Thursday, October 8, 2009

Owl City: A Good Egg

We here at TPP don't think we've ever been happier than in kindergarten. Free yakult, nap time and being home in time to catch the best (and most frustrating) cartoon of them all. Who could want for anything more? So everyone find a quiet little space, a blanket and settle on down - It's story time...

In the US state of Minnesota lies a small town called Owatonna with roughly 22,000 inhabitants. Within that city is a quiet road with a modest house. In that house there’s a messy basement with no windows. That’s where you’ll find 23-year-old Adam Young aka Owl City hard at work perfecting candy-coated electro-pop, like a hipster Willy Wonka.

From within the “cave” of his parents’ basement, as Adam likes to call it, he has begun to quickly win over a rapidly growing audience thirsty for something genuine, melodically infectious, and uplifting. The same adjectives could easily describe Owl City’s tunage.

Fuelled by his wild imagination, Adam specialises in writing dreamy, escapist pop songs which are spreading like wild fire. His ascent into popular culture though was as humble and unassuming as his beginnings: He made some songs, put them on Myspace and didn't tell anyone. Fifty million plays and two hundred thousand friends later, Owl City has become a worldwide phenomenon.

He released his first LP Maybe I'm Dreaming in 2008. It went to #16 on the Billboard Album Chart - a jaw dropping debut from an indie singer songwriter. His second album Ocean Eyes (recently released worldwise on Universal Records) rocketed to a #2 bestseller on iTunes (second only to Michael Jackson). Mixed by John Goodmanson (Death Cab For Cutie, Nada Surf, Hot Hot Heat) it was recorded in – you guessed it – Adam’s parents’ basement.

Owl City are currently on a sold out string of North American dates before visiting HK on part of an Asian tour. Performing as a full band set up (including cello, violin, drums, guitar & keyboards) this is a rare opportunity for us in HK to catch a true rising star just as he goes supernova!

So kids, there are plenty of takeaways here and we're sure you can work out the moral of this story (we need more free Yakult in our days.)

RSVP to the Facebook event here

The Peoples' Party presents:
+ The Lovesong
18th November
The Vine Centre
$220 adv $250 door - both include a drinky

LATEST NEWS: Tickets have sold like H(o)ot cakes and we're totally SOLD OUT. THANK YOU!!!

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