All Owen Ghost Town orders are now shipping! (Polyvinyl)
Less than 100 copies of the limited edition clear vinyl are left — be sure to grab one before it’s too late.
All orders receive an INSTANT full album download at checkout along with a FREE button, sticker, and two digital bonus tracks.
In stores November 8. Shipping now from the Polyvinyl E-Store.
This is also the last weekend for the Owen 30% off CD sale. View the complete selection at the link below.
Owen Ghost Town CD - $ 10 / Clear LP - $14 / T-Shirt+MP3 - $20
To celebrate Ghost Town’s release, Mike Kinsella has started filming himself playing each song on his new album live at various locations around his hometown of Chicago.
The first two videos — “Too Many Moons” (on Mike’s front porch) and “No Place Like Home” (at Montrose Beach) — are now up on Owen’s YouTube channel.
Watch Owen Performs Ghost Town Live
There are so many math courses I want to take.
There are so many physics courses I would rather not have to take.
Maybe I should change majors.
Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television. Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol and dental insurance. Choose fixed-interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisure wear and matching luggage. Choose a three piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked-up brats you have spawned to replace yourself. Choose your future. Choose life.
For whatever reason I stayed up until a little after 2 am, when I put on a Godspeed mix and went to bed. I tossed and turned a lot in my sleep, so it felt like an eternity… until I woke up not too long ago, and realized it was 4. Two hours of sleep. awesome.
On the plus side, I think my love for Godspeed has been rekindled. In the past I’ve worried that I wouldn’t always 100% ‘get’ their music… as though someday it might not mean as much to me as it does now. I don’t think that’s the case at the moment, though admittedly I’ve had trouble listening to them for a few months. Now that school has started, I just don’t have the time to give their music the amount of attention it deserves. But listening tonight reminded me of exactly why they’re my favorite band of all time. as I let myself drift asleep, I was listening to The Dead Flag Blues… few pieces of music sound more familiar to me than that intro, which helped calm me to sleep effortlessly. Before I was really asleep, however, I became at least somewhat conscious again during “The Cowboy…”; I couldn’t tell you why, but being at the level of consciousness I was at and hearing this song for the first time in forever made it sound more beautiful than ever before, I think. Even as I was basically asleep, the music nearly moved me to tears.
Sadly I slept through the rest of f#a#infinity and the entirety of Slow Riot, though I picked up a little bit of Storm and then actually woke up when I heard Sleep playing (ironic, huh?). By that point I was awake enough to know that I couldn’t just go back to sleep and miss the rest of that song, so here I am finishing the end of that album. antennas to Heaven is hitting me incredibly hard right now, as it always does.
I forgot what the point of this story was going to be, but basically I’m just so happy to have this incredibly special band back in my life right now.
I want to go to occupy wall street with a sign that says “there’s always money in the banana stand. “
The Gloria Record’s A Lull In Traffic EP and Grace, The Snow Is Here 7” showed up in the mail today.
The 7” still contained a mail order form from 1998, which was awesome but sad at the same time… it had tons and tons of awesome records on sale for less than $10, most of which are out of print now. I mean, I could have gotten Mineral’s February/M.D. 7” for literally $3. I wish it was still 1998.
Also, the EP had a little bumper sticker, which is currently driving me a little crazy: do I use it or preserve it?