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Owls Deal in Creepy Card Game for ‘I’m Surprised…’ Video

Chicago emo heroes' long-awaited sophomore album out now

picture-18547-1390524318By: Kyle McGovern // March 31, 2014

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.