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Sub Pop announced this morning that Give Up , the 2003 debut from The Postal Service, has crossed the million marker, making it only the

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The Postal Service's Give Up Goes Platinum As Sub Pop's Second Million-Selling Album

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Sub Pop announced this morning that Give Up, the 2003 debut from The Postal Service, has crossed the million marker, making it only the second SP record to achieve the milestone (after Nirvana's Bleach, natch).

Earlier this year Sub Pop VP Megan Jasper told us that the duo -- Death Cab's Ben Gibbard, and Jimmy Tamborello -- has shared new tracks with the label, and that they do have another album on their contract. "It would be really fun to work on another record with them," Jasper says.

Here's what Gibbard had to say about the idea of a Postal Service follow-up last year:

SW: Are you gonna do another record?

Gibbard: Maybe someday. It's never been an active project. Our attitude hasn't changed about it since we first made the record, that it was meant to be a side project, that it was a fun thing to do. Never say never, but I don't think anybody should be holding their breath that you know, they're going to get a new record in 2012 or something like that.

Even though there would be guaranteed album sales right out the gate?

I don't want to do it for that reason. I want to do it because we have some really good songs and we're exciting about working together.

We have songs here and there we've been working on. But, you know, until it seems like the right time to do it, we won't. That's not to say that that day won't come. I don't want to close the book on it, you know?

Fingers crossed, nonetheless.

See Also:

-- Nirvana co-founder/bassist Krist Novoselic interviews Bleach drummers Dale Crover and Chad Channing

-- The Head and the Heart's Sub Pop Success Makes the Case for the Modern Record Label

 
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