Posted in music | tour dates on March 25, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

Owls

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.

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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.

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American Football - "Untitled #1 (The One With The Trumpet) [Boombox Practice Session, 1998]"

American Football Reissue Tracklist:
Disc One:
01 Never Meant
02 The Summer Ends
03 Honestly?
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

Disc Two:
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]

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Comments (19)

Serious question, but what happens to Sacher's job once the emo revival goes away?

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2014 3:33 PM

what do we really know about mr. ff? I'd like a 5 questions bv.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2014 3:38 PM

in all seriousness, i can go for an emo revival right about now.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2014 4:18 PM

is that noel gallagher ?

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2014 4:41 PM

"in all seriousness, i can go for an emo revival right about now."

same here!!!

in the vain of Mohinder, Antioch Arrow, Native Nod, etc...

not this fuckin twinklecore bullshit!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2014 4:50 PM

^ the term is Sachercore.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2014 4:53 PM

Listening to this album now, pretty cool stuff. Musically it's quite interesting but after about six songs the formula can get gruelingly jarring. These tunes are great in small doses.

Coming from someone who HATES Emo, I don't hear the influence. Maybe in the vox? To me it's 100% sushi grade mid 90's indie rock.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2014 4:58 PM

This band sure is influential, right up there with Sonic Youth and the Pixies.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2014 5:06 PM

@4:58, I do like emo and I agree this album is more indie rock.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2014 5:44 PM

there's an emo revival!!!???...........why

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2014 8:09 PM

4:50 is raging so hard that he can't even spell anymore.

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Posted by obd2 | March 26, 2014 3:53 AM

Who?

Come on now how do you miss that one!

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 7:42 AM

Owls was never an emo band...they were math rock/indie

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 8:57 AM

^ wow, thanks for clearing that up.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 9:23 AM

^ wow, thanks for chiming in.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 10:55 PM

13 hours later. Someone (8:57) is maaaaaad. Sorry, dude. I'm sure you're a good guy. I was just fucking with you. Ok?

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 11:17 PM

Owls rule!

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2014 2:38 AM

I don't give a hoot about this band!

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2014 9:54 AM

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