Hootowls! So sorry for the lack of posting! I just now checked this blog and found out nobody had covered anything since my announcement about Hootowl Prom. Here’s what’s happened lately:
- The TMS previews were released onto iTunes August 8th. It seems the majority of Hootowls love TMS, even though it had a controversial summer. Some Hootowls are refraining from hearing one note of TMS until it’s release this Tuesday.
- Speaking of controversy, some drama is rising over the track Bombshell Blonde because of it’s…I guess you could call it sensuality.
- Even more controversial than anything, the entire album leaked! (Minus Japan’s bonus track, Top of the World.) I don’t have any information on how it was leaked, or by whose hand. (If anyone knows, feel free to drop me an ask!)
- The Q&As have continued, one with special guest Matt Thiessen of Relient K!
- Adam has moved owlcityblog.com and moderngardening to his newest creation, ayoungblog.com. (Worry not, the old owlcityblog entries were transferred as well.)
- Adam has begun reblogging and retweeting the brilliant and creative artistic works of his fans. (Those tagged with “owlsome” of course.)
- Adam announced that he will be making some TV appearances! He’s set to shine on America’s Got Talent on 8/22, The Today Show on 8/23, Arthur Ashe’s Kids Day on 8/26, Jay Leno on 8/28, and Conan on 8/29.
Just a quick announcement to let you all know that Maja is hosting a Hootowl Prom on August 11th! Drop her an ask if you have any questions regarding time and location.
Adam announced earlier today the new world tour for his upcoming album: The Midsummer Station. This Fall he is starting off in Japan and moving his way towards London. He will then sail the seas over to the US and check in at Boston and make his way over to Seattle. From there he will visit the romantic city of Paris, as well as the rest of the UK, and finish it off in Australia. If you haven’t had the chance to see Adam live yet, this tour will more than likely give you an option to.
Few tickets are available as of now, but in just a few days get ready. A special presale for all North American dates will be available on July 11th at noon local time (you will need a special code). Tickets will go public on July 13th at noon as well. If you need to scope out your location and dates, you can check it all out at: http://www.owlcitymusic.com/events
If you want to get a head start The Midsummer Station is now available for presale on iTunes and his merch site. The album will be coming out August 21st in the US, and September 17th in the UK.
Finally, to finish off this incredible announcement, Adam has set up a contest for all Hootowls to enter in. Preorder any packages on the Owl City Official Online Store to get a chance at winning tickets, signed goodies by Adam Young, and other sneaky prizes! Winners will be announced each week for 5 weeks. Contest entries end on August 7th.
Well Hootowls, it’s midsummer, and it looks like its going to be a good time.
Hootowls! We have finally decided on our new admin.
Please welcome Alex to The Hoot, and don’t forget to follow her personal Tumblr. :) She’s agreed to let us post her awesome entry article, which you can read below. I hope you guys are just as excited to read her articles as we are!
(Also, thank you everyone for applying and I really wish we could have picked all of you. D:)
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Members: Nate Ruess, Jack Antonoff, Andrew Dost
Albums: Aim and Ignite & Some Nights
So I’m going to assume that most of you have heard ‘We Are Young’ or ‘Some Nights’ at some point in time, whether it was on the radio or on a TV show or at a friends house; they’re both pretty popular songs right now. And they’re both by Fun..
I think a lot of Hootowls would enjoy the unique sound that Fun. produces. It really is unlike any other musician out there. Hootowls like different, and Fun. definitely falls into that category.
(WARNING: A few songs DO have the occasional curse. I just want you to be aware of that, if you are completely against cussing in music).
P.S. I am currently hanging out in there.
I know a lot of you miss Foreverahootowl, our beloved Tinychat that was prematurely deleted. I also know that many of you want that same feeling of unison like you did in FAHO again, so:
Basically, if you guys would like another Tinychat, everyone is more than welcome to use this one that I made several months ago as a backup for FAHO. I hope everyone likes it and decides to use it as the official TC. Check it out!
As many of us know, Tuesday night yet another new song was leaked. Good Time hit the internet around 10 pm central, making waves in the fandom.
Of course there was the initial deciding whether or not to listen, as it is with every leaked song. Yet eventually it began, and the Hootowls went berserk.
Most were unsure of what to think of it at first. There were many responses such as, “I need to listen again,” and “What just happened.” Some loved it, claiming it was a ‘catchy tune’ that they could dance to. Others disliked it, deciding Adam had gone completely ‘mainstream pop’. But the true shocker wasn’t in the reactions from the fandom. It was in the response of the rest of the world.
For once you could look up an article about new music by Adam… And actually see praise from the general public.
This in itself could be enough to please the Hootowls. Adam’s success. Good Time has the chance to be the most overplayed song of the summer. Top of the charts. Of course that comes with being mainstream, which many Hootowls can’t stand the idea of. But as Adam’s last Tumblr post said, he’s trying something new. Something that he’s beyond excited for.
"All I know is that I’ve never been more truly, genuinely excited in my life about releasing new music than I am at this present moment."
This could potentially take him to the next level, but it could also bring him down. The only battle is whether or not Hootowls are willing to put up with the intense change in style in order to get there. We’ll have to wait and see.
This just in; The official Midsummer Station release date has been pushed back to August 21st, rather than the initial August 14th. Apparently it is due to an ‘exciting development’. The UK release date is still September the 17th.
Well, they have definitely got the Hootowls wondering.
Well hey! I’m going to start doing a weekly article about musicians that I think all Hootowls would like. Some will be more well known, some will be less well known. It all depends. I’m just here to spread their awesome sounds. So here’s your first edition of Bri’s Music Corner. Hope it’s decent.
Members: Mark Swickley
Facebook: Sailship Music
Albums: The Best Thing About Me is You & The Giant Leaps
Sailship is an indie/electronica outfit fronted by Mark Swickley of Saint Paul, Minnesota. His music is VERY similar to the older Owl City music (Of June era) and Mark’s vocals and lyrics are wonderful. My personal favorite song is Eighteen Forever, on the album The Giant Leaps. It can be heard on his MySpace page, or on YouTube.
I recommend Sailship to ALL Hootowls, especially those going through a rough time because of Adam’s style changes. In addition to similar music, Mark and Adam have met on multiple occasions and you may recall twitter conversations between the two in the past, as well. Give him a listen!