Happy release day to Owen (AKA Mike Kinsella)! His fantastic new album, L'Ami du Peuple, is out today and is available at your favorite local record shop, or directly through us RIGHT HERE (CD, red LP, purple cassette, MP3). It's also available digitally through iTunes & Amazon MP3. And if streaming is your thing, check it out on Spotify or Rdio.
L'Ami du Peuple is Owen's 7th full-length release and features some of Mike's best work yet. Heartfelt lyrics, explosive drumming, intricate guitar work...this record has it all. Take a listen to the album's first single "Bad Blood" above.
"L'Ami du Peuple allows Kinsella to spread out and open himself up to different styles. And it's interesting to see his songs adapt to their new surroundings." -Under the Radar
"A sense of excited satisfaction runs through L'Ami du Peuple, finding a still curious and motivated Kinsella a little bit older, but learning new things all the time and coming up with some of his best songs yet." - AllMusicHide More
I'll admit it...I had a pretty bad case of the Mondays yesterday. I think the internet was out to get me, but you know what...things are lookin' up today. The new Owen album, L'Ami du Peuple, comes out 7/2, but SPIN has an exclusive stream of the entire album up RIGHT NOW. Get a sneak peak by CLICKING HERE.
The new Owen album, L'Ami du Peuple, will be released 7/2 and is available for pre-order now RIGHT HERE! It's available on CD, LP (limited edition red vinyl), and cassette (red tape), and features some of Kinsella's best work to date. I wouldn't be lieing to you if I said that the album contains some dueling electric guitar lines that are the closest think Mike's ever done in tribute to his 80's hair metal obsession. Trust me...it's rad!
See for yourself with the first single "Bad Blood" below.
Also available on 7/2 is a repress of the Their / They're / There EP which was previously only available on Record Store Day. If you missed it then, you'll be able to pick up a copy on a different vinyl color (clear red), which will be unlimited. That's also available for pre-order now RIGHT HERE.
TTT features Mike Kinsella on drums, Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.) on bass/vocals, and Matthew Frank (Loose Lips Sink Ships) on guitar. Check out the first single, "Their / They're / Therapy" below.
Ooooo la lahhhhhh...the Owen colored vinyl reissues are here! We're excited to finally offer these up on colored wax, just in time for the holidays! 4 full lengths (Owen, No Good For No One Now, I do perceive., At Home With Owen) are being reissued. We're also pressing The Seaside EP on clear vinyl (first time ever on vinyl). Each release is limited to 300 copies, so if you want one you might want to act fast! CLICK HERE to check it all out.
Last week's wig shop video was probably the most interesting location for the ongoing series of live Owen videos, but I think this week's may have just topped it. Watch Mike perform "An Animal" at The Butcher & Larder in Chicago above.
"An Animal" is the 6th track off the new Owen album, Ghost Town, which is out now. Follow the links below to purchase the album through our online store and to watch more live videos.
Ghost Town, the newest album from Owen (AKA Mike Kinsella) is officially out today! Time to head down to your favorite local record store and pick up a copy! And of course, you can always order directly from our online store by CLICKING HERE.
Since we made the album available for pre-order, Ghost Town has been getting tons of praise. Verbicide Magazine says it best: "Ghost Town is as close to a masterpiece as a listener can expect." Other sites and publications such as The AV Club, ALARM, Exclaim and others, all have great things to say about the album.
On 11/12, Mike will be supporting Ghost Town's release by playing two record release shows at The Beat Kitchen in Chicago. He'll be playing electric guitar with Nate Kinsella on drums along with Dustin from The Felix Culpa on bass! More info on those shows can be found RIGHT HERE. Mike will also be hitting the West Coast soon for the first time since 2008! Check out the complete list of dates below.
Owen Tour Dates:
Nov 12, 2011 - Beat Kitchen (early all ages show), Chicago, IL Nov 12, 2011 - Beat Kitchen (21+ show), Chicago, IL Dec 2, 2011 - Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Dec 3, 2011 - North Star Bar, Philadelphia, PA Dec 4, 2011 - Great Scott, Allston, MA Dec 28, 2011 - The Social, Orlando, FL Dec 29, 2011 - Orpheum, Tampa, FL Jan 18, 2012 - The Barn at UC Riverside, Riverside, CA Jan 19, 2012 - Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA Jan 20, 2012 - Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CAHide More
Set on a Chicago rooftop, Mike Kinsella plays the heart-wrenching "I Believe" in his newest live video. This is track 4 off of Ghost Town, Owen's 6th album which hits streets tomorrow. Check it out above!
To celebrate the upcoming release of Owen's new album, Ghost Town, our friends at Rdio are streaming the album in its entirety all this week! It's absolutely free to listen and you don't even need an Rdio account. Follow the link below to check it out.
