The Postal Service have released a short documentary, Some Idealistic Future, in partnership with Intel and Vice's The Creator's Project.
In the doc, the band explore both their history and their recent return to performing, 10 years after the group's inception.
The documentary additionally takes a look at the logistics behind reviving the band, at one point showing producer/multi-instrumentalist Jimmy Tamborello attempting to procure samples from his decade-old computer, and having to actually piece together the group's old material from external hard drives.
Interspersed with interviews and Postal Service history, the documentary also includes plenty of live performance footage, from Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Check it out in full below:
The Postal Service reunited earlier this year, releasing a 10th anniversary deluxe edition of their one and only album, Give Up, as well as announcing a short run of tour dates and festival appearances around the globe. They are currently winding down their last leg of shows, which you can find below. Further plans for the group remain uncertain, and they have often indicated that this reunion is not intended to be permanent, so these dates may be their last for the foreseeable future:
Jul. 26 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA %
Jul. 27 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA ^
Jul. 30 – Midland Theater – Kansas City, MO #
Jul. 31 – Midland Theater – Kansas City, MO #
Aug. 2 – Roy Wilkins Auditorium – St. Paul, MN #
Aug. 3- Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL
Aug. 4- Metro Theatre- Chicago, IL
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