L’Ami du Peuple

Owen

SKU: PRC2641

Barcode: 644110026415

16.00 £16.00
  • Genre: Rock And Pop
  • Label: Polyvinyl
  • Released Date: 25th June 2013
  • Buying Format:
    180g 1LP Includes Download Code

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Anyone vaguely familiar with Kinsella’s musical lineage (Cap’n Jazz, American Football, Owls) knows he’s far from a one-note musician. On new album, ‘L’Ami du Peuple’, he expands his repertoire as a solo songwriter to include a touch of female vocals, pounding drums, and even duelling electric guitar lines.

The variety of sounds featured on ‘L’Ami du Peuple’ can largely be attributed to a new approach Kinsella took to the writing and recording process. Rather than locking himself in a room with mostly finished song ideas for a couple of weeks before emerging with a finished album, this time Kinsella involved producer Neil Strauch (Iron & Wine, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Andrew Bird) from the very beginning and spaced out recording over a few month period. This enabled him to naturally bring a different mood or vibe to the material he was working on every time he entered the studio – re-evaluating what had been recorded during the previous session and collaborating with Strauch on the direction new songs should take. As a result, ‘L’Ami du Peuple’ sounds markedly different than any album Kinsella has released under the Owen moniker.

“[Mike Kinsella’s] brand of Chicago-style melodic indie rock hasn’t spoiled with age and is as married to its place as no-bullshit DC punk, or anthemic New Jersey rock” – Impose Magazine

“Performed mostly by Kinsella, Owen’s soundtrack is pretty, dreamy, and poignant – Mark Kozelekesque, perhaps – perfectly complementing the emotional tales” – The Onion AV Club

180 gram black vinyl includes download code.

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Track Listings

I Got High
Blues to Black
Love Is Not Enough
Coffin Companions
The Burial
Bad Blood
Who Cares?
A Fever
Where Do I Begin?
Vivid Dreams

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