My friends over at Endeavor Media (you know, the people that did the HM/Gwar commercials?) did the latest Owl City video, “Fireflies,” which is getting plays on most of the video outlets.

“Recently, we were notified that VH1 has accepted the video into rotation as well as put it up for voting on VH1 Top 20 Countdown.”

To place a vote you drag the artist from the left side of the screen into the numbers on the right side and then hit submit. You do not need to fill all 20 openings and you can vote as much as you’d like.
You are also able to view the video here: http://www.vh1.com/video/play.jhtml?artist=3055386&vid=411706

I’m usually not one to jump on the bandwagons of “vote for me! vote for my band!” but these guys rule at video production, so check the video out and consider voting for this great one-man band.
“We appreciate your support – Thanks a million!”


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