Notable Album Release: Owen – New Leaves

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Ever since I turned my ears onto the indie music scene, Mike Kinsella, most notably of Owen and American Football fame, has truly been one of my favorite artists. A recent post by good guy Ack over at Herohill about Owen finally heading to his Halifax, Candian home reminded me to turn over your attention (and mine) to the upcoming Owen release (first since 2006!), titled New Leaves.

New Leaves is set to drop September 22 on Polyvinyl Records and will surely feature more of Kinsella’s trademark low-key, yet all encompassing vocals and fragile, electronic/experimental background of the folk variety. The preview track off New Leaves, “Good Friends, Bad Habits” is actually a bit fuller than Owen’s typical sound, which may point Kinsella’s work in an expanding, yet familiar (you know what I mean? No? Hypocrisy?) direction.

Owen – “Good Friends, Bad Habits” [MP3]

Owen – “The Ghost of What Should’ve Been” [MP3] (from No Good For No One Now)

Owen on MySpace

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