Christopher Owens - Lysandre

Next week, the former Girls frontman Christopher Owens releases his debut solo album Lysandre, a narrative concept LP about falling in love with a girl on the first Girls tour. A couple of days ago, I wrote a long thing puzzling out my feelings on the album. And now you can (legally) do the same thing. Yesterday, the New York Times ran a profile of Owens. Two big takeaways: (1) Owens’s girlfriend Hannah Hunt is singing backup for him on his current tour, and I have to wonder if it’s weird for her to help him sing about a different girls. (2) It sounds like Owens might have a pretty serious Oxycontin problem, even though he says he’s “right now not taking it.” In any case, the article also comes with a stream of the whole album. To hear it, click here.

Lysandre is out 1/15 on Fat Possum.

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  2. I think the NYT author mistook people leaving his recent LPR show early for a standing ovation.

  3. This album strikes me as extremely pretentious –– to the point where it’s just awkward –– and the article points to this as well. I’m just saying, dude could use a healthy helping of constructive criticism. “Check yourself before you wreck yourself” ~ Walt Whitman.

  4. How can we read the Albuquerque Daily Monitor IF IT DOESN’T EXISIT?!?!?!? Everyone knows that the Albuquerque Journal is the paper of record for a majority of New Mexico’s citizens! To assert otherwise would be to ignore the sterling contributions of staff writer Winthrop Quigley and the top-notch work of Editor Kent Walz.

    • This was meant as a reply to copy_paster_cat, but I think it works well on its own as a reminder of the excellent coverage of both local and national topics that lie in the pages of the Albuquerque Journal, the best daily newspaper in the Southwest!

      • Oh, OK. I reckon it was in this newspaper I read an article that stated Jimmy Carter never dropped a bomb around others while he was in charge of the White House. Brilliant and intelligent man and one of the best of your presidents I think. Most people just don’t see beyond Iran hostage crisis thing but he was pretty decent.

    • Nothing exisits.

  5. The look on my face when I heard this album for the first time:

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