The Postal Service’s 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.