Entries tagged with: Mike Kinsella
As mentioned, the ever-influential Kinsella family are reviving their Owls project for a new album this year, their first since their 2001 debut. Owls, whose lineup includes Tim Kinsella, Mike Kinsella, Victor Villarreal, and Sam Zurick (all of whom were in Cap'n Jazz), have now revealed more details on that album: it's called Two and will be out on March 25 via Polyvinyl (pre-order). They've also revealed its first single, "I'm Surprised...," which you can stream, along with the artwork and tracklist, below.
No dates at the moment, but hopefully that will change soon. Stream below...
Cap'n Jazz at Brooklyn Bowl in 2010 (more by Leia Jospe)
It's been discussed, but now it's official. Owls, the band whose lineup included almost every member of influential emo vets Cap'n Jazz and released only their one self-titled album in 2001, have announced that they're returning in 2014 with a second album! No title or release date yet, but we know it will be out via Polyvinyl Records, and the band just posted a teaser video with a clip of some new music that you can hear below.
One of Mike Kinsella's other bands, Their/They're/There, just played NYC at Knitting Factory last night (12/19) as part of their tour with Birthmark and Mansions. That band put out two EPs this year and Mike also released a new Owen album this year.
Owls teaser video below...
by Andrew Sacher
Their/They're/There in Chicago in July (more by Lindsey Best)
Their/They're/There is the newest project by a couple guys who already have a laundry list of projects: Mike Kinsella (previously of Cap'n Jazz, American Football, Owls, Joan of Arc, etc, and currently Owen) and Evan Weiss (previously of The Progress, Stay Ahead of the Weather, Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start, Damiera, etc, and currently Into It. Over It.). They've also tapped guitarist Matthew Frank (Loose Lips Sink Ships) to complete the lineup. If you're familiar with those other projects, you're probably already sold on T/T/T and know exactly what you're getting yourself into: technical patterns, but highly melodic, and the kind of super-specific lyrics that gets these guys tagged with "emo."
Earlier this year, T/T/T released their self-titled debut EP via Polyvinyl (the longtime label of most-things Kinsella), and a followup EP, Analog Weekend, will be out on December 10 via the label, and also co-released by Topshelf. You can stream the self-titled EP in its entirety, along with "New Blood" from the new EP, below. The album artwork and tracklist for the new EP are below too.
Their/They're/There will be heading out on a short tour with Mike's cousin Nate Kinsella aka Birthmark, and Louisville duo Mansions. The tour hits NYC on December 19 at Knitting Factory. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with song streams and more, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Owen (aka Mike Kinsella) still hasn't announced anything regarding the new material he's promising, but he did just recently reveal that he's got a few Northeast dates scheduled for this March. None of them are in NYC but he'll be pretty close when he plays Hoboken's Maxwell's on March 23. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
Mike and his brother/ex-Cap'n Jazz/Joan of Arc/Owls bandmate Tim Kinsella recently sat down together for Alarm Magazine's 'No Journalists Allowed' segment where they interviewed each other. It gets pretty funny when Mike asks Tim stuff like, "Do you feel your age?" and "Do you think that people think you're an asshole just because your music is challenging?" You can read the whole interview at Alarm's site.
A list of all dates and a video below...
Owen (aka Mike Kinsella) has been working on new material for what will presumably be the followup to 2011's Ghost Town. He was in town last month when his tour with Braid came to NYC for two shows, and now he's set to return to NYC for two of his own shows in December, both billed as "An Evening With: Owen." Those shows happen on December 7 at Mercury Lounge and December 8 at Union Hall. Tickets for both of those shows go on sale Friday (9/28) at noon with an AmEx presale for the Mercury Lounge show starting Wednesday (9/26) at noon.
A list of all dates and a video of Owen playing "Too Many Moons" from Ghost Town on his front porch are below.
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Owen - "I Believe" (MP3)
Owen (aka Mike Kinsella) is releasing his sixth full length album, Ghost Town on November 8 via Polyvinyl. After becoming a husband and father, Owen made a shift in his songwriting on the appropriately titled New Leaves in 2009. He abandoned his damaged lyrics and delicate acoustic guitar for a fuller band-oriented album, which felt overall like a more lighthearted affair. Those new leaves may still be turned over, but whatever it was that haunted Owen on his earlier work is resurfacing on Ghost Town. As he admits on "No Language," "I guess I'm still angry/Still punching walls that look like you." You can grab the album track "I Believe" above and stream two others below, along with the artwork and tracklist and preorder it at the Polyvinyl webstore.
Owen is scheduled to play the Pygmalion Music Festival in Champaign, IL this month. He'll go on tour in support of the album later this year. A full set of dates hasn't been announced yet but it's been revealed that he'll play NYC on December 2 at Glasslands. The NYC show is being opened by Caithlin de Marrais, lead singer of Owen's ex-Polyvinyl labelmates Rainer Maria, who broke up in 2006. Tickets go on sale Friday (9/16) at 7 AM.
Caithlin, whose new solo record 'Red Coats' is coming out Nov. 8 on End Up Records, also has a NYC show coming up even sooner, a CMJ showcase at Littlefield in Brooklyn that looks like this:
BITCH Magazine Presents:Grass Widow is also in NYC this week, with the Raincoats.
Caithlin De Marrais (ex-Rainer Maria)
Fri, October 21, 2011
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
This event is 21 and over
FREE WITH CMJ BADGE
In July, Owen covered Jane's Addiction's "Summertime Rolls" at Hot Doug's in Chicago for AV Club. Check out a video of that performance, a video from Caithlin's new record, all Owen dates, song streams, album art and tracklist below...