Kinsella in May 2007
|Born||March 4, 1977|
|Origin||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
Mike Kinsella (born March 4, 1977) is an American musician involved in many Illinois-based bands, such as 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 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. 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.
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. He is one of three musicians in his family, along with brother Tim Kinsella and cousin Nate Kinsella.
|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, 1999||Joan of Arc||Jade Tree Records||LP/CD||Drums, not a live album.|
|2000||The Gap||Joan of Arc||Jade Tree Records||LP/CD||Drums|
|2001||Owls||Owls||Jade Tree Records||LP/CD||Drums|
|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||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||Their / They're / There||Polyvinyl Records||CD, Vinyl||Drums|
|2014||TWO||Owls||Polyvinyl Records||CD, Vinyl, Cassette||Drums|
|2014||American Football (Deluxe Edition)||American Football||Polyvinyl Records||CD, Vinyl, Cassette||Guitar/Bass/Vocals|
|2014||Other People's Songs||Owen||Polyvinyl Records||CD, Vinyl, Cassette||Guitar, Vocals, Drums, Piano, Bass|
|2015||Owen/Into It. Over It. Split EP||Owen||Polyvinyl Records||Vinyl||Guitar, Vocals, Drums, Piano, Bass|
|2016||The King of Whys||Owen||Polyvinyl Records||CD, Vinyl, Cassette||Guitar, Vocals, Drums, Piano, Bass|
|2016||American Football (LP2)||American Football||Polyvinyl Records||CD, Vinyl, Cassette||Guitar/Vocals|
- Libman, K.C. (December 10, 2013). "How Mike Kinsella's Work Defined (and Continues To Redefine) Emo". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
- Gormely, Ian (May 6, 2014). "Tim & Mike Kinsella - You Can't Miss What You Forget". Exclaim!. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
- "Press". Jade Tree. 2007-09-21. Retrieved 2013-05-17.
-  Archived February 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Polyvinyl Record Co. - Their/They're/There". Polyvinylrecords.com. Retrieved 2013-05-17.
- "Polyvinyl Record Co. - Owen". Polyvinylrecords.com. Retrieved 2013-05-17.
- Official Owen site
- 2001 interview about Owen and Owls
- Biography in a Joan of Arc fan site
- Owen live on The Current
- Owen's Myspace
- The Shirts and Skins' Myspace