Owls were an indie rock/emo band formed in Chicago in 2001. The band was founded by Tim Kinsella (vocals), Mike Kinsella (drums), Victor Villarreal (guitar) and Sam Zurick (bass), all of whom had founded the influential emo band Cap'n Jazz. Owls, however, were not considered a reunion of Cap'n Jazz but something altogether new. The group cut a self-titled album for Jade Tree Records in 2001. Mike quit the group afterwards and was replaced by Ryan Rapsys for a few live gigs, but the group dissolved in 2002 amidst rumors of a drug problem by one of the members. Tim and Sam formed Make Believe in the wake of the Owls break up. In 2013, the band re-grouped. A second album appeared the following year.


Owls - Owls album art Owls Owls (Album) Jade Tree Japan 2001 Sell This Version
Owls - Two album art Owls Two (Album) Polyvinyl Record Company Japan 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Owls - Song #9 Demo album art Owls Song #9 Demo (Single) Joyful Noise Recordings US 2014 Sell This Version
Owls - Forget Who We Are album art Owls Forget Who We Are Joyful Noise Recordings US 2016 Sell This Version


Unreleased Owls Song 14(File, MP3) 7 e.p. Unreleased Japan 2014