Minnesota's Adam Young is a study in contradictions. Citing musical inspiration from the likes of Boards of Canada, Prefuse 73 and Sigur Ros, the vegetarian insomniac also claims God, G-rated movies and optimism as real-world influences. Left unsaid in either list are both Postal Services -- the government agency that delivers mail, and the group featuring Ben Gibbard and Dntel. But the latter's lush, electronic emo is a definitive influence on Owl City's own brightly hued, shiver-inducing electro-pop ditties, while the former symbolizes Young's epistolary approach, with every song sounding like a page ripped from his journal and zipped cross-country to a lovelorn crush. On Owl City's debut EP, Of June, Young sang of floating in space in a set that referenced cruise ships, airplanes and nonstop modern motion, sounding at once thrilled with distance and nostalgic for a simpler, stay-at-home lifestyle. He came into his own style with Maybe I'm Dreaming, which found him fleshing out his delicate, catchy sound with acoustic guitars and more intricate songwriting. This is the sound of being young, in love and 110% alive.
Owl City Concert Films
Live from Los Angeles
Runtime: 1 hr 35 minOwl City is the creation of Adam Young, a Minnesota native who started making music at home and building up a fanbase via the internet before breaking worldwide with his global hit “Fireflies” in the summer of 2009, taken from his Top 10 album “Ocean Eyes”. The single went to No.1 in both the US and the UK and topped the charts in many other countries. “Live From Los Angeles” was filmed in high definition at Club Nokia on 21 July 2011 and is the first concert film release by the band. It includes tracks from their recent album “All Things Bright And Beautiful”, alongside songs from “Ocean Eyes” and the self-released debut album “Maybe I’m Dreaming”. Adam Young has developed from a shy musician operating out of his bedroom into a confident and dynamic live performer and this concert in front of a wildly enthusiastic young audience proves just how good he and his band can be.
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Everything Will Change
The Postal Service
Runtime: 1 hr 26 minEverything Will Change is a feature-length documentary concert film of The Postal Service s performance at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA during their 2013 reunion tour. A collaboration between Benjamin Gibbard (of Death Cab for Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (from Dntel), with Rilo Kiley s Jenny Lewis, The Postal Service released Give Up, their one and only album, in 2003. That record went on to sell over a million copies and most of the band s fans never had the chance to see them perform live. In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of Give Up, the band reunited to tour the world. With never-before-seen live recordings, intimate interviews and backstage footage of the band, Everything Will Change captures one of the nights when everything did change.
Live at The Hangout Festival
Runtime: 1 hr 6 minCapital Cities performs live at The Hangout Music Fest in 2014. The show, in support of their debut album, In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery, features a performance of their global hit “Safe and Sound" and songs, “Farrah Fawcett Hair” and “Love Away.” The band's song "Safe and Sound" was #1 on the US Alternative Songs chart.
Live At V Festival 2014
Runtime: 45 minV Festival has been held across two beautiful stately parks for one epic cross-country weekend of live music. V Festival takes place simultaneously at hylands park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in South Staffordshire, with world class artists taking to the stage at one venue.
The Making Of Night Visions
Runtime: 44 minImagine Dragons: The Making of 'Night Visions', follows one of the world's most exciting new alternative rock bands band during the process of writing and recording their debut album at the Palms Studio in their hometown of Las Vegas. In this documentary you also get a quick history of the band, how they formed, and how Alex Da Kid, a hip-hop producer, could get the much sought after rock band to sign with his label KIDinaKORNER, adding to the innovative sound of Imagine Dragons. From the first day or recording at the Studio at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, you get to see the close-knit friendships and collaborations of four extremely talented musicians. You get to watch Dan Reynolds and his unbelievable ability to write a song anywhere at any time, Wayne Sermon and his intense push for perfection in his music, Ben McKee, the willing friend and calming voice of the band, and Daniel Platzman, who can play almost any instrument handed to him when he steps away from the drums. Imagine Dragons have a truly unique creative method that plays out over the time spent working the studio. They have the ability to laugh with and tease each other, but also maintain a professional work environment. They work until they can barely stand up, and then prank anybody in their path to relieve tension. In The Making of 'Night Visions' we also get to see the band do what they do best. perform live to a packed and enthusiastic crowd. Fresh out of the studio, they perform songs live from their debut album to a raucous crowd in Hollywood, CA just a month before the release of their first full-length album. This is the story of a rising band who, after years of life on the road, is getting a chance to realize their dreams of a life in music. To them, their first album is everything-it's a statement of their sound, and an announcement that they've arrived. Imagine Dragons, The Making of 'Night Visions,' is the story of four young, talented, and fun-loving guys, becoming stars.
Live at Enmore Theatre in Sydney
Walk the Moon
Runtime: 41 minPlaying a short and sweet set that featured fan favorites like ‘Tightrope‘ and ‘Anna Sun‘, as well as a thumping tribute to Bowie (‘Let’s Dance’), Walk The Moon’s fast paced high energy show had their loyal followers whipped up into an absolute frenzy in no time. They performed at The Enmore Theatre, in Sydney, Australia, in 2013.