man, ben gibbard must be kicking himself right now for not copyrighting his own voice.
finally got around to checking out the much-buzzed about Owl City, and i’m really a fan, but it took me a little while to get over the fact that this guy adam young sounds like he sat in his room listening to Death Cab and Postal Service for hours, trying to exactly mimic the mildly affected way in which ben gibbard sings.
but once past that, he’s really a slightly catchier, slightly cheesier postal service, which is totally fun. his song “hot air balloon” is kinda like postal service plus “hakuna matata." i think i mean that in a good way.