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Wednesday, Jan 18 2012

Mike Kinsella is like the underground version of Dave Grohl or Phil Collins, having started his music career behind the drums before moving his creative energies to the front of the stage. Kinsella's résumé includes such indie-rock favorites as Cap'n Jazz, Joan of Arc, and American Football, and since 2001 he's been releasing records as Owen, a project that has allowed the multi-instrumentalist to deeply explore his softer side. Like Mark Kozelek, Kinsella crafts a wealth of moody, beautiful dreaminess whether he's wielding an electric or acoustic guitar. And after the death of his father and birth of his daughter, on the new Ghost Town he's channeled his emo tendencies into familial songs like "No Place Like Home," "The Armoire," and "Mother's Milk Breath."

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