An inside look into The Postal Service's early auditions, courtesy of Funny or Die
Though so far the closest it'll get to Cincinnati is Columbus, Ohio's LC Pavilion (June 8), the reunion tour for Platinum-selling Electronic Pop duo The Postal Service continues to add dates. While you anxiously await news of any shows closer to your hometown, you can sneak a peak at some recently unearthed footage of Jimmy Tamborello auditioning members for his new band. Members of Foo Fighters, Helmet and blink-182 apparently were among those who failed their try-outs. (Spoiler alert: Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie gets the job.)The Postal Service Auditions from Ben Gibbard
A recent MTV.com report of the kick-off concert on Blink-182's summer-long reunion tour indicated that nothing has changed: The group indulged in obscene silliness, the set was a blast if not slightly off and, most importantly, the decade-old ennui still means rich hooks. "I don't think anybody was necessarily surprised," Mark Hoppus says of the band's return.