VIDEO: The Postal Service Chronicled in New Documentary
From the initial long distance collaboration between Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello that created 2003's sleeper classic Give Up to the current reunion tour celebrating the platinum album's 10th anniversary and packing houses from New York's Barclays Center to the Greek Theatres of Los Angeles and Berkeley... The Postal Service has now had its unique journey examined and chronicled by The Creators Project, a partnership between Intel and VICE. Viewers are given an intimate look at the band and its process: from the dressing room to the digital (re)construction of the music to the moment the band takes the stage.
Directed by Justin Mitchell, this is a one of a kind look at one of the most beloved acts of the past decade. Mitchell says of the project: "I've been looking for a project to use prisms on for a while and much like the multiple frames, I think they help to support the story of the band. For me the prisms represent a gathering of all the disparate energies that propelled the album upwards and onwards during the last ten years. The band might be the center of the image and the focus but for ten years they allowed Give Up to live its own life and somehow, all that outside energy resulted in a platinum album. Now, as Ben says, they get to reclaim it and I think the prism (which just looked so much cooler in slow motion) helps to show that." Read the rest of the interview with Justin Mitchell on The Creators Project: http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/capturing-the-postal-service-on-their-reunion-tour
The Postal Service has spent the spring and summer traversing the States playing to sold out arenas, theaters and festival grounds nationwide. The ongoing 10th anniversary tour commemorating the Give Up Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition (Sub Pop) has recently included stops at Coachella, Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheater, Seattle's Key Arena and a late night appearance on The Colbert Report. The tour continues with two-night stints at The Greek Theater in both Los Angeles and Berkeley, CA. The band will wrap up the most nostalgic tour of the summer with a set at Lollapolooza and subsequent sold out after show at The Metro in Chicago.
The Postal Service On Tour:
07/24/13 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theater ^
07/26/13 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre (SOLD OUT) %
07/27/13 - Berkeley CA - Greek Theater^
07/30/13 - Kansas City MO - Midland Theater #
07/31/13 - Kansas City MO - Midland Theater (SOLD OUT) #
08/02/13 - St. Paul MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium #
08/03/13 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
08/04/13 - Chicago, IL - Metro
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