TUE, AUG 8, 2006 at 11:24 AM

N O V E M B E R 09 - THE POSTAL SERVICE - Give Up (2xLP)

The Postal Service pulls together Death Cab for Cutie’s Benjamin Gibbard, electronic whiz Jimmy Tamborello (aka Dntel) and Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis. Give Up, their debut full-length was originally released on CD back in February of 2003, and the record has since gone on to become Sub Pop’s 2nd best-selling release ever, behind Nirvana’s Bleach. Give Up has garnered reams of glowing press and received more radio airplay than anyone would ever have predicted (and, incidentally, celebrity shout-outs from the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Kirsten Dunst, and The Olsen Twins…). Also, it’s a sweetly charming, endearing and ridiculously infectious album. With this release, Give Up is finally available on vinyl, and will be packaged with a bonus six song 12” collecting all of the b-sides and remixes from their CD-singles (from the “Such Great Heights” single: “There’s Never Enough Time,” The Shins covering “We Will Become Silhouettes,” and Iron & Wine covering “Such Great Heights”; and from “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” single: “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” (remix by DJ Downfall), “Such Great Heights” (remix by John Tejada), and The Postal Service covering The Flaming Lips’ “Suddenly Everything Has Changed”).This is the vinyl version of the existing full-length by The Postal Service, NOT a new record.

Posted by Harry Dean Hudson