In 2003, The Postal Service (Ben Gibbard and producer Jimmy Tamborello) wetted the appetites of hungry fans with their record-breaking debut album, Give Up. The album peaked the charts at #114 and is Sub Pop Record’s highest-selling album since Nirvana’s Bleach. In 2012, the album was certified platinum.
In 2007 rumors of a second album circulated but amounted to nothing. After repeated questioning, Gibbard continued to squelch the rumors of another album. After 10 years of waiting, Sub Pop has finally announced that the band will reunite for a tour as well as release a 10th anniversary reissue of the album.
We encapsulated the short-lived but long-drawn-out story of The Postal Service in their own words—their song titles, in order to celebrate the plight of their fans and the excitement over their reuniting.