New Leaves

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New Leaves
New Leaves cover.jpg
Studio album by Owen
Released September 22, 2009
Genre Indie rock, acoustic rock, singer-songwriter
Length 38:38
Label Polyvinyl, Hobbledehoy
Producer Brian Deck
Owen chronology
The Seaside EP
(2009)The Seaside EP2009
New Leaves
Abandoned Bridges Single
(2010)Abandoned Bridges Single2010
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Metacritic(81/100) link
Review scores
AbsolutePunk(8.2/10) link
AllMusic4/5 stars link
The A.V. Club(A-) link
EastScene(9/10) link
NORipChord(9/10) link
Punknews.org3.5/5 stars link
Sputnikmusic(4/5) link

New Leaves is the fifth studio album by Chicago artist Mike Kinsella under the name Owen.

Background and release[edit]

On February 13, 2009, "New Leaves" was posted on Owen's Myspace account. It was mentioned that Owen was in process of writing and demoing for their next album.[1] New Leaves was released on September 22, 2009 on Polyvinyl Records.

Track listing[edit]

1."New Leaves"4:12
2."Good Friends, Bad Habits"3:54
3."A Trenchant Critique"2:48
4."Never Been Born"4:43
5."Amnesia and Me"3:41
6."Brown Hair in a Bird's Nest"4:30
7."Too Scared to Move"3:35
8."The Only Child of Aergia"4:06
9."Ugly on the Inside"2:56
10."Curtain Call"4:13
Total length:38:38


  1. ^ "Owen posts "New Leaves"". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. February 13, 2009. Retrieved August 1, 2017.