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Owl City Releases The Midsummer Station Today To Widespread Acclaim
Posted: Tuesday August 21st, 2012
International pop star Adam Young, a.k.a. Owl City, releases his newest project, The Midsummer Station, today via Universal Republic amid an outpouring of praise and support from media and fans alike. In addition to debuting at no. 1 on iTunes® in the U.S., Young also boasts another feat today: the Owl City mastermind also mixed the no. 2 album, Dispatch's Circles Around the Sun.
Join Adam Young for an exclusive full album listening party today, August 21st at 4:00 p.m. EDT by clicking here, and follow @itunesmusic and @owlcity on Twitter for an exclusive Twitter interview today, August 21st at 6:00 PM EDT.
The album's lead single at Christian radio, "Shooting Star", climbed to no. 6 on the CHR chart this week, with 15 out of 18 stations now spinning the song.
Here's just a bit of what critics are already saying about The Midsummer Station...
"Midsummer Station spins the hits and pure pop confection. It's the stuff of teenage abandon that pulls even parents into windows-down, full-blast sing-alongs... the collection is crisp, clean, anti-cynical. Credit that to Young's Christian faith - subtle but foundational to encouragement anthems ("Dreams and Disasters," "Gold"). Like the love it exudes, Midsummer Station always endures, believes and, most of all, hopes."
"Adam Young branches out from his usual one-man show to enlist the help of co-writers and outside producers for the first time -- and the gamble pays off... The kids will go crazy for the peppy, Glee-ready track "Good Time," a duet with Carly Rae Jepsen, but the album overall remains true to the synth-driven, melodic pop sound that won Owl City fans in the first place."
"Collaborations and genre-crossing have produced one of the most distinct Owl City records to date, with a little something for everyone to enjoy. Honest, heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics give us a glimpse at the real Young."
Indie Vision Music
"... There's plenty of assertive songwriting smarts and fist-pumping choruses at every turn."
"If you wrote off Owl City as a one-hit wonder after 2009's Fireflies, it's time to break out the eraser. Teaming with Carly Rae Jepsen has given the blithe synth-pop act a late-summer earworm in 'Good Time' - a track, by the way, recorded before Jepsen took over the airwaves with 'Call Me Maybe'."
Catch Owl City on TV all week, then be sure to see him in concert as he embarks on his 45-date, four-continent spanning "The Midsummer Station World Tour" this fall.
The tour, which kicks off on September 5th at Nashville's Cannery Ballroom and will hit major cities across the U.S. and Canada before the North American leg concludes on October 7th at The Crofoot in Detroit, MI. Afterward, Young will take off to France and make his way from Europe to Asia and finally wrap up the 45-date tour in New Zealand on November 3rd.
See below for all confirmed dates and appearances.
Catch Owl City on TV:
08.22: America's Got Talent on NBC @ 9:00 PM EDT/8:00 PM CDT
08.23: The Today Show on NBC [on stage approx. 8:30 AM EDT]
08.26: Arthur Ashe Kids Day on CBS at Noon EDT
08.28: The Tonight Show on NBC at 11:35 AM EDT/10:35 AM CDT
08.29: Conan on TBS at 11:00 PM EDT/10:00 CDT [CTV at 1:00 AM on 08.30]
The Midsummer Station World Tour:
09.05: Nashville, TN @ Cannery
09.06: Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
09.07: Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre
09.08: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
09.10: Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
09.11: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
09.13: Boston, MA @ Paradise
09.14: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
09.15: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Hall
09.16: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
09.18: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
09.19: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
09.20: Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
09.22: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
09.26: San Francisco, CA @ Regency
09.28: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
09.29: Seattle, WA @ Neptune
10.01: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
10.02: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10.04: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10.05: Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont
10.06: Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
10.07: Detroit, MI @ Crofoot
The Midsummer Station is available at your local Canadian Christian retailer. If you do not live near a retailer, you can order it here.