Owl City is THE success story of 2009 and the story just keeps getting better!  He’s kicked off 2010 with a sold-out headlining tour of the US, a certified gold album and a triple platinum single.  Universal Republic has just gone to commercial radio with the second single “Vanilla Twilight” and not only have they been racking up adds super fast, but the song has already gone gold and is nearing platinum.  On top of all this, they released a deluxe edition of Ocean Eyes on January 26th with seven bonus tracks including “Sunburn,” “Hot Air Balloon,” and “Butterfly Wings. After completing his sold-out US tour, Owl City will be making his way to Europe and the UK to perform a sold-out headlining tour there where he’s also topping the charts (“Fireflies” has been the #1 song in the UK for the past 3 weeks!) and than over to Australia to join up with Cobra Starship before returning Stateside for yet another headlining tour of the US – which is nearly sold-out as well!

For the most up-to-date information please check out:  www.owlcitymusic.com.


Comrades 2020

Becoming Comrades

The trio of Comrades – husband and wife Joe and Laura McElroy alongside drummer John Gaskil – is used to living in a van and touring the country. Now, their new normal has provided them with a moment to "be adults" for once. We recently sat down with the McElroys to talk more about the spiritual reality within life, how soon they'll be able to release new music, and how koalas are their new normal.


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HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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Forward Under a Dying Sun

Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.


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