It's going to be nice to talk about something regarding the postal service without it having to do with Lance Armstrong the doper.
The Ben Gibbard & Jimmy Tamborello collaboration as The Postal Service in 2003 only produced one album, Give Up. The band did very little touring behind it and yet it still became a cult classic of an album with plenty of covers of “Such Great Heights” to be found all over the internet. Over time, I think, the excitement of the album wore off as many other great acts came in to replace The Postal Service but now hearing that there's a reunion on the way, it's time to go back and revisit Give Up to become acquainted with an old friend.
There is very little news about what 2013 will hold for the band but there is a website and rumors of them headlining Coachella. New album? Tour? Who knows?