10/29/2009

Owl City Scores Hit w/Postal Service Knock Off

If ripping off the US Postal Service is a federal offense, what kinda penalty would be imposed on whomever did the same to Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard's electro-pop side project The Postal Service?

Well, none at all it seems: Owl City has reached Billboard's Hot 100 and the Top 5 of the iTunes charts with this twee TPS carbon copy called "Fireflies". Ugh. [h/t Idolator.]


2 comments:

Mighty High said...

Same penalt Jeff Tweedy gets for imitating Neil Young?

Kiko Jones said...

Um, not even close. Had you said Sun Kil Moon....maybe. It's not like The Postal Service is something to be copying to begin with.