by Andrew Sacher


Owen (aka Mike Kinsella of American Football, Cap'n Jazz, etc) has been working on new material, which will result in his new album, L'Ami due Peuple, due out on July 2 via Polyvinyl. Usually known for his bare acoustic songs with the occasional extra instrumentation worked in, for his new album he's taking a more full-band approach. You can hear the new sound on the singles "Blues to Black," which you can listen to at Rolling Stone, and "Bad Blood," which you can stream below. The album artwork and tracklist are below too.

As briefly mentioned, Owen will be coming to NYC on Friday (5/24) at Bowery Ballroom for a show with Laura Stevenson and Field Mouse. It's the last date on Laura and Field Mouse's tour together. Tickets for that show are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win tickets are below.

Owen has some other upcoming dates after the Bowery Ballroom show. All of them are listed, along with the song stream, album art and tracklist, below...


Owen - "Bad Blood"

Owen - L'Ami du Peuple

L'Ami du Peuple Tracklist:
01. I Got High
02. Blues to Black
03. Love Is Not Enough
04. Coffin Companions
05. The Burial
06. Bad Blood
07. Who Cares?
08. A Fever
09. Where Do I Begin?
10. Vivid Dreams

Owen -- 2013 Tour Dates
05.24 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY*
05.31 - Jackpot Music Hall - Lawrence, KS
06.17 - Beachland Tavern - Cleveland, OH^
06.18 - The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA^
06.20 - Kings Barcade - Raleigh, NC^
06.22 - The Soapbox - Wilmington, NC^
06.24 - New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC^
06.26 - The End - Nashville, TN^
06.29 - Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL
07.13 - Adado Riverfront Park - Lansing, MI

*With Laura Stevenson and Field Mouse
^with Slingshot Dakota

For a chance at winning tickets to Owen with Laura Stevenson and Field Mouse at Bowery Ballroom: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "OWEN" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "OWEN". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!