Owls Deal in Creepy Card Game for 'I'm Surprised...' Video

Chicago emo heroes' long-awaited sophomore album out now

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Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Long-quiet emo outfit Owls finally made their return this month with Two, the follow-up to their self-titled 2001 debut album. Before the LP hit iTunes, frontman Tim Kinsella and co. teased the comeback with a trailer and a pair of tracks: "I'm Surprised..." and "Ancient Stars Seed." Now, the Chicago foursome have shared an eerie music video for the former. Directed by Todd Mattei, the clip depicts a séance-like scene: Owls hide in the shadows and play their instruments, while the camera follows a mysterious card game. What's being gambled isn't clear, but judging from the decor (glasses of red wine, display fruit, a human skull), the stakes are high. Watch it above.

Owls tour dates:

May 16 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
June 27 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *
June 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre *
June 29 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of The Hill *
July 11 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
July 12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small's Theatre
July 13 - Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat
July 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
July 15 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

* = with Into It. Over It.

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