|The Postal Service|
|Origin||Seattle, Washington, USA|
|Years active||2001–2005 (hiatus)|
Death Cab for Cutie
The Postal Service is an American electronic indie pop band composed of vocalist Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and producer Jimmy Tamborello of Dntel, Headset and Figurine. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other "Twee" redirects here For a definition of the word see its entry at wiktionary. Synonyms Since around the mid-1980s electronic dance music has enjoyed popularity in many Nightclubs and as of 2006 is the predominant type of music played in Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Sub Pop is an Independent record label (though funded and sharing distribution outlets with Warner Music founded by Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman James Scott Tamborello, more commonly known as Dntel, is an Electronic music artist Death Cab for Cutie is an American Indie rock band formed in Bellingham, Figurine is an Indietronica band based in the USA. The band members friends since high school are somewhat secretive about their identities using Rilo Kiley is a Los Angeles -based Indie rock band The band's name is pronounced with long i: ("Ry-loh Ky-lee" James Scott Tamborello, more commonly known as Dntel, is an Electronic music artist Benjamin Gibbard (born August 11, 1976 in Bremerton Washington) is an American Musician who has formed several indie Electronica includes a wide range of contemporary Electronic music designed for a wide range "Twee" redirects here For a definition of the word see its entry at wiktionary. A musical ensemble is a group of two or more Musicians who perform instrumental or vocal Music. Benjamin Gibbard (born August 11, 1976 in Bremerton Washington) is an American Musician who has formed several indie Death Cab for Cutie is an American Indie rock band formed in Bellingham, James Scott Tamborello, more commonly known as Dntel, is an Electronic music artist James Scott Tamborello, more commonly known as Dntel, is an Electronic music artist Headset is the name of a musical studio project masterminded by Plug Research record label owner Allen Avanessian and electronic musician Jimmy Figurine is an Indietronica band based in the USA. The band members friends since high school are somewhat secretive about their identities using
The group formed after Gibbard contributed vocals for a song called "(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan" from Dntel's album Life Is Full of Possibilities. James Scott Tamborello, more commonly known as Dntel, is an Electronic music artist Life Is Full of Possibilities is an album by Dntel (Jimmy Tamborello with contributions from several other artists released October 30, 2001 The song sparked an EP of remixes by other artists, such as Lali Puna, The Flaming Lips, Safety Scissors, Barbara Morgenstern and Superpitcher, and was so well received that the two artists decided that further collaboration was in order. Lali Puna is a band from Weilheim, Germany close to Munich. The group was formed in 1998 and its current members are Valerie Trebeljahr (voice and keyboards The Flaming Lips (formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1983 is an American rock band For the cutting tool see Scissors. Safety Scissors is Matthew Patterson Curry, a Minimal techno artist born in Minneapolis Barbara Morgenstern (born March 19, 1971) is an Electronic music artist Aksel Schaufler better known by his Stage name Superpitcher, is a German producer affliated with Cologne 's Kompakt music label
The band's name was chosen due to the way in which they produced its songs. Tamborello wrote and performed instrumental tracks and then sent the DATs to Gibbard, who edited the song as he saw fit (adding his vocals along the way), sending them back to Tamborello via the United States Postal Service. Digital Audio Tape (DAT or R-DAT is a signal recording and playback medium developed by Sony in the mid 1980s
The band's debut album, Give Up, was released on February 18, 2003. Give Up is the debut album by electronic pop duo The Postal Service. Events 3102 BC - Epoch (origin of the Kali Yuga. 1229 - The Sixth Crusade: Frederick II Holy Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Several songs on the album feature guest vocals from Jenny Lewis, the solo artist and lead singer of Rilo Kiley, as well as vocals from indie rock musician Jen Wood. For the Primeval character see Jenny Lewis (Primeval. Jenny Lewis (born Jennifer Diane Lewis on January 8 1976 in Rilo Kiley is a Los Angeles -based Indie rock band The band's name is pronounced with long i: ("Ry-loh Ky-lee" Jen Wood is an American Indie rock musician based in Seattle, Washington. Chris Walla produced the album and played the guitar and piano on several tracks. Christopher Walla is the Guitarist and producer for the band Death Cab for Cutie. