Toward the end of Phoenix’s crowd-pleasing set, out strolled none other than R&B mega-star R. Kelly, wearing a bejeweled baseball cap and motocross gear, to sing his hits “Ignition (Remix)” and “I’m a Flirt” over the band performing the melody of their own hit, 2008 single “1901″ and new song “Chloroform.”
What’s wrong with a little nostalgia if it makes you feel good? Over the weekend at Coachella we saw a few nostalgia fueled reunions — the return of the Wu Tang Clan on Sunday night, which has been widely hailed as a victory march for the giant hip hop collective. A new generation of fans were introduced to ’90s Brit pop band Blur. And, among the most anticipated, a reunion of the Postal Service.
After being hounded for nearly a decade about a Postal Service reunion, Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello will finally satisfying fans with a full blown U.S. tour.
The 2013 festival season continues to heat up with the line-up announcement for this year’s Sasquatch! Festival (yes, the exclamation point is part of the name), with Mumford and Sons, the Postal Service, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Vampire Weekend among the headliners.
On the same day that Mick Jagger told NME in no uncertain terms that classic rock icons the Rolling Stones would not be playing at this year’s Coachella festival in California, news has broken that 21st century emo-electro super-group Postal Service (featuring Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and producer Jimmy Tamborello) will reunite, with strong hints pointing towards a Coachella performance.
Deathcab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard is so funny in the music video for his latest single “Teardrop Windows” we think it’s time he get a shot on “SNL.” He’s gotta be at least as funny as Bruno Mars.
While many fans have been anticipating a follow-up to Ben Gibbard’s 2003 release as Postal Service, the singer’s new solo record, Former Lives, contains music he’s written over the last eight years.
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