Owls Two

Young rockers nationwide are embracing the emo of yesteryear, but Owls are founding fathers of this shit, comprising four members of the pioneering Cap’n Jazz — including both Kinsella brothers, which is like having both John Adams and Samuel Adams on your Revolutionary War fantasy team. Owls released just one LP, appropriately entitled One, back in 2001. Now they’re set to release Two, and they’ve got a lead single to prove it. “I’m Surprised…” will surprise no one with its mixture of moody high-range vocals, layers of pretty guitar riffage, and a crunching rhythm section. It’s a fine return from some emo O.G.s, and you can stream it below.


(via Brooklyn Vegan)

Two will be out 3/25 via Polyvinyl. Here’s the ellipsis-heavy tracklist:

1. Four Works Of Art…
2. I’m Surprised…
3. The Lion…
4. Why Oh Why…
5. This Must Be How…
6. Ancient Stars Seed…
7. It Collects Itself…
8. I’ll Never Be…
9. Oh No, Don’t…
10. A Drop Of Blood…

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Comments (10)
  1. this is not good. and I love Owls. Hopefully it grows on me….

  2. This is very good.

  3. misterm  |   Posted on Jan 8th +3

    Maybe they will also revive American Football…

  4. Still trying to adjust to emo getting the retro-cred treatment. And not adjusting well. Maybe it has to do with the time in my life in which I was into it, but hearing the old stuff gives me a tinge of half discomfort, half embarrassment. Like, Saves-The-Day-sticker-on-your-old-guitar embarrassing.

  5. Damn that retro-cred!

    While we’re at it, was punk rock *really* that important or influential?? I haven’t even listened to Panic! At The Disco in years and it still makes me shake my head in disbelief.

  6. in other news, noel gallagher’s blood isn’t so blue after all.

  7. I’m pretty sure their first album was just “Owls”.

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