Since announcing their reunion just a few weeks ago, the Postal Service -- the beloved duo of Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard and DJ Jimmy Tamborello -- have already planned a re-issue of their first album, an extensive tour coming up and a now new video for Funny or Die.

In the star-studded video, a 2002-era Tamborello sits with a Sub Pop rep as they audition potential members for his new project, the Postal Service. The auditions draw the likes of "Weird" Al Yankovic, "Angry" Moby, Blink-182's Tom DeLonge, Aimee Mann, Guns 'n' Roses' Duff McKagan ("That's a weird name"), and more. Of course, it's Gibbard's performance, that wins Tamberello over. There are also a number of hilarious references to the early days of the Internet (slow modems, Myspace, Friendster, etc).

Watch it here:

Funny Or Die, Puloma Basu, Jon Daly, DC Pierson, Jon Wurster, sub pop records, FODfm, and Marc Maron">The Postal Service Auditions from Ben Gibbard

"What even is music, ya know?" The Postal Service's upcoming reunion tour will include stops at California's Coachella Festival in April. Their sole full-length, "Give Up," is celebrating its tenth anniversary and will be re-issued by Sub Pop on April 9. 


Dave Lewis has been a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer and editor for nearly ten years. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to L.A. in 1996 to attend USC, before working for various periodicals and web sites including a lengthy stint at He joined the HitFix staff in 2011.