The Postal Service

The Postal Service



The Postal Service was an American indie band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 2001. The band consisted of vocalist Ben Gibbard (of Death Cab for Cutie), producer Jimmy Tamborello (of Dntel and Headset), with Jenny Lewis (of Rilo Kiley) on background vocals.

The band released their debut album, Give Up, in 2003 on Sub Pop Records, to mostly positive reviews. The album reached number 114 on the US Billboard 200 album chart, and received platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.

The Postal Service remained largely inactive from 2005 until 2013, when they reunited for a tour, and released a re-issue of Give Up to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Laura Burhenn joined the lineup throughout the tour to provide additional vocals and instruments, with Jen Wood filling in for a few shows.[2][3]

On August 3, 2013, Gibbard announced that the band would disband permanently after the last show of their reunion tour.



Give Up
Give Up is the only studio album by North American indie band The Postal Service, released on February 19, 2003 through Sub Pop Records.
Such Great Heights
"Such Great Heights" is a song by American indie pop band The Postal Service.
We Will Become Silhouettes
"We Will Become Silhouettes" is a single by The Postal Service, released February 8, 2005 under the Sub Pop Records label.
The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
"The District Sleeps Alone Tonight" is a song by the electronic music band The Postal Service, the second single from their debut album, Give Up, released July 8, 2003 on Sub Pop Records.

Photos - The Postal Service601

People Recently Photographed at The Postal Service Events3

Popular Albums4

Album Appearances & References8

Popular Songs3

Song Appearances & References4

Minor Film Appearances & References4

TV Shows1

Collaborators & Influencers7

Other Music-Related Relationships8


Band Members3

You May Also Be Interested In21

Spotify - Albums & Singles11


Spotify - Appears On5


Spotify - Top Tracks10


News Articles1


Affiliated Locations3