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by Andrew Sacher
Influential indie rockers Owls (featuring 4/5 of Cap'n Jazz) are back with their second album, Two, which came out today (3/25) via Polyvinyl and follows their 2001 debut. If you haven't heard that album yet, you can stream it in full below. The band may have been away for 13 years, but its members have been far from inactive, so it shouldn't be much of a surprise that they still sound natural playing together.
Owls also just announced a short tour in support of the new album which brings them to NYC for a show on July 11 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/28) at noon. All dates are listed below.
In related news, one of Mike Kinsella's other old bands, American Football, will reissue their excellent (and only) album, 1999's American Football, on May 20 via Polyvinyl. The reissue comes with a bonus disc of rare material. You can check out the tracklist, and listen to one of those rarities, "Untitled #1 (The One With The Trumpet) [Boombox Practice Session, 1998]," below.
Owls - Two (via A.V. Club)
Owls -- 2014 Tour Dates
05/16 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
06/27 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room *
06/28 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy Theatre *
06/29 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of The Hill *
07/11 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
07/12 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre
07/13 Washington DC - Black Cat
07/14 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
07/15 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
* = w/ Into It. Over It.
American Football - "Untitled #1 (The One With The Trumpet) [Boombox Practice Session, 1998]"
American Football Reissue Tracklist:
01 Never Meant
02 The Summer Ends
04 For Sure
05 You Know I Should Be Leaving Soon
06 But The Regrets Are Killing Me
07 I'll See You When We're Both Not So Emotional
08 Stay Home
09 The One With The Wurlitzer
10 Intro [Live at the Blind Pig, Champaign, IL, 1997]
11 Five Silent Miles [Live at the Blind Pig, Champaign, IL, 1997]
12 Untitled #1 (The One With the Trumpet) [Boombox Practice Session, 1998]
13 Untitled #2 [Boombox Practice Session, 1998]
14 Stay Home [Boombox Practice Session, 1998]
15 Untitled #3 [Boombox Practice Session, 1999]
16 Never Meant [4-Track Album Prep, 1999]
17 But The Regrets Are Killing Me [4-Track Album Prep, 1999]
18 I'll See You When We're Both Not So Emotional [4-Track Album Prep, 1999]
19 The 7's [Live at the Blind Pig, Champaign, IL, 1997]