Posted in music on January 10, 2013

Owens

Former Girls frontman Christopher Owens releases his solo debut, Lysandre, next week (1/15) via Fat Possum. Going even further in the '70s AM style the second Girls album dabbled in, Lysandre details Owens' time in the band that brought him the spotlight. The New York Times has a feature on him today:

The breakup of Girls drove fervent speculation in the indie world. Mr. Owens said it was simply the result of growing pains and shifting lineups. "Nobody hated each other or anything like that," but success "happened a little too fast," he said. "The band would have survived longer if we would have gone slower."

(Mr. White, the co-founder of Girls, did not reply to requests for comment.)

With "Lysandre" Mr. Owens tells the story of Girls as he experienced it, from his gritty start -- hustling, guns, "sleeping in the back of a pickup truck," as he sings on "New York City" -- to touring the south of France. Along the way there was a breakup with a boy and a long-distance romance with the Frenchwoman. Mr. Owens said he was "very attracted to women" and didn't seek out relationships with men, but they happened.

The NY Times is also streaming Lysandre in full, so click here to listen.

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Comments (19)

Very underwhelming.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 10:46 AM

this record stinks. love girls. but this is a waste of everyones time, including owens.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 10:54 AM

This is embarrassing

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 10:55 AM

I like the flute and a couple of these songs

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 11:01 AM

i think i saw this guy in a skittles ad once

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 11:06 AM

Top 40

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 11:31 AM

Cant' decide who I want to much more - this guy, or Darwin Deez.

Who am I kidding? It's Darwin Deez.

But this guy... Grow a pair, dude.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 12:17 PM

Not sure who's more annoying, this guy or Sufjan Stevens.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 1:22 PM

can this dude look any more like he wants cocaine?

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 2:29 PM

That picture is funny

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 3:00 PM

Awful album.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 3:18 PM

this album is awesome. and sounds a lot like girls. you're all a buncha morons. one person says it sucks and you all jump on truck. i bet you all have a small portion of your head shaved. except the person that said they liked it, you're aight

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 10:47 PM

Yeah, would have been way better to play the Arlene's Groceries and Pete's Candy Stores of America for 6 years before anyone ever heard of you. And also would have been better to be on blogs no one's ever heard of rather than BV and Pitchfork 3-7 times a month for the last 2 years. That's the ticket for making the band last a long time...

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2013 11:57 PM

The album is alright

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 12:17 AM

that lindsey lohan article was better than this album...makes sense? no? ok i am done.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 12:53 AM

Let Britney alone guy ?

Posted by dashcam22 | January 11, 2013 5:57 AM

You know, if the lyrics didn't sound like they were written by an 11 year old girl I might cut the guy some slack.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 4:38 PM

"What if I'm just a bad song writer..."

Christopher Owens gets it right!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 4:49 PM

Chris is the men.

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