Here's the latest live Owen video for you all to enjoy. This time Mike took a trip to The Chicago Theatre to play "O, Evelyn...," which is the 3rd track off the upcoming album, Ghost Town. Check it out above, then follow the links below to watch the past 2 videos and to purchase Ghost Town.
THE WAIT IS OVER! Owen's new album, Ghost Town, is now available for pre-order through our online store. The album comes out on Nov. 8th and is available on multiple formats including limited edition clear or black vinyl (clear limited to 800 copies), CD, T-shirt + MP3, and digital formats. And here's the best part - all pre-orders receive an instant MP3 download for the entire album at checkout. So you can listen to the whole album RIGHT NOW!
To get a sneak peak at a brand new song, head over to Alternatve Press for an exclusive stream of Ghost Town's second track, "No Place Like Home."
Follow the links below to pre-order the album and to check out the song on Alternative Press.
Owen's new 7", O, Evelyn, is available for pre-order. That's the album art above. The A-Side of the 7" features a new Owen original, "O, Evelyn," and the B-Side features a cover of The Smiths' classic "Girlfriend in a Coma." Both songs are exclusive to the 7". If you'd like to check out the song, click the link below to head over to Owen's myspace. It's limited to 2000 copies, so head over to the Polyvinyl store and grab a copy while they're still available.
It's time to celebrate everybody, because it's officially 7" season! Right now we've got two 7"s up for pre-order. One from Owen (Abandoned Bridges) and another from XBXRX (O). Here's the best part - if you pre-order either of these 7"s, you get an instant MP3 download at check out!
Owen'sAbandoned Bridges features the brand new title track on the A-side along with a cover of Wilco's "I'm Always in Love" on the B-side. It comes on either white or black vinyl (white vinyl is limited to 1000 copies and is only available through PV).
It's been a while since XBXRX has released new material, but their new O 7" contains 10 songs! Yes, 10 songs on a 7"! These new songs are a return to form for XBXRX, harkening back to their Sixth in Sixes era. Accompanying the single will be a Lawrence Cline directed mini-movie for the whole single!
Since 7" season is our favorite season, we decided to put together an amazing package deal for you. Right now for only $20 you can get all this stuff.
- Owen's Abandoned Bridges 7" (white vinyl) - XBXRX's O 7" - XBXRX's Sixth in Sixes CD + Instant MP3 - XBXRX's Wars CD + Instant MP3 - ZZZZ's Palm Reader CD + Instant MP3 - 3 free stickers (Owen, Japandroids, Braid)
Plus your choice of one of the following Owen titles
- Owen CD + Instant MP3 - No Good For No One Now CD + Instant MP3 - I Do Perceive CD + Instant MP3 - At Home With Owen CD + Instant MP3 - New Leaves CD + Instant MP3
That's 6 releases for $20! I think we've lost our marbles. Click below to place your order.Hide More
Owen's latest album, New Leaves, continues to rake in the good reviews. Filter's latest issue featured a great review of the album. "Whether constantly questioning or dismissively venting, Kinsella's got a true and clever wit to compliment his writer's eye and musician's ear. "
The new Owen video for "Good friends, Bad Habits" has arrived and we're super excited for it! The video was directed by Joe Wigdahl and edited by Brittany Stover. Check it out below. Also, if you haven't heard about the New Leaves (FULL BAND) record release shows this Friday at Chicago's Beat Kitchen and want to buy tickets, click the link below. Tickets are going fast, so get on it!
Owen's upcoming full-length New Leaves just got reviewed in the newest issue of Alternative Press. The review praises Kinsella's latest offering and highlights "Amnesia and Me" and "Brown Hair in a Bird's Nest" as standout tracks. Click the link below to check out the full review.
Owen's upcoming album New Leaves hits stores September 22, and people in the blogosphere are already giving high praise for the first single "Good Friends, Bad Habits." Check out multiple reviews of the track in Magnet, The Tripwire, Popwreckoning, Rock Sellout, and many more by clicking the links below.
The day has finally arrived my friends! Owen's upcoming full-length New Leaves will be released September 22nd and is officially up for pre-order. Chalk-full of new arrangements and instrumentation, New Leaves is Owen's best work yet! We're very excited about the release and have a bunch of goodies that go along with the pre-order including a limited edition multi-colored 180 gram vinyl (limited to 700 copies), new buttons, and stickers. We're also having a deal where you can get the Owen and Friends 6 button set for only $3 more with the pre-order. The CD will include a beautiful 24-page lyric and photo booklet along with a brand new Polyvinyl sampler! On top of all this, through Oct. 5th, the entire Owen back catalog is 10-20% off!
Owen will also be playing a few shows in the Chicago area in support of New Leaves. Check out the dates below.
9/16 Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club (Pygmalion Festival) 9/18 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen (Record Release: Early All Ages Show) w/ Bob Nanna 9/18 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen (Record Release: 21+ Late Show) w/ Davey von Bohlen
Follow the links below to pre-order New Leaves and to find out more about the album.Hide More