Owls - Two

Owls - Two

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Label: Polyvinyl

Released 2014

OWLS began in 2001, splintering from a long lineage of high-concept rock bands all centralized around the efforts of a group of friends who'd been playing together since their early high-school days. This crew of musicians started out playing spirited and screamy melodic emo as CAP’N JAZZ, living in relative obscurity during their short lifespan, but going on to inspire new legions of fans years after their breakup when their catalog of short run 7"s and a single LP was reissued in the late '90s. By that point, the members of CAP’N JAZZ had cycled through several different projects, going on to form the avant electronic indie of Joan of Arc and the melodic emo-pop of THE PROMISE RING, AMERICAN FOOTBALL,GHOST AND VODKA, and others. OWLS came about after JOAN OF ARC had what would be a short-lived breakup, reuniting TIM KINSELLA, Mike Kinsella, Victor Villarreal, and Sam Zurick for the first time since they'd played together in CAP’N JAZZ. OWLS left behind the emphatic hardcore/emo leanings of the players' teenage days, instead opting for more obtuse song structures, jittery guitar lines, and increasingly inward-looking lyrical wordplay from vocalist TIM KINSELLA.

Track Listing:

  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...