Owen "Other People's Songs" LP
Mike Kinsella has spent nearly his entire life (give or take those first 12 years or so) playing with some of the most influential bands of the last couple decades. Indeed, an entire generation of musicians is indebted to his time in groups including Cap'n Jazz, American Football and Owls. After each of those bands dissolved for one reason or another, Kinsella took to recording under the pseudonym Owen and has slowly and steadily built up a solid catalog of releases under this solo project. Which brings us to the aptly named "Other People's Songs," a collection of eight covers including his own renditions of Against Me!, Depeche Mode, The Promise Ring, and Lungfish that Kinsella recorded this spring in Chicago, IL, with trusted producer Neil Strauch. Includes free download.