Not content to leave alone their legacy as one of the great one-and-done bands of all time, synth-pop side project the Postal Service return a decade after calling it a day. The brainchild of Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and production mastermind Jimmy Tamborello of Dntel, the band made only one brief touring run in its initial incarnation in support of 2003's Give Up. It's a testament to how much the Postal Service's popularity mushroomed since its temporary demise that the group last played here at the 7th St. Entry. With a live lineup now augmented by harmony vocalists/multi-instrumentalists Jenny Lewis and Laura Burhenn, the Postal Service appear to be making their transition to full-fledged crowd-pleasing rock band complete — albeit 10 years later than originally anticipated. With Mates of State.
Fri., Aug. 2, 8:30 p.m., 2013