Ben Gibbard Dedicates The Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights” To The USPS


With the United States Postal Service in a state of emergency, Ben Gibbard, of the band The Postal Service (and of course, Death Cab For Cutie), is here to raise awareness. Ben announced today during a live stream that he was dedicating the all-time hit from The Postal Service, “Such Great Heights” to the USPS.

He had this to say as well during the performance:

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 … 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 again.

What’s funny about this whole thing is that the USPS actually issued a cease-and-desist notice to The Postal Service when they first started performing in the early to mid 2000s. The lawsuit was officially dropped when the government entity and The Postal Service came to an agreement, and “Such Great Heights” was used in a USPS commercial.

You can check out the video of the performance below. We’ve marked the time where he begins talking about the USPS.