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The Postal Service "auditions" new members in video to encourage voting

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Well, we didn’t get new Postal Service music, but we did get a pretty delightful video.

On Tuesday, the “Such Great Heights” group — made up of Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, producer Jimmy Tamborello and Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley — teased that they were up to something after seven years of inactivity. While fans hoped that the tease meant that the band would be announcing a new album to follow their lone release, 2003’s Give Up, they instead shared a nearly 20-minute skit on Wednesday to encourage people to vote.

In the clip, a sleazy record exec invites the trio onto a Zoom call to watch various other musicians, comedians and celebrities “audition” to be the newest Postal Service member, including Slash and Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses, Anne Hathaway, Kenny G, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Rick Springfield, Huey Lewis, Vanessa Bayer, The BanglesSusanna Hoffs, Patton Oswalt, Aparna Nancherla, TV on the Radio‘s Tunde Adebimpe, Big Freedia and Soundgarden‘s Kim Thayil.

In between, the real Postal Service members ask you to visit HeadCount.org to register to vote, check the status of your registration, and solidify your plan to vote.

By Josh Johnson
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