Published Feb 04, 2010Since his unfortunate debut, goofy tween pop sensation Owl City has ruffled feathers with the undeniable Postal Service influence on his music. From the bubbly beats to his vocal delivery, it wouldn't be strange to think Owl City's Adam Young was doing a shameless Ben Gibbard imitation with his wildly successful project. However, Gibbard and his various musical collaborators seem to be the only ones who haven't called out Young for his Postal Service impersonation. Or at least, until now.
The silence was broken today when Death Cab For Cutie guitarist and producer Chris Walla took to his Twitter. Initially responding to the recent plagiarism lawsuit aimed at Men At Work, Walla took the opportunity for a well-placed Owl City jab.
"The Men At Work plagiarism verdict is garbage, they got robbed," Walla wrote. "Related: Owl City should really consider buying Ben a pony."
There's so much we like about this tweet. It's witty, it demonstrates a dry sense of humour and, unlike most "celebrity" tweets, it's not littered with grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. Chris Walla, consider yourself followed!