-21-2013, 07:50 PM
so i'm thinking main stage subheadliner guaranteed? wonder what would be a good follow-up....

SepaGroove
01-21-2013, 08:15 PM
so i'm thinking main stage subheadliner guaranteed? wonder what would be a good follow-up....

I don't see them on the main.

More like Outdoor.

FEELS
01-21-2013, 11:39 PM
I don't hate The Postal Service. I mean they kinda suck, not horrible or anything. But I really hope this and fuckin' Culture Club aren't the only reunions we get this year

ncalrvt
01-22-2013, 02:55 AM
I don't see them on the main.

More like Outdoor.

Yeah. I agree- Outdoor stage would be great for them. I really do hope Jenny makes an apprearance!

chairmenmeow47
01-22-2013, 06:30 AM
I don't hate The Postal Service. I mean they kinda suck, not horrible or anything. But I really hope this and fuckin' Culture Club aren't the only reunions we get this year

do you really want to hurt me?

gayathomemom
01-22-2013, 07:23 AM
do you really want to hurt me?

Do you really wanna make me cry?

xuclarockerx
01-22-2013, 07:36 AM
I don't see them on the main.

More like Outdoor.


Yeah. I agree- Outdoor stage would be great for them. I really do hope Jenny makes an apprearance!

I really can't see them on the Outdoor, though if they are there they'll likely play last. But I feel they're ingrained enough in pop culture that GV wouldn't schedule them against the headliner. And I imagine that since there's less of a "live band" component the main stage would be more appropriate for whatever visuals they might incorporate. A sub slot would also provide clues as to what headliners would be a complement. If I'm wrong I will gladly buy you a beer some time during Weekend 1.

travelfan
01-22-2013, 07:46 AM
I really can't see them on the Outdoor, though if they are there they'll likely play last. But I feel they're ingrained enough in pop culture that GV wouldn't schedule them against the headliner. And I imagine that since there's less of a "live band" component the main stage would be more appropriate for whatever visuals they might incorporate. A sub slot would also provide clues as to what headliners would be a complement. If I'm wrong I will gladly buy you a beer some time during Weekend 1.

But with a lot of the other rumored subs being thrown around that are bigger names, and have bigger feeling shows (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix, Blur, Sigur Ros, whatever), how do you see them on the main? I see all of those names playing the main before The Postal Service. I think the outdoor sounds right. I also don't think they have to play last at all. Anything from sunset to dark sounds right. Maybe throw them on the outdoor with the main stage closed, a la Mazzy Star.

Miroir Noir
01-22-2013, 07:56 AM
So you guys are really expecting the same show they did 10 years ago?

Well, it is going to be the same music. Not much they can do there.

Coachella Bound
01-22-2013, 09:14 AM
The latest huge development: according to an official press release, the Give Up reissue will feature two previously unreleased Postal Service songs, titled "Turn Around" and "A Tattered Line Of String," as well as "every other official recording the band has ever released," including b-sides, remixes, unreleased live cuts, the Iron & Wine and The Shins covers and more.

http://www.ology.com/post/251069/the-postal-service-give-up-reissue-details-new-songs-rarities-and-more

syrrus101
01-22-2013, 09:17 AM
I see them at the Gobi, possibly about the same set time as m83 was last year. I'm so excited for this reunion! But the conflicts, oh christ the conflicts...

hawkingvsreeve
01-22-2013, 10:38 AM
Will you watch them again Brandon?

I'm not going this year. I am pretty sure 2012 was my final Coachella.

Phantasma Del Mar
01-22-2013, 11:24 AM
May I ask why?

hawkingvsreeve
01-22-2013, 12:04 PM
I'd say it's a collection of a number of reasons that include physical limitations, general music disinterest and changes to the festival and festival goers that keep me from being as excited as I used to be about it. I'd have fun if I went, but it's more work now than it used to be and I don't mind shifting my attention and finances elsewhere. I've attended 10 Coachellas at this point, so I feel like I've had my fill.

Phantasma Del Mar
01-22-2013, 12:28 PM
I'll agree that the crowd dynamic seems to have changed even in my short attendance period. Obviously you have more perspective in terms of that. I plan on taking a break from Coachella(and other music festivals) after this year in order to work on putting my money towards other endeavors as well.

Gribbz
01-22-2013, 03:11 PM
I'd say it's a collection of a number of reasons that include physical limitations, general music disinterest and changes to the festival and festival goers that keep me from being as excited as I used to be about it. I'd have fun if I went, but it's more work now than it used to be and I don't mind shifting my attention and finances elsewhere. I've attended 10 Coachellas at this point, so I feel like I've had my fill.


Yeah, the crowds have become unbearable for me. So many other great festivals out there to try...

SunBrother2
01-22-2013, 03:39 PM
A must see for me this year, great to hear they're back and at Coachella!

xanman86
01-25-2013, 06:11 PM
Outdoor sunset anyone?

xanman86
01-26-2013, 09:12 AM
Wait why is this in the rumors section?????????????????

gary312
01-26-2013, 09:30 AM
Outdoor sunset anyone?

hey is that where they are due to play?

1st time Coachella so if you know and can give me a heads up of some positions bands are likely to play?

xanman86
01-26-2013, 10:23 AM
hey is that where they are due to play?

