Mike Kinsella

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Mike Kinsella
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Mike Kinsella May 2007
Background information
Born (1977-03-04) March 4, 1977 (age 37)
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass guitar, drums
Years active 1989–present
Labels Polyvinyl Records, Jade Tree Records, Green Linnet Records, Perishable Records, Man With Gun Records
Associated acts The One Up Downstairs, Owls Joan of Arc, Owen, Cap'n Jazz, American Football, Their / They're / There
Website Official Owen site

Mike Kinsella (born March 4, 1977) is one of three musicians in his family (brother Tim Kinsella and cousin Nate Kinsella) involved in many Illinois-based bands (Cap'n Jazz, Owls, Joan of Arc, The One Up Downstairs, American Football, and Owen). He was first recognized in the music scene in Cap'n Jazz[1] formed by his brother Tim in 1989 while at the age of 12. In 2001 Kinsella began his current solo project, Owen, in which he performs vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, loops, etc.[2] Kinsella was also in a band, called The Shirts and Skins, with his wife. In 2013, Kinsella released two EPs with his latest project, Their / They're / There, featuring Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It. and Matthew Frank of Loose Lips Sink Ships.[3]

To this day, Kinsella continues to play with Joan of Arc, as well as Owen. Many of Kinsella's albums including Owen and No Good for No One Now were recorded in his mother's home.[4]

Literary references[edit]

Mike Kinsella tends to reference literature often in his writing.

Discography[edit]

Year Title Band Label Format Additional Information
1995 Burritos...(AKA: Shmap’n Shmazz) Cap'n Jazz Man With Gun Records LP/CD Drums/Vocals
1997 A Portable Model of... Joan of Arc Jade Tree Records LP/CD Drums
1998 Analphabetapolothology Cap'n Jazz Jade Tree Records 2xCD Cap'n Jazz Anthology. Drums/Vocals
1998 Self Titled EP American Football Polyvinyl Records EP/CD Guitar/Vocals
1999 American Football American Football Polyvinyl Records LP/CD Guitar/Bass/Vocals
1999 Live in Chicago Joan of Arc Jade Tree Records LP/CD Drums, not a live album.
2000 Gap Joan of Arc Jade Tree Records LP/CD Drums
2000 The Jordan Marx EP Dantom Sucks Theory NA LP/CD Guitar/Vocals
2001 Owls Owls Jade Tree Records LP/CD Drums
2001 Owen Owen Polyvinyl Records CD Guitar/Vocals
2002 Heart's Desire Niamh Parsons Green Linnet CD Harmonica
2002 No Good For No One Now Owen Polyvinyl Records CD Guitar/Vocals
2002 Open Ground Kyle Fischer Polyvinyl Records CD Drums
2003 Best of Altan The Songs Altan Green Linnet Records CD Harmonica
2003 In Rape Fantasy and Terror Sex We Trust Joan of Arc Perishable Records CD Bass, Percussion, Drums
2003 So Much Staying Alive and Lovelessness Joan of Arc Jade Tree Records CD Bass, Drums
2004 Anyone in Love With You (Already Knows) Rainer Maria Polyvinyl Records CD Tambourine
2004 The Rutabega/Owen Split EP Owen Polyvinyl Records CD Guitar/Vocals
2004 Total Eclipse of the Heart The Love of Everything Record Label Records CD Drums
2004 The EP Owen Polyvinyl Records CD Guitar/Vocals
2004 Joan of Arc, Dick Cheney, Mark Twain Joan of Arc Polyvinyl Records CD Drums
2005 I Do Perceive Owen Polyvinyl Records CD Guitar/Vocals
2005 Association of Utopian Hologram Swallowers Owen Polyvinyl Records CD Guitar/Vocals
2005 Presents Guitar Duets Joan of Arc Record Label Records CD Guitar
2006 At Home With Owen Owen Polyvinyl Records CD Guitar/Piano/Vocals
2007 Many Times I've Mistaken Joan of Arc Polyvinyl Records EP/CD Guitar
2007 Owen/The City on Film Split 7" Owen Red Cars Go Faster 7" vinyl Guitar/Piano/Organ/Vocals
2008 Boo Human Joan of Arc Polyvinyl Records LP/CD Drums
2009 The Seaside EP Owen Polyvinyl Records CD Guitar/Vocals
2009 New Leaves Owen Polyvinyl Records CD Guitar/Vocals/etc.
2010 Abandoned Bridges Owen Polyvinyl Records 7" EP Guitar/Vocals
2010 Darling, Darling Crissi Cochrane Independent CD Drums/Guitar
2011 Oh, Evelyn Owen Polyvinyl Records 7" EP Guitar/Vocals/etc.
2011 Ghost Town Owen Polyvinyl Records CD, Vinyl Guitar/Vocals/etc.
2013 Their / They're / There (album) Their / They're / There Polyvinyl Records CD, Vinyl Drums
2013 L'Ami du Peuple Owen Polyvinyl Records CD, Vinyl, Cassette Guitar, Vocals, Drums, Piano, Bass
2013 Analog Weekend (album) Their / They're / There Polyvinyl Records CD, Vinyl Drums
2014 TWO Owls Polyvinyl Records CD, Vinyl, Cassette Drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Press". Jade Tree. 2007-09-21. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Polyvinyl Record Co. - Their/They're/There". Polyvinylrecords.com. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
  4. ^ "Polyvinyl Record Co. - Owen". Polyvinylrecords.com. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 

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