Album Review: Owl City ‘The Midsummer Station’
: September 11, 2012
You almost can’t get less cool than Owl City. Well, at least in the eyes of some of us, because after that ‘Fireflies’ song I’m going to have a hard time taking Adam Young ...
Owl City Supports ‘Midsummer Station’ with World Tour
: July 11, 2012
Owl City has announced an extensive world tour to support the upcoming release of a new album, The Midsummer Station.
Adam Young, who records under the name Owl City, will kick ...
Demi Lovato Books 21 Date North American Tour
: April 27, 2012
Demi Lovato recently announced that she would undertake a summer tour later this year to continue support for her most recent album, Unbroken.
The tour will kick off on June 12 ...
owl city Biography
The American synthpop/electronic group Owl City is a musical project of multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Adam Young. The group was formed in Owatonna, Minnesota in 2007. The project was created by Young while he was in the basement at his parent's house experimenting with music During the late 2000s Owl City on Myspace developed a following. In 2008, they signed with Universal Republic.
In 2009, Owl City, after releasing two independent albums, gained mainstream popularity when they released Ocean Eyes, their 2009 debut album with a major label. The set spawned Fireflies, their trip platinum hit, along with Vanilla Twilight and Umbrella Beach. Fireflies topped both the Canadian and US charts and become iTunes' most downloaded song in the U.S. In April 2010, Ocean Eyes was certified U.S. platinum.
On several tracks Breanne Duren joins Young, most notably on The Saltwater Room. The live band of Owl City consists of Daniel Jorgenson (vibes), Hannah Schroeder (cello), Laura Musten (violin), Matthew Decker (drums) and Breanne Duren (keyboards, background vocals). In addition Matt Thiessen, Relient K vocalist, has collaborated and toured on several tracks with Owl City, including Fireflies.
Owl City has gone on tour with Brooke Waggoner, John Mayer, Lights and The Scene Aesthetic. A new album called All Things Bright and Beautiful is scheduled to be released in June 2011.