Famous Postal Service plagiarist Adam Young, bka Owl City, has some new original material under his belt and it comes in the form of the iOS7 update ringtone refresh. The information was revealed by the Apple news blog 9to5 Mac, who picked it up from the discography section of Young’s website, but has since been removed. But dude, let’s take a look at what’s on your résumé so far: The aforementioned Ben Gibbard rip, stolen images for album artwork, an Oreo jingle, and the inability to help Carly Rae Jepsen transcend last year’s “Call Me, Maybe” after appearing on her floundering follow-up single. Adam, just own it. Getting that Apple paper is nothing to be ashamed of, especially when you’ve added to the bouquet of super pleasant tones to wake up to in the morning. Can’t say any of them are good enough to make me ditch my perma-tone, Diamond’s verse from Crime Mob’s “Rock Yo’ Hips,” but they are certainly an aural match to the new visual interface. Own it, dude.

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  1. That follow up Jepsen single was pretty darn successful and much more then anyone could have expected as a follow up to call me maybe…jerk

  2. Homie killed it on “Night Owl” got me on that alarm hype.

  3. The Owl City guy appeared on “Curiosity”?

  4. I keep my iPhone on silent, so…….

  5. I’m no fan of Owl City and frankly, I think anyone comparing his music to the Postal Service’s is insulting the Postal Service. It doesn’t take an extremely discerning ear to easily say all the reasons they’re not that similar. OK, so Adam’s voice sounds similar to Ben’s…but because the rest is some kind of synth pop, it’s all really similar? Come on…

    And even if Adam was influenced by the Postal Service and his music reflects it, calling him a Postal Service plagiarist is really extreme.

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