1st time Coachella so if you know and can give me a heads up of some positions bands are likely to play?

We will not know until the Wednesday before the festival for sure but every year a set time predictions thread is started so stay tuned for that!

Tendeafears
01-26-2013, 10:28 AM
Outdoor sunset anyone?

I could see that. The xx, New Order, and Sigur Ros all have to be at night, I think.

xanman86
01-26-2013, 10:32 AM
I could see that. The xx, New Order, and Sigur Ros all have to be at night, I think.

I was thinking Postal Service on the outdoor during sunset like The Weeknd/Jeff Mangum last year with a quiet main. Then Sigur Ros starting on the main directly after with New Order > The xx > Phoenix after Sigur Ros on the main and Grizzly Bear > Hot Chip after Postal Service on the Outdoor.

Tendeafears
01-26-2013, 11:04 AM
Yeah, that is what I was thinking. I could also see Grizzly Bear being before Postal Service, they could have a fun daytime set. So maybe Grizzly Bear > Postal Service > Sigur Ros > Hot Chip, and New Order > The xx > Phoenix.
Sigur Ros would be better on the outdoor, it would be slightly more intimate, somewhat similar to them playing on the Twin Peaks stage at OSL.

PJandBompton
01-29-2013, 09:29 PM
I REALLY hope Sigur Ros gets outdoor. OSL was PERFECT.

as for The Postal Service, I never listened to that album, and recently gave it a couple spins. cannot wait to see the last minute and a half of "Brand New Colony" on the Polo Fields.

Thisismyname
01-29-2013, 09:33 PM
Besides Yorke, has there ever been a 3 on the outdoor?

SepaGroove
01-29-2013, 09:57 PM
Wait why is this in the rumors section?????????????????

I was just wondering the same thing.

themonstermash
01-30-2013, 01:01 PM
Saturday is going to be a massive headache come timetable time.

There better not be an overlap during the night time sets between Sigur Ros, Postal Service, the XX, Phoenix & Grizzly Bear.... Obviously there's bound to be some shitty conflict. Goldenvoice is seriously so fucking stupid putting the bulk of this lineup all on Saturday. Sunday is looking thin as, would much rather the xx and hot chip on Sunday.

Also with the main and outdoor on fire Saturday night we can pretty much kiss these amazing sets goodbye...SMD, Booka Shade and the 2 Bears all most likely playing night time.

sonofhal
02-04-2013, 06:34 AM
More dates - Plus Jenny and Laura on board.

04-09 Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Theatre
04-10 Davis, CA - Mondavi Center
04-12 San Luis Obispo, CA - Madonna Expo Center
04-13 Indio, CA - Coachella
04-18 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
04-19 Las Vegas, NV - Chelsea Ballroom at the Cosmopolitan
04-20 Indio, CA - Coachella
05-18 Manchester, England - Academy 2
05-20 London, England - Brixton Academy
05-21 Paris, France - Trianon
05-23 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
06-14 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center

http://pitchfork.com/news/49411-the-postal-service-announce-tour/

GuyInTucson
02-04-2013, 10:01 AM
I might have to catch their Phoenix show if conflicts cause me to miss them at Coachella.

amyzzz
02-04-2013, 10:04 AM
Yep.

gary312
02-04-2013, 10:13 AM
Just to let you know, in NME's report, they have it as The Postal service headlining Coachella so I'd imagine something like this.

Pheonix
The XX
New Order

The Postal Service
Sigur Ros
Hot Chip
Grizzly Bear

heart cooks brain
02-04-2013, 10:14 AM
Just to let you know, in NME's report, they have it as The Postal service headlining Coachella so I'd imagine something like this.

Pheonix
The XX
New Order

The Postal Service
Sigur Ros
Hot Chip
Grizzly Bear

nme doesn't know what the fuck they are talking about.

syrrus101
02-04-2013, 11:25 AM
Just to let you know, in NME's report, they have it as The Postal service headlining Coachella so I'd imagine something like this.

Pheonix
The XX
New Order

The Postal Service
Sigur Ros
Hot Chip
Grizzly Bear

We can only hope. TPS deserves to close the Outdoor.

chairmenmeow47
02-05-2013, 12:26 PM
I might have to catch their Phoenix show if conflicts cause me to miss them at Coachella.

you should and come with me :)

GuyInTucson
02-05-2013, 12:54 PM
you should and come with me :)

I'll definitely think about it. I might be able to convince the wife to go to this with me too. I'll keep you updated.

Zafocaine
02-05-2013, 04:34 PM
We can only hope. TPS deserves to close the Outdoor.

Dennis gon' steal yo girl, bro.

Miroir Noir
03-21-2013, 02:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wIvdHJfdAu4

Much better than the previous new song.

xuclarockerx
03-21-2013, 02:58 PM
So are these 'new new' songs, or simply unreleased from the Give Up sessions?

Miroir Noir
03-21-2013, 03:03 PM
They sound like Ben Gibbard of the present day, and the production is completely different than the 2003 album. Just listening to them, they sound new, but the wording in all of the press releases and stuff is very ambiguous.

xuclarockerx
03-21-2013, 03:14 PM
I agree, hence why I asked. They don't sound like 2003 anymore. They actually sound less distinctive now. I like em, though.