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.