It’s been a decade since electronic-indie band The Postal Service headlined a tour. But fans won’t have to wait any longer to see the band onstage.
The duo, consisting of vocalist Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie frontman) and producer Jimmy Tamborello (electronic musician known as Dntel), is set to perform in front of a sold-out show with opening act Baths at Alex Madonna Expo Center on April 12.
“(Tickets) probably sold out I would say probably within like 30 minutes, if not less,” Boo Boo Records manager Frank Hayes said.
The band isn’t just returning to the music scene with a new tour, though. This San Luis Obispo show comes just days after The Postal Service’s reissue of its 2003 debut album “Give Up” on April 9.
The “Give Up” (Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition) album is comprised of the original 10 tracks featured on the band’s debut album, along with 15 bonus tracks that includes brand new songs “A Tattered Line of String” and “Turn Around.”
“I think it’s cool to see that they have their old music and their new music so you can kind of compare how their sound is now,” communication studies sophomore Erin Warren, who is attending the concert, said.
“I think that record is super strong,” Hayes said. “It’s a good listen.”
Graduate student Christina Diaz also enjoys the band’s music.
“It’s really great study music especially when you need something to listen to in the background,” Diaz said.
Audience members can expect to hear some of the band’s more notable songs such as “Such Great Heights” and “Be Still My Heart” at the show.
“I’m just really excited because I’ve never been to a concert like this,” Warren said. “I’ve never been to a concert that’s kind of electronic like indie-pop kind. I don’t really know what to expect. I think I’m most excited for that.”
The Postal Service’s stop to the Central Coast is just one of many shows it’s doing this year, along with both weekends of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, beginning the night after its show in San Luis Obispo.
Though the indie duo is back on the music scene, it’s undetermined as to how long they’ll be back. Rumors of the band’s reunion sparked in January with its new website.
“If someone takes a year hiatus, something really major would have to happen to reunite,” Hayes said.
But unfortunately for fans such as Hayes, Gibbard tweeted that there will “never” be a new Postal Service full-length.