Posted in music | pictures on June 17, 2013

photos by Amanda Hatfield

The Postal Service @ Barclays Center, 6/14/2013
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With a decade of perspective, the Postal Service didn't change the songs much. Along with Mr. Gibbard, Mr. Tamborello and Ms. Lewis, the touring Postal Service now also includes Laura Burhenn from the Mynabirds on keyboards and vocal harmonies. They played the group's repertory with the songs' old proportions, and probably their original electronic parts, largely intact. The set also included "This Is the Dream of Evan and Chan," the 2001 song from Dntel that featured Mr. Gibbard and led to the formation of the Postal Service; its staticky intro was replaced with something more melodic and arena-friendly. A backdrop of geometric lights could look like level meters in a recording studio or dance-club strobes. - [NY Times]
The Postal Service's Give Up 10th Anniversary tour finally hit NYC over the weekend for two shows at Barclays Center. At Friday's (6/14) sold-out show, they played the entirety of their only album, Give Up, in addition to a Dntel song and a cover of Beat Happening's "Our Secret." Pictures from the show (though unfortunately none of openers Mates of State) and the setlist are in this post. They played again on Saturday (6/15) with Ra Ra Riot opening.

More pictures and the setlist from Friday below...

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The Postal Service at Barclays Center - 6/14/13 Setlist: (via)
The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
We Will Become Silhouettes
Sleeping In
Turn Around
Nothing Better
Recycled Air
Be Still My Heart
Clark Gable
Our Secret (Beat Happening cover)
This Place Is a Prison
There's Never Enough Time
A Tattered Line of String
Such Great Heights
Natural Anthem

Encore:
(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan (Dntel song)
Brand New Colony

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Comments (29)

Crap. Bummed I missed this

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 12:50 PM

Wow, ten years later and there music still sounds like shit.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 12:53 PM

How many people got in for free?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 12:53 PM

^I got in for free and then walked the fuck out.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 12:54 PM

Jenny leg shots? C'mon

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 12:58 PM

Did the Postal Service deliver?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 12:58 PM

The show was really solid. They all sounded great and it overall was a highly enjoyable time.

Posted by CJ | June 17, 2013 12:58 PM

I still can't believe this band sold out a fucking arena, when they released one decent (at best) album 10 years ago.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 1:01 PM

Whitest event in Brooklyn ever?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 1:02 PM

Biggest Bro Fest friday night

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 1:09 PM

There were a lot of Mail's in the crowd. if more girls arrived would the letter in?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 1:13 PM

I don't like this ship!

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 1:22 PM

It was mediocre at best.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 1:40 PM

"still can't believe this band sold out a fucking arena"


The show was not sold out. That was another Bowery Presents trick shot. There were tons of empties both nights. You could not give those tickets away.

Total joke.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 1:41 PM

@12:53 Wow, ten years later and you still can't spell.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 1:41 PM

why watch a show when you can take a picture with your camera which is being held way above your head and blocking the views of those behind you?

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/fp/thepostalservice/barclayscenter/the-postal-service-44.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 1:44 PM

I went Friday, it was good, but I forgot how many of the songs on Give Up are mediocre, they also only played for like an hour and 15 minutes, I thought they would fill out the set with some other stuff

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 2:31 PM

What's wrong with it being the whitest event ever? Sure, the dancing was bad. But, the credit scores were high and the crime was low. Great show.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 2:53 PM

2:53 makes a powerful point

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 3:09 PM

I bet the first show sold out mostly due to scalpers so then the announced a second night, leaving the real fans divided across both nights and empty seats available on each.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 3:36 PM

^You would be wrong

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 3:47 PM

Man, Jenny's got some stems.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 3:52 PM

1:02, no the whitest event in Brooklyn ever was Barbara Streisand, when she played Barclays last year. A close second would be when Burt Bacharach played Coney Island for free a few years back.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 4:46 PM

3:36, the first show sold out because Bowery Presents pretended it was sold out. It really wasn't.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 4:48 PM

Good show. Would have liked to see them play some Death Cab or DNTEL to beef up the set list but hey whatever. They probably won't be back around again so it was worth it to me.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 6:20 PM

There should be more bands named after government-run services.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2013 6:22 PM

fat girls with high credit scores show

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2013 1:39 AM

This might sound weird but if I were Stanley Kubrick and somehow The Postal Service existed back in the 60s I would have used their music to score 2001: A Space Odyssey. I have´╗┐ no idea why actually, it just seems like a good thing.

Posted by Macy | September 22, 2013 5:29 AM

This is beyond awesome, heard about this a couple days ago so its definitely confirmed!´╗┐

Posted by Sky | June 3, 2014 7:45 AM

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