Ben Gibbard Talks Nostalgia As Postal Service Reunite At Coachella
The group, founded by Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard and producer Jimmy Tamborello, along with Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley, had the best-selling electronic album of 2003. That album, Give Up, eventually went platinum, selling over a million copies worldwide.
When Gibbard stopped in for an interview with Radio.com last fall, he spoke at length about the phenomenon of nostalgia, addressing his own and the feelings engendered by his bands.
"I only really live with this when we're playing these songs live," Gibbard said, referring to Death Cab for Cutie. "But I think it's really fascinating when we're playing a show and the kids are always, the younger kids are always up front because that's where kids go at shows, and we'll play something from the first couple of albums. You'll see a kid who isn't older than late teens, early 20s going bananas for a song that is now 12 years old."
"They have clearly discovered it outside of its contemporary time," Gibbard continued, "but their relationship to it is as if it was a new record because it's new to them. Those moments, when they happen, really mean a lot to me." more on this story
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