Give Up is the only studio album by American indie band The Postal Service, released on February 19, 2003 through Sub Pop Records.
The band began as a side project between electronic music artist Jimmy Tamborello and Death Cab for Cutie's vocalist Ben Gibbard. The two had previously worked together for a track on Dntel's album Life Is Full of Possibilities.
The Postal Service's sole full-length release, Give Up was the second Sub Pop Records release to receive platinum certification, their best-selling album since Nirvana's Bleach. The album peaked at #114 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart in its initial release; the 2013 tenth-anniversary reissue of the album peaked at #45 in April 2013. As of January 2013, Give Up had sold 1.07 million copies.
The album was generally well-received, and critics noted its throwbacks to 1980s new wave. In 2006, Apple released an advertisement for the iMac that was said to be very similar to video for the "Such Great Heights" single. The band did not take legal action, but Tamborello later stated in an interview that they "got a little bit of compensation from them for it" in the form of "attention from iTunes and stuff like that".
Label: Sub Pop SP 1045
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Vinyl, LP, Compilation, All Media, Deluxe Edition
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
A1 The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
A2 Such Great Heights
A3 Sleeping In
A4 Nothing Better
A5 Recycled Air
B1 Clark Gable
B2 We Will Become Silhouettes
B3 This Place Is A Prison
B4 Brand New Colony
B5 Natural Anthem
C1 Turn Around
C2 A Tattered Line Of String
C3 Be Still My Heart
C4 There's Never Enough Time
D1 Suddenly Everything Has Changed
D2 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)
D3 Grow Old With Me
E1 Such Great Heights (John Tejada Remix)
E2 The District Sleeps Alone Tonight (DJ Downfall Persistent Beat Mix)
E3 Be Still My Heart (Nobody Remix)
F1 We Will Become Silhouettes (Matthew Dear Remix)
F2 Nothing Better (Styrofoam Remix)
F3 Recycled Air (Live On KEXP)
F4 We Will Become Silhouettes
F5 Such Great Heights