What Are The Postal Service Up To?

Ben Gibbard's project springs into life...
The Postal Service

Ben Gibbard's much loved project The Postal Service seems to be stirring back into life.

Rightly lauded for his work with Death Cab For Cutie, Ben Gibbard's side project The Postal Service has an ardent cult following of its own. Of course, it helps that the band's one full length statement - 2003's 'Give Up' - is a minor masterpiece in its own right... 

A joint venture with producer Jimmy Tamborello, The Postal Service have slumbering for a decade. Last night, though, the group's website suddenly updated itself complete with the moniker 'The Postal Service 2013'. (via The Line Of Best Fit)

So what is Ben Gibbard up to? Fans have immediately begun speculation, with rumours rife that a re-issue or even a new album could be in the works.

If the group do spring back into life, this would contradict Gibbard's frequent protestations to the contrary. Speaking to Rolling Stone back in 2008 he said: "There never really was a plan to do a second album. We work from time to time together but we have other things that take up all of our time."

Just last year, the songwriter responded to Twitter queries about a proposed second album, saying he had "no plans" to embark on such a venture. The plot thickens...

Update
American magazine Billboard is reporting that Sub Pop are, indeed, prepping a 10th anniversary edition of 'Give Up'. Alongside this, there are unconfirmed reports that The Postal Service will become the latest high profile reformation for Coachella.

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