Owen is a solo project of Mike Kinsella, and part of the Chicago indie scene.
Kinsella is one of the dominant and influential figures in the Chicago indie scene, having also led the band American Football, andplayed in
thebands Cap'n Jazz, Joan of Arc and Owls (all with his brother Tim).
Owen is known for its soft melodies, complex acoustics, combining lead acoustics with keyboard and other guitars, plaintivevocals and
onoccasions adding drums. It can be seen as a natural progression for Kinsella, from the progressive andexperimental severity of Joan of Arc
viathe more melodic-progressive American Football.