One time in 8th grade I was in science class and my teacher was this old wrinkly lady who was so old and wrinkly she was probably bffs with moses and she was like everyone shut up this is a surprise pop quiz so what is the tallest mountain in north america and everyone sat in stunned silence because 8th graders hate mountains and I was busy drawing one of those weird 90’s graffiti S things on my notebook if you know what I’m talking about so I wasn’t paying attention and the teacher was like adam young please stand up and tell the class what the tallest mountain in north america is and the entire class slowly turned around and stared directly into my soul so as a joke I stood up and said lol mountain dew?? and everyone screamed and cheered and battle axe yelled at everyone to study and learn and yeah that’s all I remember about 8th grade except for when some kid got sent to the principals for pretending to be possessed by a demon over the intercom during the morning announcements

One time in 8th grade I was in science class and my teacher was this old wrinkly lady who was so old and wrinkly she was probably bffs with moses and she was like everyone shut up this is a surprise pop quiz so what is the tallest mountain in north america and everyone sat in stunned silence because 8th graders hate mountains and I was busy drawing one of those weird 90’s graffiti S things on my notebook if you know what I’m talking about so I wasn’t paying attention and the teacher was like adam young please stand up and tell the class what the tallest mountain in north america is and the entire class slowly turned around and stared directly into my soul so as a joke I stood up and said lol mountain dew?? and everyone screamed and cheered and battle axe yelled at everyone to study and learn and yeah that’s all I remember about 8th grade except for when some kid got sent to the principals for pretending to be possessed by a demon over the intercom during the morning announcements

The second song I released this week which is called “You’re Not Alone” and features Britt Nicole! Check out the lyric video above, and buy it on iTunes

My two new songs are out this week! Hear “Tokyo” above, which features SEKAI NO OWARI! You can buy it on iTunes now!

Had a blast last night at Mt. Fuji

Had a blast last night at Mt. Fuji

Me and Sekai No Owari

Me and Sekai No Owari

日本のみんな!僕の新しい友達SEKAI NO OWARI http://sekainoowari.jp とコラボしたシングル”Tokyo”が11月5日にリリースになるよ!チェックしてね!http://owlcity.jp

日本のみんな!僕の新しい友達SEKAI NO OWARI http://sekainoowari.jp とコラボしたシングル”Tokyo”が11月5日にリリースになるよ!チェックしてね!http://owlcity.jp

when you listen to this you are actually listening to me doing a kickflip on a skateboard

It is I, owl city the great and powerful. I have completed a long journey to the island country known as Japan to consume mass quantities of delicious edible material, engage in many hours of suspension of consciousness while in comfortable hotel sleeping furniture and also to perform the musics of the electronic variety

It is I, owl city the great and powerful. I have completed a long journey to the island country known as Japan to consume mass quantities of delicious edible material, engage in many hours of suspension of consciousness while in comfortable hotel sleeping furniture and also to perform the musics of the electronic variety

I have two new songs that will come out next Tuesday, October 7th. 

One features Britt Nicole and is called “You’re Not Alone” the other is a collaboration with my new buddies SEKAI NO OWARI, titled “Tokyo!”

Both will be available on iTunes next Tuesday as well as most places where you can stream music. ARE YOU READY? 

Got a decent bass tone through the MXR > Reddi > API 512 > 1176 using an American Fender jazz bass with Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound split-coil P Bass pickups. Still not super happy though. It sounds good finger style but still doesn’t sound the way I want with aggressive picking. Trying to make it sound driven and sloshy but still very “clean” like with a smooth top-end overdrive/saturation that doesn’t get too chunky. I want it to sound like dish soap, not beef stew. So more tube saturation is my next guess. Maybe I’ll try an Ampeg tube head or a Vari Mu and crank that action on my quest for the perfect bass tone. #knowyourtone

Got a decent bass tone through the MXR > Reddi > API 512 > 1176 using an American Fender jazz bass with Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound split-coil P Bass pickups. Still not super happy though. It sounds good finger style but still doesn’t sound the way I want with aggressive picking. Trying to make it sound driven and sloshy but still very “clean” like with a smooth top-end overdrive/saturation that doesn’t get too chunky. I want it to sound like dish soap, not beef stew. So more tube saturation is my next guess. Maybe I’ll try an Ampeg tube head or a Vari Mu and crank that action on my quest for the perfect bass tone. #knowyourtone