Joan Of Arc

[ 1995 - Present ]

Tim Kinsellas Vocals, Guitar Jeremy Boyle Guitar, Vocals Mike Kinsella Guitar (JT1028), Drums (JT1033, JT1037, JT1042, JT1053) Todd Mattei Guitar (JT1042, JT1053) Matt Clark Bass (JT1053, JT1057) Samuel Zurick Drums (JT1028), Guitar (JT1033, JT1037) Erik Bocek Bass (JT1028, JT1033, JT1037)

The Story

As the singer of Cap'N Jazz, Tim Kinsella could often be found rolling around the floor at dungy basement shows, screaming his throat soar as his band fell apart behind him. But when he started Joan of Arc in 1996 with a revolving cast of friends and musicians from his days in the suburban Chicago punk scene, he picked himself up, dusted himself off, and spearheaded an all-over the place art rock collective that asked to be burned at the stakes. Nearly a decade later, Joan of Arc and their notorious frontman never caught fire-nor were they completely chased down by angry Cap'N Jazz fans with torches-but it has certainly been an interesting ride. He's released a live album that wasn't live, an eleven-song record with only ten songs on it, and changed his name to Kinsellas because he was feeling plural. But no matter how strange he's tried to seem, there's just no escaping how simple his existence has been: all along Kinsella has stood in front of us as a God-given songwriter, with a mind as tortured as his heart. As one rather astute JOA fan put it a few years back: "We love you because you don't rock!" Indeed.

Where Are They Now?
Erik Bocek Playing bass in Chicago's An Automotive and still living in bliss at his Mom's house. Jeremy Boyle Sound collage solo artist and mixed media artist with works on display in major galleries across the country. Matt Clark Currently living in Chicago and playing in both Pinebender and Rabbit Rabitt. Mike Kinsella Acclaimed solo artist under the name Owen and drummer on the Owls debut. Tim Kinsella Owls vocalist and aspiring literary figure. In addition to his work with Owls, he's also allegedly working on JOA II as well as Friend/Enemy with Todd Mattei. Todd Mattei Currently involved with Tim Kinsella in Friend/Enemy and trying to steer clear of the law. Sam Zurick Bassist for Owls and guitarist for Ghosts and Vodka, he is also busy penning his first major motion picture script.


7 Inch
October 1996


CD | LP | Digital Download
May 1998


CD | Digital Download
May 1999


CD | Digital Download
September 2000


CD EP | Digital Download
May 2001
Bose "Scene+Heard" Mini Documentary Covers Late 90s Emo, Cap'n Jazz, Joan of Arc & The Promise Ring
The latest installment of Bose's "Scene+Heard" series covers late 90s emo in Chicago with a heavy focus on Cap'n Jazz. Check it out below: 
So while we’ve all been biding our time, eating chips and watching Average Joe Hawaii JOAN OF ARC’S ever-prolific, never overly-pedantic...
Read a review of JOAN OF ARC'S latest and greatest, So Much Staying Alive and Lovelessness LP/CD (JT081), at Independent Journal