Other People’s Songs is a collection of eight covers that Kinsella recorded this spring in Chicago with trusted producer Neil Strauch.
At first glance, the list of the rock and punk artists whose tracks Kinsella tackled -- among them Against Me!, Depeche Mode, The Promise Ring, and Lungfish -- might seem at odds with the often quieter, lushly arranged music he releases under the Owen moniker. But upon closer inspection, one finds the kind of
excellent songwriting and lyrical wit that are hallmarks of Kinsella’s own recorded output.
With the help of female vocalist Sarah Mitchell, as well as occasional touches of violin and cello, Kinsella transforms his selections in unique and surprising ways. Consider Other People’s Songs to be Kinsella’s carefully curated mixtape of songs he loves then and now, from him to you.