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The Postal Service Goes Platinum As 'Give Up' Crosses 1 Million In Album Sales

11/01/2012 09:32 am ET

It took almost 10 years, but a mini-generation of indie music fans are sure to be delighted by the news that The Postal Service's one-and-done album "Give Up" has been certified platinum.

Ben Gibbard released the album in 2003 before turning his attention back to Death Cab for Cutie, a project he sustained for the next decade. The singer recently put out "Former Lives," a solo album released on the heels of his divorce from Zoeey Deschanel.

Producer Jimmy Tamborello, the other half of the group, continued work with Dntel and Headset after "Give Up."

Subpop, the famed indie label behind the release, couldn't be more thrilled about the news. In a statement published by SPIN, the label said it feels "a profound sense of self-satisfaction" about the achievement. "Give Up" is Subpop's second platinum album and preceded by Nirvana's "Bleach."

That Gibbard was telling reporters just last week that there are no plans for a new Postal Service album is perhaps a testament to the project's place in indie culture. For many, "Give Up" remains among the crowning achievements of Gibbard's career. Tracks like "Such Great Heights," "Nothing Better," We Will Become Silhouettes" and "Clark Gable" were staples on many hipster-light high school and college mixtapes.

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