Feeling Retro: The Postal Service

A little more on the Postal Service, on the heels of the release of the new single; I felt a little nostalgic.

Ten years ago today, Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello released a great debut album.

Under the moniker The Postal Service,  the duo released the electropop masterpiece Give Up on Sub Pop records on February 18, 2003.  It was a huge hit, and spawned four great singles.

And there has never been a follow up. As far as the duo are concerned, Give Up is a one and done.

Happily, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of it’s release, April 9 will be the day Give Up is being given the anniversary edition treatment, complete with 2 new songs, remixes and covers by the Shins and Iron & Wine. And while Gibbard is claiming this rerelease and a few live shows are all we are going to get, hope lingers that a complete follow up album could emerge.

I mean, after all, it only took My Bloody Valentine 22 years after Loveless to finish and release their follow up. What’s a another 10 years for the Postal Service?

Such Great Heights

The District Sleeps Alone

We Will Become Silhouettes

Clark Gable


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