Owen / Ghost Town
Album: Ghost Town   Collection:General
Artist:Owen   Added:Nov 2011
Label:Polyvinyl Record Co.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-01-29 Pull Date: 2012-04-01
Week Ending: Mar 25 Mar 18 Mar 4 Feb 26 Feb 19 Feb 5
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 18, 2012: Instant Cat!
Everyone's Asleep In The House But Me
4. Feb 24, 2012: Time Traveler
Too Many Moons
2. Mar 12, 2012: Ghost Trees
Everyone's Asleep In The House But Me
5. Feb 17, 2012: TimeTraveler
Too Many Moons
3. Mar 02, 2012: Time Traveler
Too Many Moons
6. Feb 03, 2012: InAcrossAwayFromMe
No Language

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2012-01-24
Poppy singer / songwriter. Owen is the long-time solo project of Mike Kinsella (of seminal emo/math bands Cap’n Jazz, Joan of Arc, and American Football, respectively). Kinsella writes, produces, and plays all the instruments. He has recorded much of Owen's output in his home studio, which I believe is in his mother’s basement. Lots of layered guitars (acoustic and electric) and upfront (kind of unpolished) vocals. The lyrics are literate yet personal, and the song structures are unusual. Not as great as some of Owen’s older stuff but still at the unexpected crossroads of my taste and Trent’s. FCCs on 2, 4, 6.

*1. Sad, pseudo-chamber, dreamy tambourine shake. (4:46)
2. FCC “fuck.” vibes, rhythmic bitter stride. (4:44)
3. Stringed, lush, sweet letter to his daughter about aging. (2:57)
4. FCC “shit.” Questionable lyrics, but driving slow guitar rock. (6:11)
5. Sing/song interesting guitar, sad, pretty, accentuated by elec guit in second half. (4:13)
6. FCC “fuck.” Spanish(?) sound. (4:36)
*7. Interesting (almost dancey) percussion, bizarre lyrics, emotive and affecting indie rock. (4:10)
8. Acoustic guitar-based sleepy singer-songwritery. Last two minutes are a louder but relaxed, dreamy guitar coda. (5:04)
*9. DJ awyeh’s favorite and mine. Slow pound that gets noisy with lots of guitars. (4:01)

Track Listing
1. Too Many Moons   5. The Armoire
2. No Place Like Home   6. An Animal
3. O, Evelyn...   7. No Language
4. I Believe   8. Mother's Milk Breath
  9. Everyone's Asleep In The House But Me