The Postal Service Give Up LP
The Postal Service Give Up LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Sub Pop
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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The Postal Service Give Up LP

The Postal Service

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SKU:
SPRLP70595
UPC:
098787059519
Vinyl LP Featuring "Such Great Heights!"

You can spend all the time and money in the world trying to craft the perfect pop-music scenario, but sometimes the stars have to align all by themselves. Even though early on the members of The Postal Service jokingly referred to “Such Great Heights” as “the hit” on their debut album, Give Up, there’s no way anyone could have predicted the eventual impact made by a mail-order album designed in a pair of West Coast bedrooms.

It’s been 10 years since the little project that could from Seattelite Ben Gibbard (aka Death Cab For Cutie’s frontman) and Angeleno Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel,Figurine) emerged from seemingly nowhere and began to burrow into the ears of anyone who came into contact with the band’s infectious electro-pop.

Of course, the band’s music was more than just electro-pop, and the force with which Jimmy and Ben captured the indie-rock zeitgeist of the early aughts made them more of a phenomenon than just a regular old band. That such artists as Ben Folds, Amanda Palmer, Streetlight Manifesto, and Confide have covered “Such Great Heights” is a testament to both the song’s magical spark and its melodic inclusivity. The band’s sound is such a touchstone that “Postal Service-esque” has become a generally accepted musical adjective. And it goes way beyond Owl City.

While it was impossible to anticipate how massive Give Up would become, it was obvious in 2003 that these guys had made something special. Ten years on it’s amazing to know that so many people have come to agree.

"Ben Gibbard's famously bittersweet vocals and sharp, sensitive lyrics imbue Give Up with more emotional heft than you might expect from a synth pop album...The album exploits the contrast between the cool, clean synths and Gibbard's all-too-human voice to poignant and playful effect..." -Heather Phares, allmusic.com

"It's quaint to think of it now: Electronic musician Jimmy Tamborello and Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard named their project Postal Service because they used to send demos back and forth to each other – in the good old-fashioned U.S. Mail. In a way, that suits the glitchy, retro computer pop the duo made on Give Up... Songs like 'Such Great Heights' – whose inclusion on the soundtrack to Garden State elevated the album's profile – and 'Nothing Better' bubbled with sweet little blips and bloops and bright patches of synth-manipulated strings whose crispness balanced Gibbard’s delicate warble." -Rolling Stone

Features:
• Vinyl LP
• Includes Download Coupon

Selections:
Side One:

1. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
2. Such Great Heights
3. Sleeping In
4. Nothing Better
5. Recycled Air
Side Two:
1. Clark Gable
2. We Will Become Silhouettes
3. This Place Is A Prison
4. Brand New Colony
5. Natural Anthem
Description
Vinyl LP Featuring "Such Great Heights!"

You can spend all the time and money in the world trying to craft the perfect pop-music scenario, but sometimes the stars have to align all by themselves. Even though early on the members of The Postal Service jokingly referred to “Such Great Heights” as “the hit” on their debut album, Give Up, there’s no way anyone could have predicted the eventual impact made by a mail-order album designed in a pair of West Coast bedrooms.

It’s been 10 years since the little project that could from Seattelite Ben Gibbard (aka Death Cab For Cutie’s frontman) and Angeleno Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel,Figurine) emerged from seemingly nowhere and began to burrow into the ears of anyone who came into contact with the band’s infectious electro-pop.

Of course, the band’s music was more than just electro-pop, and the force with which Jimmy and Ben captured the indie-rock zeitgeist of the early aughts made them more of a phenomenon than just a regular old band. That such artists as Ben Folds, Amanda Palmer, Streetlight Manifesto, and Confide have covered “Such Great Heights” is a testament to both the song’s magical spark and its melodic inclusivity. The band’s sound is such a touchstone that “Postal Service-esque” has become a generally accepted musical adjective. And it goes way beyond Owl City.

While it was impossible to anticipate how massive Give Up would become, it was obvious in 2003 that these guys had made something special. Ten years on it’s amazing to know that so many people have come to agree.

"Ben Gibbard's famously bittersweet vocals and sharp, sensitive lyrics imbue Give Up with more emotional heft than you might expect from a synth pop album...The album exploits the contrast between the cool, clean synths and Gibbard's all-too-human voice to poignant and playful effect..." -Heather Phares, allmusic.com

"It's quaint to think of it now: Electronic musician Jimmy Tamborello and Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard named their project Postal Service because they used to send demos back and forth to each other – in the good old-fashioned U.S. Mail. In a way, that suits the glitchy, retro computer pop the duo made on Give Up... Songs like 'Such Great Heights' – whose inclusion on the soundtrack to Garden State elevated the album's profile – and 'Nothing Better' bubbled with sweet little blips and bloops and bright patches of synth-manipulated strings whose crispness balanced Gibbard’s delicate warble." -Rolling Stone

Features:
• Vinyl LP
• Includes Download Coupon

Selections:
Side One:

1. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
2. Such Great Heights
3. Sleeping In
4. Nothing Better
5. Recycled Air
Side Two:
1. Clark Gable
2. We Will Become Silhouettes
3. This Place Is A Prison
4. Brand New Colony
5. Natural Anthem
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
The Postal Service
Title
Give Up
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
11-19-2014
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
01-12-2005
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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