Ben Gibbard, the former frontman of indie band The Postal Service, dedicated a performance of “Such Great Heights,” to the United States Postal Service.
Gibbard kicked off the Democratic National Convention’s #TeamJoeSings series on Wednesday, August 19, in support of Democratic candidate Joe Biden. He performed two songs for the remote edition of the Democratic National Convention.
Apart from “Such Great Heights,” Gibbard also sang his Death Cab for Cutie track “Northern Lights.”
“It’s an honor to be here and support Vice President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. And I think more than any election in my lifetime, this one is of paramount importance,” Gibbard said. “And one of the many institutions outside of democracy that’s very core, that’s under fire is that of the United States Postal Service.”
“We made a record using the United States Postal Service and therefore we called ourselves The Postal Service… So I’m going to play a song by the Postal Service and dedicate it to the Postal Service,” he said.
The Postal Service was an indie pop supergroup consisting of singer Gibbard, producer Jimmy Tamborello, and Jenny Lewis on background vocals.
The band released their debut album, Give Up, in 2003. The album reached No. 114 on the Billboard 200 album chart and also received platinum certification from the RIAA.
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