The Postal Service’s Give Up goes platinum nearly a decade later

on October 31, 2012, 6:39pm

 The Postal Services Give Up goes platinum nearly a decade later

It’s taken nearly a decade, but Postal Service’s Give Up has finally been certified platinum. Having sold 1,067, 087 copies to date, Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello’s long-distance side project marks the second album in Sub Pop’s 24-year history of issuing records to reach that status. Previously, that feat only included Nirvana’s landmark debut, Bleach.

Released on February 9, 2003, Give Up found critical and commercial success over the years through popular singles ”Such Great Heights”, “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight”, and “We Will Become Silhouettes”. The record also featured guest appearances by Jen Wood (of The Jen Wood Trio) and Jenny Lewis (of the now defunct Rilo Kiley).

While there’s been rumors of a follow up, the two members have remained busy with other projects. Gibbard recently released his debut solo album, Former Lives, while Tamborello’s Dntel outfit issued Aimlessness this past summer.

To celebrate, stream Give Up in its entirety below via Rdio.


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November 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm

This is great! This album is the best work Ben has ever been involved with.

October 31, 2012 at 8:43 pm

No, I want to hear more stupid songs about japanese baseball players Ben. That’s why I like your music. What a dumb fucker.

Jorge Mir
October 31, 2012 at 7:34 pm

According to Ben Gibbard’s twitter profile there are no plans for a second Postal Service album :(

Luke Johnson
October 31, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I don’t care if this counts as a guilty pleasure. I love, love, love this album.


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