Biography

Spencer Owen (b. Los Angeles/r. Oakland) is an American rock musician. 

Spencer Owen Timeshare is the unclassifiable six-piece outfit presenting the music of Spencer Owen, an American rock musician. Afraid not of stylistic eclectisism -- nor of the presence of his own voice -- Owen interprets his interests and influences with careful abandon, translating them into his soulful, cerebral songmaking language. (He loves Prince, Deerhoof, and The Dreaming by Kate Bush, among a few others.) Owen's repertoire is so far an attempt to meld tuneful headiness and cliche-minimal lyrics with stately fervor and falsetto-driven hubris. Spencer Owen Timeshare is currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album, to feature the ultimate renditions of some of the finest selections from his songbook. The band is tight, and their live shows are surprising, fulfilling, and not, in any respect, to be missed.

Over the years, he and/or Timeshare have shared stages with Ariel Pink, Wooden Wand, Raven Fenbahn, Josephine Foster, Whysp, SAFE, Ava Mendoza, Dominique Leone, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Emma Ruth Rundle (the Nocturnes; the Headless Prince of Zolpidem), Foxtails Brigade, Bells Atlas, Once & Future Band, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Denny Denny Breakfast, Jackie-O Motherfucker, and, needless to say, more.

Owen's music has also made its way into a number of video and film projects over the years, much of it specifically composed and scored for those projects. Notably, he has co-scored and provided several original songs for the comedy-horror feature film Dude Bro Party Massacre III, produced by 5-Second Films, starring his brother Alec Owen, and featuring cameos from Patton Oswalt and Andrew W.K. (among others)."

The original and current members of Spencer Owen Timeshare are:

  • Richard Caceres: keyboard

  • Ryan Fitzgerald: guitar

  • Alex Genco: drums

  • Eugene Marder: bass guitar

  • Spencer Owen: lead vocals, percussion

  • Joel Reber: saxophone

 Spencer Owen Timeshare at the Cafe du Nord on 3/30/13. Photo by Nikki Collister.

Spencer Owen Timeshare at the Cafe du Nord on 3/30/13. Photo by Nikki Collister.