Postal Service Debut ‘Give Up’ Goes Platinum After 10 Years
Better later than never! Sub Pop Records have announced a piece of good news they’re rightfully proud of: The Postal Service’s 2003 debut album, ‘Give Up,’ has gone platinum, which means it’s moved a million copies. While it took nearly 10 years to do it, it’s still an enormous achievement for both an indie band and an indie label.
The album, a collaborative affair between Death Cab for Cutie‘s Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello, was released on Feb. 9, 2003. It has enjoyed a slow and steady stream of support from music fans over a sustained period of time, and as a testament to the quality of the songs, it’s continued to find an audience almost 10 years after first arriving on the scene.
Even more remarkable is the fact that it’s only the second album in Sub Pop’s incredible game-changing history to achieve platinum status. It follows Nirvana‘s ‘Bleach’ as the second biggest-selling album in the label’s 24 years of operation. That’s a huge deal for the folks at Sub Pop, which gave liftoff to Soundgarden, Sonic Youth and many other great bands, so the Postal Service have ensured a worthy place in the history books!