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.
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?
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.
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 has a new 2-song 7″ coming soon on his USA home Polyvinyl Records. The B-side is a Wilco cover (or so they tell me…) and is expected to see a release in a few months time. More details as they come in.
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.
Beyond 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.
Owen 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.