|Members: Tim Kinsella, Sam Zurick, Mike Kinsella, Victor Villarreal
Cap'n Jazz reincarnated - the once young boys became men. Owls - although originally thought of as Little Death - brought the original members of Cap'n Jazz together for another try.
In 2001 Owls released their self-titled debut; an album released inbetween a Joan of Arc hiatus - a long promising future was anticipated. The album received high critical acclaim- Tim Kinsella's vocal and lyrical high point, Mike Kinsella brought his unique rhythm and together with Sam Zurick's bass prowess and Victor Villarreal's magical fingers on guitar - quite possibly the best thing since Cap'n Jazz - and with its mature bravado an immediate classic. Genious is short lived and a classic preserves its integrity when devoted listeners begin to ask "what if...", what if Owls had stayed together- what if Victor was stable- what if the band was able to continue playing and practicing full-time - what if Mike enjoyed band practice. We received a small taste of what the future of Owls was going to be with their song "We are the Owls" released on a Chicago Punk compilation. Not given enough time to have the same effect as their earlier project - Cap'n Jazz, Owls is another glimpse into musical genious.