Numerous sites and webzines are reporting a fact everyone’s assumed in the back of their heads, but no one actually wants to accept. Sorry folks, but the loooong-awaited follow-up to The Postal Service‘s Give Up is not in the works after all, it seems.

Give Up was released in 2003. Since then, the music world has waited (pretty patiently, we must add) for Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello to deliver another full-length. But alas, Gibbard reported to Rolling Stone‘s Rock & Roll Daily: “There never really was a plan to do a second album.” He went on to explain that “we work together from time to time, but we have other things that take up all of our time.”

Despite the pleas from fans and followers over the years, as of right now, it doesn’t look like things will change in the near-future. Bummer.