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  • "Alligator Sky" from All Things Bright And Beautiful
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  • "Alligator Sky" from Live From Los Angeles
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  • "Deer In The Headlights" from All Things Bright And Beautiful
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  • "Fireflies" from Ocean Eyes
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  • "Fireflies" from Live From Los Angeles
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  • "Galaxies " from Live From Los Angeles
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  • "Good Time (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen)" from The Midsummer Station
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  • "How I Became The Sea" from Live From Los Angeles
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  • "If My Heart Was A House" from Live From Los Angeles
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  • "Kamikaze" from Live From Los Angeles
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  • "Metropolis" from The Midsummer Station
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  • "Shooting Star" from The Midsummer Station
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  • "The Real World " from Live From Los Angeles
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  • "Umbrella Beach" from Ocean Eyes
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  • "Vanilla Twilight" from Ocean Eyes
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  • "Yacht Club" from Live From Los Angeles
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    In the state of Minnesota lies a small town called Owatonna with roughly twentytwo thousand inhabitants. Within that city is a quiet road with a modest house. In that house there's an unkempt basement with no windows. Within those confines you'll find Adam Young of Owl City hard at work on his electronic and melodically infectious music of simple and singular beauty.

    Inside this "cave," as Adam likes to describe it, he has begun to quickly win over a large audience thirsty for something genuine, something sublime.

    Being an only child in a small town, and having no musicians in his immediate family, Adam is hard pressed to say how it all started. Explaining that he always had a "push" to be creative, Adam picked up his first guitar in junior high school.

    Growing up in a "sheltered bubble" and being one of the more shy kids around the neighborhood, Adam seemed compelled to lend his time and creative ideas to music.

    "I've always been the shy guy, I don't see that changing, but I definitely feel a lot more comfortable than I anticipated. I can hide behind the music."

    While his music continues to win followers all over the world, Adam does indeed hide behind his music, not going by his real name (See: Badly Drawn Boy and Dashboard Confessional); but going by the moniker Owl City. Adam was searching more for a mood when coming up with a title for his sound, rather than something easily identifiable. He goes on to explain that most of the artists that catch his eye have something unique about their name, something that lingers. So one has to ask: how did this Owl City phenomenon begin? How does a young artist writing songs underneath his garage, acoustic foam and books everywhere, reach an audience of millions?

    "I'm still trying to figure it out," Adam laughs. "Back in June of 2007 it kind of started on a whim. My parents were away for the weekend, and wanting to be loud and make some noise and whatever, I began writing versions of what became my first, self released digital EP - Of June. I put it up on MySpace the following month and didn't tell anyone."

    Word of mouth began to spread for Adam's music, with demands coming from various parts of the country for an album. Maybe I'm Dreaming, released digitally in March of 2008, was Owl City's full-length debut. The album has garnered great critical praise and is a clear representation of Owl City's progression as an artist.

    Adam has become a phenomenon on MySpace with more than 7 million profile views and 40 million plays, which is outstanding in such a short span of time. It's clear that Owl City is making a colossal impact on the music scene.

    As listeners on MySpace climb into the tens of millions, Owl City gets set to release his latest creation, Ocean Eyes. Loaded with amazing loops, catchy pickups, and lyrics that soothe the mind and touch the heart, Adam Young has once again created a lush listening experience.

    Owl City's trademark desire to escape in dreams, oceans and sky abound on this, his first official CD, in songs such as "Cave In" and "Umbrella Beach." Adam also continues to display a terrific wit uncommon in most electronic based music in such songs as the clap infused, bouncy "Dental Care" (a humorous metaphor on smiling) and "Fireflies."

    Given the official compact disc treatment, previously released fan favorite "Hello Seattle" gives the great Northwest its' due with an ode to highlands, parking lots, Puget Sound and albatross. With glorious vocal harmonies ("The Saltwater Room") and touching odes to love lost ("Vanilla Twilight") Adam has dug more deeply on Ocean Eyes lyrically and musically than ever.

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    you have got a god gifted voice!! jst wowwww! | Posted May 16, 2014
    hey dude! you r soo awesome...I LOVE OWLCITY..♥♥... I always listen to all of ur songs..ur songs are sooo genuine..breathtaking and awesomely sweet n hearttouching..!! And how on earth can a guy have such a soulfull n sweet voice!! woww!! you have got the sweetest voice on earth...I love all your songs...aligator sky is the first song I ve evr heard of owl city ...n from that very day I was soo infectiously addicted by ur songs...u do a great job broo...im a biiiiiiiigggg fan of youuu....god bless you man! ♥♥

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    I'm a mother father gentleman | Posted April 13, 2013
    I am PSY, and I approve this message. :)

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    =) | Posted March 11, 2013
    Great melodies!

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    2 birds! | Posted March 05, 2013
    We are two birds OWL and Sparrow. Something in common and we both enjoy your music.

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    Love this music! | Posted March 02, 2013
    I love Owl City music. My favorits are aligator sky, angles, drems and disasters, galexies, gold, honey and the bee, metropolis, on thre wing, plant life, shooting star, strawberry aavalanche, th yacht club, kamakaze,and salt water room.

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    Love it! | Posted November 19, 2012
    Dude, I love your music! I listen to it all the time. You should definitely show up at Michigan sometime. Okay now for the actual review. I love Owl City because he is original and you don't here much music like his these days. If you just listen to the words of his songs you will find that there is truth and meaning in his words.

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    GO IDA-HO! | Posted July 17, 2012
    I LOVE YOUR MUSIC! You need to come to Idaho! Please!!!???

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    Amazing | Posted January 13, 2012
    You're music is so cool. I can always tell when Owl City's on because it's so distinctive. Not many other artists can do what you do.

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    HI :D | Posted November 17, 2011
    I LOVE OWL CITY :D GOD BLESS U

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    Christ Alone ??? | Posted September 02, 2011
    Why is it that I can not find your version of Christ Alone? I have looked everywhere. pdje@ymail.com is my email address - Please let me know where I can find it. I am a DJ and I love this version.

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