New Music Report: Yim Yames and Owl City

August 5th, 2009 by Rolling Stone Leave a reply »

In this week’s New Music Report, RS‘ Kevin O’Donnell tackles My Morning Jacket’s Jim James (known here as Yim James) and his George Harrison covers EP Tribute To. James’ interpretations are solid, and his bright, high croon sounds great over the skeletal arrangements. Plus, there’s the major-label debut from Owl City, also known as Minnesota’s Adam Young. His album Ocean Eyes is filled with appealing dreamy electro-pop (vocally he recalls Ben Gibbard in the Postal Service), but his lyrics veer towards the cheesy a bit too often.

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