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Watch Christopher Owens Cover The Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There”

It takes a certain level of courage to cover a perfect pop song from one of history's greatest singers, but the former Girls frontman Christopher Owens has that in him. During a recent in-studio session for the University Of Minnesota college station Radio K, Owens took on the Jackson 5's eternally stunning 1970 ballad "I'llMore »

By: Tom Breihan / November 13, 2014 - 1:05 pm

Christopher Owens – “America”

The former Girls frontman Christopher Owens released A New Testament, his second solo album, just a month and a half ago, and he's already dropped another new track on us. "America," Owens' new track, is a tender fingerpicked acoustic folk song, and it draws on Owens' insane life story. Owens grew up in the Childre… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 11, 2014 - 9:02 am

With A Little Help From His Friends, Christopher Owens Delivers A New Testament

On the cover of his new album A New Testament, former Girls frontman Christopher Owens is surrounded by the musicians who played on the record. They're a lot of the same people who Owens worked with in Girls, and they make a zany looking bunch -- a coalition of men and women, black and white,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 25, 2014 - 11:20 am

Stream Christopher Owens A New Testament

The former Girls frontman Christopher Owens has been slowly sharing songs from his second solo album A New Testament for about six months now, and we've already heard "It Comes Back To You," "Stephen," "Nothing More Than Everything To Me," and "Never Wanna See That Look Again." The album finds Owens tackling some heavy theme… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 22, 2014 - 12:20 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Before I get into this week's picks, allow me to point out that Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea made a video for a song called "Booty." Hype Williams directed it. It is exactly what you expect it to be. It came out a few years ago, and it has five million views already. At thi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2014 - 5:27 pm

Christopher Owens – “Never Wanna See That Look Again” Video

Christopher Owens starts out his new video for "Never Wanna See That Look Again" wearing a cowboy hat and silhouetted in front of a prairie sunset. But it's almost immediately that Owens isn't in some Old West desert. Instead, he's in a TV studio, with a guitarist, wearing very-tight clothes and posing in front of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 16, 2014 - 11:05 am

Christopher Owens – “Never Wanna See That Look Again”

The former Girls frontman Christopher Owens is now a month away from releasing A New Testament, his second solo album, and we already know two big, important things about the album. We know that it has Owens playing around, even more than usual, with ancestral American-music forms like country and gospel. And we know that,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2014 - 9:49 am

Artist Portraits From Stereogum #Soundwave At Outside Lands 2014

At this year's Outside Lands, Stereogum teamed with Toyota to present performances at the Soundwave tent. Throughout the weekend there were intimate jams, DJ sets, and Q&As from artists like Christopher Owens, Tycho, Phosphorescent, Big Freedia, Courtney Barnett, and the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne. See our photographer Wilson Lee's live photos above and check out… More »

By: Stereogum / August 13, 2014 - 9:08 am

Stereogum’s 14 Favorite Sets At Outside Lands 2014

Nearly 200 years ago, back when the shoreline dunes of San Francisco were considered uninhabitable, they came to be known as the Outside Lands -- terrain fit only for the bravest pioneers. These days that territory is a lot more comfortable: Among other landmarks, it's become home to Golden Gate Park, an oasis of urba… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 12, 2014 - 3:36 pm

Stereogum x Toyota Presents Soundwave At Outside Lands ’14: Christopher Owens, Mikal Cronin, Tycho, Wayne Coyne

Outside Lands returns to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this weekend, with sets by Kanye West, Disclosure, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Spoon, Run The Jewels, the Flaming Lips, Chvrches, the Killers, Arctic Monkeys, DCFC… it's a stacked lineup. Stereogum will be on-site at our own stage — at the Toyota Presents Soundwave tent —… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 8, 2014 - 1:10 pm

Watch Christopher Owens Perform New Songs In An Acoustic Session For Subtv

Next month, the former Girls frontman Christopher Owens will release A New Testament, his second solo album. Over the last few months, he's shared a few of its songs: "It Comes Back To You," "Stephen," "Nothing More Than Everything To Me." Recently, Owens did a live-in-studio solo-acoustic session for Subtv, a British online TV thing. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 7, 2014 - 9:35 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Because July 4th fell on a Friday, we didn't run 5 Best Songs last week. But man, last week gave us a lot of good songs. So this week's 5 Best is broken up into two halves: first, the 5 Best Songs from the week that we're closing the books on today, written up a… More »

By: Stereogum / July 11, 2014 - 4:37 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last Friday was the Fourth Of July, which meant we didn't run one of these lists. But the videos kept piling up, and so we're giving you our picks for this week's five best videos, as well as, without comment, last week's picks. You deserve to have a lot of shit to watch on your… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 11, 2014 - 9:51 am

Christopher Owens – “Nothing More Than Everything To Me” Video & A New Testament Album Details

A year and a half ago, Christopher Owens, former frontman of the great San Francisco band Girls, went solo with his divisive debut album Lysandre. This year, he's already thrown two absolutely stunning singles, "It Comes Back To You" and "Stephen," out into the world. Today, we learn that those songs will both be o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 9, 2014 - 9:22 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Sometimes the 5 Best Songs Of The Week get along with each other quite well, but this week they're a bit at odds. One-half of the now-disbanded Girls gives us an earnest ode to loss and pain, while Sharon Van Etten subverts her usual struggle and strife to disguise a few sly jabs. Ariana Grande… More »

By: Stereogum / May 2, 2014 - 4:57 pm

Christopher Owens – “Stephen”

Last year, after leaving his old band, the former Girls frontman Chrisopher Owens released the I-wish-it-was-better solo debut Lysandre. That album has its defenders, and it had plenty of strong moments, but it was still, at least from where I was sitting, a frustrating piece of work from an artist who, I know, could do… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 1, 2014 - 1:02 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Next Tuesday marks the official start of SXSW's music conference -- which runs through next Sunday -- meaning a good percentage of the industry will be in Austin for the whole week. To account for this, the industry was on overdrive this week, flooding Soundcloud and YouTube and the inboxes of music bloggers with new… More »

By: Stereogum / March 7, 2014 - 3:12 pm

Christopher Owens – “It Comes Back To You”

Christopher Owens had an absolutely flawless run as the frontman of the San Francisco band Girls, but he dissolved his band in 2012. And last year, he released the intriguing but spotty solo debut Lysandre. Today, Owens wrote that he's already made another album with "some friends," and it would be nice if those friend… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Download Christopher Owens Lysandre: Acoustic Album

Earlier this year, the former Girls frontman Christopher Owens released Lysandre, his debut solo album. It was a puzzling record, thick on flowery '70s singer-songwriter production touches, strings and saxophones and such, which sometimes obscured or distracted from the songs he'd written. But now, Owens has released a completely acoustic version of the album. A… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2013 - 9:06 am

Christopher Owens, Melted Toys @ Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Los Angeles 3/22/13

Modern day troubadour Christopher Owens recently kicked off a tour of the West Coast that stopped by the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. The evening was full of flute, harmonica, saxophone, and the delicate finger-picking of a nylon string guitar as Owens worked through his debut solo album, Lysandre, in its entirety. Owens really… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / March 25, 2013 - 5:39 pm
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