Though it may be a somewhat cryptic message, the Postal Service are hinting at a reunion in 2013. The combination of Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and DNTEL’s Jimmy Tamborello updated their website with the above image. The “2013” obviously hints at the two coming together this year, a theory confirmed by Exclaim:
The rumor that started it all was a simple Brooklyn Vegan post earlier this month, which suggested that the band would be performing live at Coachella. The lineup for the desert-set music festival is yet to be announced, but we’re starting to feel pretty certain that the Postal Service will be on the bill.
Billboard has confirmed the rumors.
Touring plans are also in the works. As Brooklyn Vegan first teased earlier this month with a cryptic post titled “Postal Service reunion in the works” with three related links all tied to Coachella, the band is indeed booked to play this year’s festival, according to three sources who confirmed to Billboard. Additional dates and festivals are also in the works. The band is booked by indie agency Billions, and already has an active page on the company’s site.
Well, it sure beats those Ben Gibbard/Zooey Deschanel duets, but don’t bet on a new album anytime soon. Gibbard is pretty straightforward when it comes to those rumors.
“The second Postal Service album is threatening to become the Chinese Democracy of indie rock,” Gibbard said. “It will come out eventually, or maybe it won’t.”