No Myth Michael Penn (RCA, 1989)
Off his debut rock album, March, No Myth remains Michael Penn’s only Top 40 hit, peaking at #13. It went top five on the Mainstream Rock Tracks (#5) and Modern Rock Tracks (#4) charts.
Michael Penn is the brother of actors Sean and Chris Penn. Penn won a 1990 MTV Video Music award for Best New Artist. Penn has released five more critically acclaimed albums, but has been unable to hit the charts. (His last album was 2007’s Palms and Runes, Tarot and Tea.) He has worked on film soundtracks and produced for Aimee Mann, The Wallflowers and Liz Phair.
Currently, Penn works as a composer for the HBO series Girls. He is married to Aimee Mann and they live in Los Angeles. He and his manager formed United Musicians, an independent music collective.