Album: Darwin Deez, Darwin Deez (Lucky Number)

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The Independent Culture

It was inevitable that the success of Owl City would see a million other bedroom pop boffins make their own play for the big time.

Next up, Darwin Deez, a New York-based artist for whom the word "offbeat" seems to have been invented. Not that there are any in his music – all straight 4/4 and po-mo lyrics – but there are plenty of tunes, not a little charm and a fair old sense of humour. It will probably be a little too Williamsburg for many outide Brooklyn, but next to Owl City, Deez's debut is a positive hoot.