by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
For last week’s Throw Back Thursday I posted an ancient review of an Owen gig at The 49’r and kind of wondered whatever happened to him. Someone posted a comment on the post saying he just reformed American Football. Then I got a press release in my email with the headline “Owen Streams New Covers Album in Full.” It said:
Owen‘s covers album Other People’s Songs is out next Tuesday, Dec. 2, via Polyvinyl Records. … Other People’s Songs features selections from artists including Against Me!, Depeche Mode, The Promise Ring, Lungfish, and more, all recorded this spring in Chicago with trusted producer Neil Strauch. With the help of female vocalist Sarah Mitchell, as well as occasional touches of violin and cello, Owen (Mike Kinsella) transforms each selection in unique and surprising ways.
Funny how these things happen. Check out tracks from his new album below (the Blake Babies cover is particularly good)…
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