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The new Death Cab for Cutie remix serves as a sort-of Postal Service reunion: Stream

DCFC has also announced new US tour dates for the Spring

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The Postal Service Death Cab for Cutie Summer Years Brian Tamborello
The Postal Service, photo by Brian Tamborello

    Back in 2003, Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard teamed up with Jimmy Tamborello of Dntel for a full-length LP as The Postal Service. The one-off release became a feverishly beloved cult classic, and then eventually went on to go platinum, a feat celebrated with a reunion tour and deluxe edition of Give Up in 2013. Unfortunately, Gibbard made it clear on Twitter at the time that The Postal Service was to be permanently disbanded after their final show of the tour.

    Today, however, brings perhaps the closest thing we could get to another reunion: a Tamborello-helmed remix of “Summer Years”, the shimmering, honestly a bit more autumnal single from the band’s ninth studio album Thank You For Today.

    Although their professional relationship dates back more than 15 years – beginning when Gibbard offered his vocals to the song “(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan” off the Dntel 2001 album Life Is Full of Possibilities – this is Tamborello’s first time working on a Death Cab song. The result is a warm, pulsing reinterpretation of the originally restless track. Listen to the remix below.

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    The collaboration comes alongside the announcement of a new North American tour for the Spring. Check out those dates below, and grab tickets here.

    Death Cab for Cutie 2018-2019 Tour Dates:
    12/04 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre ^
    12/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Alt 92.3’s Not So Silent Night
    12/08 – San Jose, CA @ Alt 105.3’s Not So Silent Night
    12/09 – Inglewood, CA @ KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas
    12/11 – Seattle, WA @ KNDD Deck the Hall Ball
    12/12 – Portland, OR @ 94.7’s December to Remember
    12/14 – San Diego, CA @ 91X Wrex the Halls
    01/24 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre
    01/25 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
    01/26 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy
    01/28 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
    01/29 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy
    01/30 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
    02/01 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
    02/02 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
    02/03 – Antwerp, BE @ De Roma
    02/05 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli
    02/06 – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
    02/07 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
    02/09 – Hamburg, DE @ Grosse Freiheit
    02/10 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
    02/11 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus
    02/12 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
    03/06 – Melbourne, AU @ Hamer Hall
    03/07 – Melbourne, AU @ Hamer Hall
    03/09 – Canberra, AU @ Canberra Theatre
    03/11 – Sydney, AU @ Sydney Opera House
    03/12 – Sydney, AU @ Sydney Opera House
    03/14 – Auckland, NZ @ Auckland Arts Festival
    03/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
    03/30 – Tucson, AZ @ Tucson Music Hall
    03/31 – Albuquerque, NM @ Kiva
    04/02 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
    04/03 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
    04/04 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s
    04/06 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Criterion
    04/07 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum
    04/09 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum
    04/10 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Concert Hall
    04/12 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
    04/13 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
    04/15 – Nashville, TN @ The Ryman
    04/16 – Nashville, TN @ The Ryman

    ^ = w/ Jay Som

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