The songs Mike Kinsella writes as Owen have always had rock solid lyrical foundations. And on new album, L’Ami du Peuple, the same can be said for the music. Emphasis on the rock.
Anyone vaguely familiar with Kinsella’s musical lineage (Cap’n Jazz, American Football, Owls) knows he’s far from a one-note musician. And now, he expands his repertoire as a solo songwriter to include a touch of female vocals, pounding drums, and even dueling electric guitar lines that are the closest thing he’s done in tribute to his 80s hair metal obsession.