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January 21, 2013 | By August Brown
The electro-pop duo the Postal Service titled its only album "Give Up," but 10 years after its release, the group doesn't sound like it's throwing in the towel quite yet. The beloved band, which features the L.A. electronica producer Jimmy Tamborello and Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard, recently updated its website to a cryptic graphic that simply reads "The Postal Service 2013. " Reports confirm that the band is set to reissue a 10th-anniversary edition of "Give Up. " "Give Up," which has sold more than 1 million copies, is the second biggest-selling record for the indie label Sub Pop (behind only Nirvana's "Bleach")
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July 24, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
On a Tuesday night in which big, bouncing booties battled bedroom synth pop for supremacy, there were few losers at the Greek Theatre save for the uptight or boring.  Co-opener Big Freedia, a shockingly charismatic New Orleans party starter with a combo mohawk/pompadour and known for a regional style of gay rap called sissy bounce, set the Greek ablaze -- with the help of three women and their miraculously nimble, and bawdy, butt dancing....
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April 14, 2013 | By August Brown
When did you first hear the Postal Service? If that question has any particular resonance for you, then the answer is likely "10 years ago, in high school or college, on a CD-R mix comp from somebody I was awkwardly pursuing romantically. " And that, Coachellans, is the short version of why a band with one album that rarely toured upon its release 10 years ago can play one of the biggest slots at one of America's preeminent music fests. The electro-pop duo of Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello got under your skin at a sensitive age, and stayed there.
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July 20, 2013 | By August Brown
The members of the electro-pop group the Postal Service have slightly different recollections about what exactly they were doing just before playing this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. But they each remember the night clearly. Keyboardist and arranger Jimmy Tamborello was "lying down trying not to think about it. It was the most stressful show I've ever played, but it was almost a relief right before going onstage, because it was so close to being over. " Vocalist Jenny Lewis said she was "backstage looking at Ben [Gibbard]
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April 14, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
During a between-song break during their first-ever live performance at Coachella on Saturday night, singer Ben Gibbard introduced the unit he co-founded with Jimmy Tamborello as "an imaginary band called the Postal Service. " He was acknowledging the group's unlikely rise, but the reaction to its music was very real, whether delivered by a make-believe band or a platinum artist.  Ten years ago the two made what they thought would be a one-off side project. Gibbard was taking a break from his day job in Death Cab for Cutie, and Tamborello was looking to further examine a sound he'd forged as Dntel with the underground hit "The Dream of Evan and Chan.
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April 14, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Many years ago -- it seems like a lifetime -- I used to hang around in a house in the Silver Lake hills lived in by Postal Service producer Jimmy Tamborello. He had a number of roommates, including a friend of mine named Pedro Benito, who once played in a band called Sunday's Best, and later in the Jealous Sound. The house had a great view of the reservoir and was the type of place that facilitated the comings and goings of a lot of creative types and many, many musicians. Tamborello was kind and quiet and spent most of his time in his bedroom crafting beats and instrumental tracks.
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July 24, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
On a Tuesday night in which big, bouncing booties battled bedroom synth pop for supremacy, there were few losers at the Greek Theatre save for the uptight or boring.  Co-opener Big Freedia, a shockingly charismatic New Orleans party starter with a combo mohawk/pompadour and known for a regional style of gay rap called sissy bounce, set the Greek ablaze -- with the help of three women and their miraculously nimble, and bawdy, butt dancing....
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 2013 | By August Brown
The members of the electro-pop group the Postal Service have slightly different recollections about what exactly they were doing just before playing this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. But they each remember the night clearly. Keyboardist and arranger Jimmy Tamborello was "lying down trying not to think about it. It was the most stressful show I've ever played, but it was almost a relief right before going onstage, because it was so close to being over. " Vocalist Jenny Lewis said she was "backstage looking at Ben [Gibbard]
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2008
When Dublab resident DJs Mark "Frosty" McNeill and Jimmy Tamborello started a club night called Give Up, the gimmick was simple: Spin sad music and ironically ask people to "stop dancing and cry." Mopery (not to mention irony) can be contagious, we guess. The monthly, wintertime-only gathering has now joined forces with the DJ collective Part Time Punks (A Sad, Slow Dance Party) for an indoor/outdoor outpouring of tears at the patio-equipped downtown bar La Cita.
