Compare and Contrast: Owl City and the Postal Service

I heard this song somewhere, and then a friend favourited it on YouTube.

I’d always thought it was by the Postal Service, until I shazammed it (is that a verb?). Turns out I was wrong. And thousands of Internet people have already commented on the similarities.

And if you think the Postal Service sound a lot like Death Cab for Cutie that’s because Ben Gibbard is in both bands.

So there you go, I’m educating you all so that you don’t have to continue listening to the inferior knock off.

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2 thoughts on “Compare and Contrast: Owl City and the Postal Service”

  1. It was playing when you and I went to get pizza capers while I was down there… don’t you remember that night sniff sniff :-)

  2. I do actually. And I think we had a conversation where you told me it was Owl City and I had to go home and google it. I was reminded tonight when Andre shared the film clip on his google buzz thing.

    I think I also remember JJJ’s A-Z of Crap Music dealing with Owl City.

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