UPDATE: Owl City, Lights coming to the State Theatre

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A few months ago, iTunes offered a new Owl City track, Fireflies, as a free download. "Awesome," we thought. "Apple is showing some quality taste in indie pop."

Then we heard Fireflies in a Subway, and we were like: Uh-oh.

Then we started to hear Fireflies on Radio Disney, and were like: Oh no.

Then, just this weekend, we saw the video for Fireflies on VH1's Top 20 Countdown, and we were like: Yes, we still watch VH1's Top 20 Countdown. You got a problem with that?

So now Fireflies is everywhere you look. And you know what? We're still not tired of it.

Which is good news, because Owl City is coming to the State Theatre in St. Pete on Feb. 3. Tickets are $14-$16, and they go onsale Oct. 24. Hopefully we won't be sick of Fireflies by then.

We predict this will end up being a big show, as Owl City (who is really just one guy, Adam Young) seems positioned to be the Postal Service/MGMT/Passion Pit-style indie-pop breakout act of 2009-10. They might even wind up on a few summer festival bills.

As we wait for tickets to go onsale, what's your take on Fireflies -- still a winner, or is it starting to nudge its way into "overplayed" territory?

***UPDATE***

Well, well, look at this: It looks like keytar-slinging, Bjork-loving, Canadian songbird Lights will be opening the show! As longtime Soundcheck readers might recall, we're big Lights fans around these parts. More than one writer has shamelessly admitted to having a slight crush on her.

Now we'll definitely be at this show, no doubt about it.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Pamela Littky.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:13pm]

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