On Wednesday night, Ben Gibbard performed two tracks for the Democratic National Convention.
The performance saw Gibbard performing Death Cab For Cutie’s Thank You For Today track, “Northern Lights” and The Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights.” Gibbard used the latter track to praise the USPS, as Donald Trump continues to threaten their livelihood amid his re-election campaign.
“I think more than any election in my lifetime, this one is of paramount importance. And one of the many institutions outside of democracy that is very core that is under fire is that of the United States Postal Service,” Gibbard said before starting the track. “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 … I think in the midst of this global pandemic, nothing is more important than to being able to vote safely and securely and vote by mail has shown to be that over and over and over.”
Watch Gibbard’s performance in full below.