It's sad to hear recent comments from Ben Gibbard that The Postal Service won't be recording any new music ... but it's good to hear that the album Give Up has officially gone platinum, according to news today from Sub Pop Records in Seattle. "We at Seattle’s Sub Pop Records feel a profound sense of self-satisfaction in announcing that The Postal Service's universally acclaimed 2003 album, Give Up, is now a certified platinum record. It is only our second ever; please forgive us for the excitement," said the label in a statement.
The Postal Service was a collaboration of Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (James Figurine, Dntel). Two platinum albums is an understatement for a label that's offered a continuous stream of great music over the years, but for now ... relive the magic with the video for "Such Great Heights" above.