It’s a tribute to the Postal service from… The Postal Service.
Ben Gibbard was one of the many performers at the remote edition of the Democratic National Convention and lent his support to the U.S. Postal Service with a performance of The Postal Service song “Such Great Heights.”
“I think more than any election in my lifetime, this one is of paramount importance,” he said in the clip. “One of the many institutions outside of Democracy at its very core that is under fire is that of the United States Postal Service.”
He continued, ”for those who are not aware, I was in a band called The Postal Service. We put out a record in 2003 and we made this music by sending CDs back and forth to each other, my bandmate Jimmy Tamborello lived in Los Angeles and we made a record using the United States Postal Service. Therefore, we called ourselves The Postal Service.
“I think in the midst of this global pandemic, nothing is more important than being able to vote safely and securely and vote by mail has shown to be that over and over and over again,” Gibbard added.
Gibbard joined the likes of Billie Eilish, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Porter, Leon Bridges, Maggie Rogers, and more as musical performers at the DNC.