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May 13, 2013
With all the Daft Punk hooha about to be unleashed via "Random Access Memories," it's unfortunate that those so obsessed with hot robotic dance music haven't celebrated DJ Koze with as much vigor. Koze, a German beat producer whose funky, minimal electronic dance music seems one Kanye West sample away from busting out, released the often great "Amygdala" in late March. The record is even better than the producer's excellent breakout from 2005, "Kosi Comes Alive. " That record helped heap worldwide attention on the German Kompakt label.
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April 14, 2013 | By August Brown
When did you first hear the Postal Service? If that question has any particular resonance for you, then the answer is likely "10 years ago, in high school or college, on a CD-R mix comp from somebody I was awkwardly pursuing romantically. " And that, Coachellans, is the short version of why a band with one album that rarely toured upon its release 10 years ago can play one of the biggest slots at one of America's preeminent music fests. The electro-pop duo of Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello got under your skin at a sensitive age, and stayed there.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Many years ago -- it seems like a lifetime -- I used to hang around in a house in the Silver Lake hills lived in by Postal Service producer Jimmy Tamborello. He had a number of roommates, including a friend of mine named Pedro Benito, who once played in a band called Sunday's Best, and later in the Jealous Sound. The house had a great view of the reservoir and was the type of place that facilitated the comings and goings of a lot of creative types and many, many musicians. Tamborello was kind and quiet and spent most of his time in his bedroom crafting beats and instrumental tracks.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
During a between-song break during their first-ever live performance at Coachella on Saturday night, singer Ben Gibbard introduced the unit he co-founded with Jimmy Tamborello as "an imaginary band called the Postal Service. " He was acknowledging the group's unlikely rise, but the reaction to its music was very real, whether delivered by a make-believe band or a platinum artist.  Ten years ago the two made what they thought would be a one-off side project. Gibbard was taking a break from his day job in Death Cab for Cutie, and Tamborello was looking to further examine a sound he'd forged as Dntel with the underground hit "The Dream of Evan and Chan.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2013 | By August Brown
The electro-pop duo the Postal Service titled its only album "Give Up," but 10 years after its release, the group doesn't sound like it's throwing in the towel quite yet. The beloved band, which features the L.A. electronica producer Jimmy Tamborello and Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard, recently updated its website to a cryptic graphic that simply reads "The Postal Service 2013. " Reports confirm that the band is set to reissue a 10th-anniversary edition of "Give Up. " "Give Up," which has sold more than 1 million copies, is the second biggest-selling record for the indie label Sub Pop (behind only Nirvana's "Bleach")
NEWS
February 9, 2006 | Kevin Bronson
The latest addition to the city's menu of Valentine's Day activities bears neither the sweetness of chocolate, nor the scent of roses, nor the aura of a candlelight dinner. It's Give Up -- A Violet Valentine, and it carries the distinct aroma of irony. Billed as an evening of sad music and "depressing discos," the event, Tuesday at the Echo, is a spinoff of the monthly club Give Up, which ran during the winter at the Bigfoot Lodge in Los Feliz before going on hiatus this year.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 19, 2007 | August Brown, Times Staff Writer
If you want to know the state of indie rock in 2007, watch Ben Gibbard perform on a college campus. The Death Cab for Cutie and the Postal Service frontman is arguably the genre's apotheosis right now. He's got impeccable aw-shucks pop smarts, a gold record with each of his major projects and is on the speed dial of practically every music supervisor in town.
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