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The Postal Service, Phoenix, The National, Passion Pit, Featured On Upcoming WXRT Compilation

Out Tomorrow

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Chicago radio station WXRT has announced the 15th installment of its ONXRT: Live from the Archives series, featuring selections from the station’s in-house performances and special broadcasts from the city’s local venues. Due out tomorrow on Dec. 3, the compilation features recorded performances by the likes of The National, Phoenix, Jim James, Passion Pit, The Lumineers, Blondie, and The Postal Service, who played “such Great Heights” for the time ever live during this year’s Official XRT Lollapalooza Aftershow at Metro.

ONXRT: Live from the Archives will be available exclusively at Chicago-area Target stores and online at, with proceeds benefiting organizations like Oxfam America and Cure Violence.

Scroll down below view the view the collection’s full tracklisting and watch fan footage of The Postal Service’s last performance of “Such Great Heights” at Chicago’s Metro (via WXRT)

ONXRT: Live from the Archives, Volume 15:

Phoenix: “1901” (Official XRT Lollapalooza Aftershow at House of Blues, 8/8/10)
Churchill: “Change” (XRT Shamrock & Roll Party at Mystic Celt, 3/16/13)
World Party: “Put the Message in the Box” (XRT studios, 8/30/12)
The Lumineers: “Ho Hey” (XRT Sunday Night Concert from the Riviera Theatre, 9/20/12)
Serena Ryder: “Stompa” (XRT Studios, 4/3/13)
Dave Matthews Band: “Gravedigger” (Dave Matthews Band Caravan at Lakeside, 7/10/11)
Jimmy Cliff: “You Can Get It If You Really Want” (XRT Sunday Night Concert at Park West, 11/11/78)
Jim James: “A New Life” (Live from Studio X at the Vic Theatre, 4/20/13)
Passion Pit: “Take a Walk” (Live from Studio X from Reggie’s Rock Club, 2/22/13)
The National: “Don’t Swallow the Cap” (XRT studios, 8/3/13)
Shemekia Copeland: “Ain’t Gonna Be Your Tattoo” (XRT studios, 2/5/13)
Cheap Trick: “I Want You To Want Me” (Chicago Auto Show and McCormick Place, 2/8/07)
Mayer Hawthorne: “The Walk” (Live from Studio X at Abbey Pub, 5/17/12)
The Postal Service: “Such Great Heights” (Official XRT Lollapalooza Aftershow at Metro, 8/4/13)
Blondie: “Heart of Glass” (XRT Sunday Night Concert at the Riviera Theatre, 8/14/99)



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November 29th 2018

A decade after releasing their only album, The Postal Service-a side project of Death Cab’s Ben Gibbard and producer Jimmy Tamborello-has been rewarding fans with a reunion tour, deluxe re-release, and now a 14 minute long documentary Some Idealistic Future. The film, available to stream on YouTube, was directed by Justin Mitchell as part of The Creator’s Project. The film features mailbox nyc interviews with Gibbard, Tamborello, and Jenny Lewis, and captures behind the scenes moments at the band’s shows at Barclay’s Center on their recent reunion tour. Tamborello goes through his now obsolete computers and samplers that he used on Give Up, and Gibbard talks about what inspired the songs and the circumstances that led to The Postal Service.