Owen L'Ami Du Peuple on 180g LP + Download Code
Anyone vaguely familiar with Kinsella’s musical lineage (Cap’n Jazz, American Football, Owls) knows he’s far from a one-note musician. And 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 dueling 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. 180g vinyl with download code courtesy of Polyvinyl Record Co.
"[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 D.C. punk, or anthemic New Jersey rock." - Impose Magazine
Owen L'Ami Du Peuple Track Listing:
1. I Got High
2. Blues to Black
3. Love Is Not Enough
4. Coffin Companions
5. The Burial
6. Bad Blood
7. Who Cares?
8. A Fever
9. Where Do I Begin?
10. Vivid Dreams