Mike Kinsella (American Football, Owls) has announced a December 1st release for “Other People’s Songs”, a collection of cover songs recorded under his “Owen” moniker. The album features selections from artists including Against Me!, Depeche Mode, The Promise Ring, Lungfish. The first track from the album is the a cover of “The Smoking Pope’s” excellent “Under The Blanket”, from their 1993 7” EP 2, this can be heard below.
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Mike Kinsella has spent nearly his entire life 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.
The full track-listing for “Other People’s Songs” is as follows…
01 – Descender (Lungfish)
02 – Girl in a Box (Blake Babies)
03 – Some Kinda Angel (Mojave 3)
04 – Forget Me (The Promise Ring)
05 – Judas (Depeche Mode)
06 – Just Like Them (ALL)
07 – Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart (Against Me!)
08 – Under the Blanket (The Smoking Popes)
Other People’s Songs was recorded this spring in Chicago with trusted producer Neil Strauch and is released on Polyvinyl Records.