Owen Thomas

Languages {Or: Get Dark & Find Yourself.} (Absorb)

FOR FANS OF: The Elms, The White Stripes, The Black Keys

4 Stars


Outside of The Elms former front man, Owen Thomas, may be flying under the radar these days, but there are still several reasons to track down his solo debut. In addition to heartfelt, soul-bearing songwriting, his knack for crafting killer hooks remains, and while the rollicking sounds are a bit sparser than his band’s major label days, long time fans will have no trouble connecting the dots.


WE LIKE: “What You Don’t Got Is Good.”


About The Author

Andy Argyrakis

Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, MTV.com and Vibe.com. He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).