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers Though both artists main bands were still active at the time, The Postal Service supported its full-length album Give Up, with a successful concert tour and has stated its intention to tour again in the future. Give Up is the debut album by electronic pop duo The Postal Service. The album's most well-known single was "Such Great Heights", which was featured in advertisements for UPS and Kaiser Permanente. " Such Great Heights " is a single released on January 21, 2003 by The Postal Service, under the Sub Pop Records label United Parcel Service Inc ( commonly referred to as UPS, is one of the world's largest Package delivery companies Kaiser Permanente is an integrated Managed care organization based in Oakland California, founded in 1945 by industrialist Henry J The song was later covered by Ben Folds, Brack Cantrell, and Iron and Wine. Benjamin Scott Folds (born September 12, 1966) is an American Singer-songwriter and the former frontman of the Band Ben Folds Five Iron & Wine is the stage and recording name of Folk rock Singer-songwriter, Samuel Beam. The latter version appeared on the soundtrack for the film Garden State, as well as a commercial for M&M's. Garden State is a 2004 film written directed by and starring Zach Braff, with Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard and co-starring M&M's Chocolate Candies are Candy -coated pieces of Chocolate with the letter "m" inscribed on them produced by Mars Incorporated. The album was the Sub Pop label's most successful release since Nirvana's debut album Bleach. Sub Pop is an Independent record label (though funded and sharing distribution outlets with Warner Music founded by Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen Washington. Bleach is the debut album by the American Alternative rock band Nirvana. 
On June 22, 2006, it was revealed that The Postal Service had begun work on a new album, though the specifics of the release date were ambiguous. Events 217 BC - Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Gibbard stated, "We're slowly starting. We're crawling right now, and whether that crawl turns into a walk remains to be seen. But we'll know more towards the end of the year. I've just been touring so much and trying to find time to make it happen and make our schedules line up. " Tamborello added, "We're talking about wanting to finish an album by sometime next year, because we have to work with Death Cab's schedule and stuff. I definitely want to do another one. "
In August 2006, a purported demo from a new Postal Service album, The Importance of Being, appeared on the Internet. Tamborello dispelled rumors about the song having anything to do with Postal Service. 
On February 29, 2008, Spinner released an article stating that The Postal Service may not release a new album. Leap years Although the modern calendar counts a year as 365 days a complete revolution around the sun takes approximately 365 days and 6 hours 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Ben Gibbard stated, "Jimmy and I are still throwing ideas back and forth, but as time goes on, we find ourselves busy with our own music. . . . We have some stuff, but it's been difficult to find the time and the drive to do the record. I'd love to finish it at some point and maybe even do some performances. If it's meant to be, it's meant to be. "
In May 2008, Gibbard stated that he and Tamborello were unlikely to release another album "before the end of the decade. International holidays May 1 - Labour Day ( Pakistan) May 1 - Labour Day ( Singapore) "
In 2004, the United States Postal Service sent the band a cease and desist letter, citing its trademark on the phrase "postal service". A cease and desist (also called C & D) is an order or request to halt an activity or else face legal action A trademark or trade mark, represented by the symbols ™ and ®, or mark is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual After negotiations, the USPS relented, allowing the band use of the trademark in exchange for promotional efforts on behalf of the USPS and a performance at its annual National Executive Conference.  Additionally, the USPS website sells the band's CDs.  In 2007, "Such Great Heights" appeared in the background of the "Whiteboard" advertising campaign for one of the federal establishment's private competitors, the United Parcel Service. United Parcel Service Inc ( commonly referred to as UPS, is one of the world's largest Package delivery companies 
In January 2006, Josh Melnick and Xander Charity, who had produced the "Such Great Heights" music video, created a commercial for Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) and Intel using similar footage. Apple Inc, ( formerly Apple Computer Inc, is an American Multinational corporation with a focus on designing and manufacturing Consumer electronics Apple Inc, ( formerly Apple Computer Inc, is an American Multinational corporation with a focus on designing and manufacturing Consumer electronics  While strikingly similar to the music video, the commercial did not contain imagery of the band or a recording of its music. On January 19, 2006, Gibbard stated on the band's website, "It has recently come to our attention that Apple Computers' new television commercial for the Intel chip features a shot-for-shot recreation of our video for 'Such Great Heights' made by the same filmmakers responsible for the original. Events 1419 - Hundred Years' War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. We did not approve this commercialization and are extremely disappointed with both parties that this was executed without our consultation or consent. " The band did not take legal action against Apple or the filmmakers.