Puget Sound local Ben Gibbard will be joined by Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis and electronic musician Jimmy Tamborello at KeyArena on Thursday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of "Give Up," the first and only full-length album by their band, The Postal Service. And while the show is sure to be packed, there are still tickets available.
The experiemental band, which is signed to Seattle's own Sub Pop records, garnered a great deal of critical and commercial success with "Give Up." However, the album was a side-project, and only ever meant to be a single release. For the last decade, fans have been waiting for more. This year, the group obliged by releasing new singles and a new version of the album, which contained songs that hadn't previously been released. The band also went on tour, hitting festivals like Sasquatch! and Coachella, as well as Seattle, Portland and other major cities.
Gibbard, Lewis and Tamborella appeared on "The Colbert Report" last month to explain the band's origin story, as well as to explain how it got its name.
"Jimmy would send me CDs with music beds on them, and then I would put them on my computer and kind of try to create songs out of what he had sent me," Gibbard stated, "and then I would write words and melodies and add other little things."
"2003 was kind of before you could send huge files like that easily...so we sent them through the mail. Hence the name 'Postal Service.'"
Tickets are available through TicketMaster.