The Postal Service’s “Give Up” Sells One Million Copies

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A belated congratulations to Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello of The Postal Service for passing the one million mark in sales for their 2003 debut Give Up. It’s also a milestone for their label, Sub  Pop Records, in that it’s their best selling release since Nirvanas Bleach.

Hard to believe it’s been almost ten years since this quirky, well crafted electro-pop album came out and it’s still reaching such great heights. (apology for the bad pun)


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Pat Ferrise grew up loving ”the punk rock” and “new wave.” His years at one of the nation’s top college radio stations ultimately led him to a 15-year run as music director of alternative music icon WHFS Washington/Baltimore. Rolling Stone magazine named him of the most influential programmers of the 90s. He’s recorded two albums under the moniker Trampoline for the now defunct SpinArt label. He lives in Baltimore and takes no credit for writing this bio.