Sunday, August 16, 2009

Owl City

If my iPhone could talk, I am fairly certain it would have a few things to say to me. It would probably ask, "You really can't beat your Scramble high score of 62? Are you even trying?" and "But we just went from your house to Yogurtland the other day! Do you really not remember how to get there?!" It turns out my iPhone is pretty judgmental, but for all the help it gives me, I'm not one to complain.

It would also probably gasp and say, "What is this? Non-Death Cab for Cutie on your playlist?? Really?" I've recently discovered Owl City, and I've been semi-obsessed ever since. So semi-obsessed that I've actually stopped listening to Death Cab over and over as I had been for the past month. It happened late one night while I was waiting in the car in the dark for Alan to deposit some checks in the ATM. A song came on the radio and I thought, "Ooh, Death Cab has new music out!" and "Death Cab sure sounds different!" It turns out it was not a Death Cab song at all but a song called Fireflies by Owl City.

His sound is very buoyant and pretty and sort of like something you would listen to when going on a long thoughtful drive through the country (if you lived in the country and if going on long drives didn't make you feel bad about killing the environment just a little bit more). Anyway, he is coming to San Francisco October 19 and will be performing at Slim's. I already bought a ticket! Care to join me?

Here is one of my favorites:

10 comments:

Usman Ghani said...

That does sound like death cab..death cab is my favourite too...

Wuthering said...

too bad I don't live close by! I love music that makes you remember... appreciate... love...

Marshall Scott Naylor said...

Guys like Batman from Batman and Caruso from CSI speak in these harsh whispery kinds of ways and sound all serious.

Death Cab guy and Owl City guy sing in these soft whispery kinds of ways and sound like sweethearts.

Whispery-ness is pretty dynamic: scare criminals and make them feel mushy.

Katie said...

Yay! New music to buy...thanks for the recommendation! :)

Deanna said...

Too bad Ben Gibbard didn't copywrite his "vocal style" cause he could totally sue this guy!

Sobrina Tung said...

haha, I never thought of whispery-ness like that before. Maybe Owl City will bust out with his Batman voice at the show, how awesome would that be :)

2busy said...

I like the music. I haven't ventured much out of country music lately. Apparently there is other fun music out there. Thanks for sharing.

ThankYou said...

I've never heard of either of the two.
"if you lived in the country and if going on long drives didn't make you feel bad about killing the environment just a little bit more"
And that must be California brainwashing because I've never felt bad for driving.
People should feel bad for using paper products they don't need, like napkins, paper towels, paper plates, and fast food containers...because it takes 7 trees to cancel out one person's emissions. But driving really isn't going to kill the environment. It's just another scare tactic to keep you on your toes. Just like the meteor that might hit, or the terrorist living next door.
Take a drive and live a little guilt free people...you only live once during this point in history....LOL! Enjoy the forests while we still have them;)

Erin P said...

I like the music. Not my usual, but it's nice. My teenage son was nearby and asked if it was Thrice--

Re: ThankYou's comment--I can't believe that anyone in this day and age would actually believe that auto emissions don't harm the environment. I totally do NOT take unnecessary drives, and if I did I would feel guilty, because it IS bad for the environment.

T said...

I wish I could come with to the concert but I will be out of the country. Enjoy extra for me? I am diggin' their sound...

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