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Pre-Order: Owen – Ghost Town – Vinyl Limited Edition

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Special Hobbledehoy 180g vinyl edition w/ Bonus track
1st press limited to 100 hand-numbered copies + MP3 coupon

Coming November 11, 2011 – Ghost Town features some of Owen‘s loudest, rock-leaning moments to date. As he reveals, “I recorded most of the drums last August, right in the middle of all the Cap’n Jazz shows, so I’m sure I was hitting the drums a little harder at the time than I have in years.”

Another step toward a new musical direction should come as no surprise to those who have followed Owen‘s songwriting evolution from sparse acoustic offerings (on his self-titled debut) to lush, string-filled arrangements (At Home With Owen, New Leaves).

Ghost Town is an absolutely stellar effort from Mike, I’m enjoying the album on an entirely different level from his previous records. The artwork is brilliant, songs are distinctly more energetic, can you believe this is album #6? Hobbledehoy pressing includes a bonus Wilco cover, a very limited 1st pressing of just 100 hand-numbered copies on black 180g vinyl and paired with a MP3 download coupon.

Free MP3: Owen – I Believe
Pre-Order: $19.99 Owen – Ghost Town LP

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Owen live studio performance + interview

Mike Kinsella, aka Owen, went into the WPGU radio studios for an interview and to play some live tunes on air. Discussing the reunion of Cap’n Jazz, going to house shows during College, some details about the new 7” Abandoned Bridges, as well as his (longtime) relationship with USA label Polyvinyl Records.

Oh, did I mention Mike performs a new track right at the end of their chat?
Enjoy!

Listen to the performance + interview

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Owen 7″ out today on Polyvinyl Records

Order the new Owen 7" Owen has released a new 7″ on his longtime USA label Polyvinyl Records, which comes out today.

An extension of the latest full-length New Leaves (Hobbledehoy HOB-012), Abandoned Bridges was recorded in Champaign-Urbana with cousin Nate Kinsella and features a cover of Wilco‘s “I’m Always In Love” on side B. This one comes on either white or black vinyl (white vinyl limited to 1000 copies and only available at Polyvinyl) and includes an instant MP3 download.

Purchase 7″ from Polyvinyl
Listen to a track

Purchase New Leaves full-length from Hobbledehoy

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Owen 7″ pre-order from Polyvinyl Rec

Pre-order the new Owen 7"Mike Kinsella (American Football, Cap’n Jazz) returns with 2 new songs: an all new original “Abandoned Bridges” and the Wilco-penned “Always in Love” – Pre-order here. The first Owen record since Sept 2009’s New Leaves album (Hobbledehoy HOB-012).

The 2 songs are exclusive to this release and were recorded in Champaign-Urbana in March by cousin Nate Kinsella (of Make Believe and Birthmark) and mixed in Chicago. The 7″ is mastered by John Golden and features a chipboard jacked designed by Paul Koob (Don’t Mind Control, (the ep)).

Limited edition of 3000. The first 1000 will be available on white vinyl exclusively through Polyvinyl Records.

Owen Abandoned Bridges 7″+Instant MP3, shipping 17/9/2010

Pre-order the 7″ from Polyvinyl
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Owen’s new album continues to delight press

Owen‘s latest full-length New Leaves was released Sept. 21stst and the good reviews have been nonstop. Check out reviews in Absolute Punk, Billboard, The Onion A.V. Club, The Daily News, The Quietus, and more by clicking the links below.

More About Owen
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Owen on Absolute Punk
Owen in Billboard
Owen in The Onion A.V. Club
Owen in The McKeesport Daily News
Owen in The Quietus
Owen in Bombshellzine
Owen in DB Magazine
Owen on Dusted
Owen on Verbicide
Owen on The 405
Owen on True/Slant’s Top Albums of 2009
Owen on The Skeleton Crew Quarterly’s Top Albums of 2009

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Owen Band of the Week in Beyond Race Magazine

owen-face-largeBeyond Race Magazine just featured Owen as their Band of the Week! Mike Kinsella had a chance to talk with publication about his latest album, New Leaves, and his new experience with becoming a father. Check out the feature at the link below.

Read the feature at the Beyond Race website

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Owen interview in North By Northwestern

owen-bike-helmetOwen recently played an outdoor show at Northwestern University and the school’s publication, North by Northwestern, was there to document it. They also sat down with Mr Mike Kinsella to talk about his latest album,  New Leaves. Click the link below to check out the photos and interview.

Read the interview at the North By Northwestern website

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Purchase Owen At Home With Owen CD