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Throwback Thursday: The Postal Service “Such Great Heights”

Posted on February 7th, 2013

Throwback Thursday is totally a thing right now, so we’re jumping on that bandwagon and bringing you old school music videos every week. Because why wouldn’t you want to hear the songs that made the careers of some of today’s biggest and most influential artists?

Today is another edition of Throwback Thursday and we’re playing a bunch of great old school videos on New.Music.Live. today. Our online pick is The Postal Service. They recently announced on their website that they’re reuniting and touring for the first time since 2003. Benjamin Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello are hitting a bunch of major festivals this summer including Coachella, Sasquatch!, and Primavera Sound. They’re also reissuing a deluxe 10th anniversary edition of their one and only album, Give Up.

If you’re new to The Postal Service, you may recognize frontman Benjamin Gibbard who’s also in Death Cab For Cutie. He initially worked with producer Jimmy Tamborello on various musical projects and then formed The Postal Service and recorded their 2003 electro, indie pop album, Give Up. The album was extremely successful, not only did it go Platinum but it was also well-liked by music critics. The Postal Service have definitely made a mark in the electropop music scene and if you dig this Throwback Thursday, check out their sister bands Death Cab For cutie, Dntel, Jenny Lewis, and Rilo Kiley. Oh and some of you guys might be fans of Owl City and many have likened Adam Young’s music to The Postal Service…fun fact!

Take a listen to “Such Great Heights,” the most recognized single off of Give Up. Many artists have covered the track, including Iron & Wine, which you should also listen to here.

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