mike kinsella

Watch American Football’s Suitably Emo Tiny Desk Concert

American Football brought their particular brand of Midwestern sadness to the East Coast as the latest performers in NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series. The band did three songs—"Every Wave To…
Will Gottsegen / July 8, 2019

American Football Announce New Album, Release “Silhouettes”

After posting a mysterious photo titled "III" on Twitter yesterday, Midwest emo legends American Football have confirmed the impending release of their third album, titled simply American…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 11, 2018

It Looks Like American Football Are Teasing a Third Album

American Football took to Twitter today to tease what looks like their third full-length LP. The apparent album announcement is about as minimal as it gets: a…
Will Gottsegen / December 10, 2018

Video: American Football – “I’ve Been So Lost for So Long”

In October, American Football released their long-awaited second album, and today, they've shared a new video for "I've Been So Lost For So Long." The song itself is so…
Anna Gaca / April 4, 2017

The SPIN Interview: American Football’s Mike Kinsella

Mike Kinsella quickly cops to being "old," by which he means that he’s 39, married, and spent the day taking his kids to IKEA. His aw-shucks attitude…
Anna Gaca / October 21, 2016

Mike Kinsella Returns as ‘The King of Whys’ on New Owen LP

During two nine-day trips to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Chicago singer-songwriter Mike Kinsella left behind his hometown recording days and mostly-solo writing practices to track Owen’s…
Natalie Caamano / July 26, 2016

Owls Deal in Creepy Card Game for ‘I’m Surprised…’ Video

Long-quiet emo outfit Owls finally made their return this month with Two, the follow-up to their self-titled 2001 debut album. Before the LP hit iTunes,…
Kyle McGovern / March 31, 2014

Owls Revel in Being Broke and Grubby on ‘Ancient Stars Seed’

Chicago emo-indie quartet Owls broke a decade-long hiatus in 2012 and got their act together last year to finally bring us their second album, Two.
Dan Reilly / February 4, 2014

Owls Unsurprisingly Sound Great on Return Song ‘I’m Surprised’

In December, emo OG Tim Kinsella confirmed to SPIN that his long-dormant Owls outfit would make a grand return in 2014. We then got an…
Chris Martins / January 8, 2014

Owls Confirm Long-Awaited Second Album With Off-Kilter Teaser

In a recent conversation with SPIN, Tim Kinsella confirmed that Owls, one of the singer-songwriter's many projects, would release a new album next spring. Now,…
Kyle McGovern / December 20, 2013

Owen Crashes a Funeral in Boozy ‘Bad Blood’ Video

Earlier this year, Mike Kinsella, the Illinois singer-songwriter who records as Owen, scaled his family tree with "Bad Blood," a majestic, country-informed single from his…
Kyle McGovern / November 5, 2013

Stream Owen’s Emotion-Wracked Album ‘L’Ami du Peuple’

"I got high with an art teacher of mine," Mike Kinsella's latest album as Owen, L'Ami du Peuple, begins. Due out July 2 via Polyvinyl, the…
Marc Hogan / June 25, 2013

Hear Owen Swim Against Family History on Climactic ‘Bad Blood’

Mike Kinsella's musical pedigree is daunting enough. The Owen singer-songwriter belongs to an Illinois indie-rock family tree that includes his roles in Cap'n Jazz, American…
Marc Hogan / April 11, 2013