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Last week, Christopher Owens released the song “Selfish Feelings” along with unexpected news about a new solo album, Chrissybaby Forever. For those who’ve been following Owens’ career, it represents a scrappy return to form. Recorded in San Francisco with engineer J.J. Wiesler, Chrissybaby is arguably the most Girls-ish thing Owens has released since that band… More »

Last month, I lead into this saying how January has a bad reputation for new movies. But it’s really February that’s the wasteland, where we’re expected to survive on the fumes of the last glut of strong Oscar contenders that saw limited release in December and trickled out in January, and the consistent buzz burbling… More »

January has a bad reputation. Over the years, the pattern in which studios distribute their films has ossified, so that we automatically expect most “serious” Oscar contenders to be crammed in together towards the end of the year. This leaves January as the assumed garbage dump, the month-long wasteland where studios offload the projects they… More »

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Santigold – “Girls” Video

HBO's Girls had a huge night last night. Its second season debuted with a pretty great episode. And over on another channel, it also wo…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2013 - 12:03 pm
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Stream 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…
Tom Breihan | January 10, 2013 - 9:53 am
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Tegan & Sara – “Fool To Cry” (Rolling Stones Cover)

Tegan & Sara have a new album out later this month, the Rolling Stones will probably tour their 50th Anniversary jamboree to pad their 401K…
Amrit Singh | January 9, 2013 - 9:32 am

Premature Evaluation: Christopher Owens Lysandre

There's a moment on his song "Love Is In The Ear Of The Listener" where Christopher Owens, the former Girls frontman, expresses doubt in the…
Tom Breihan | January 8, 2013 - 12:30 pm
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In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2012

Each September, we recognize 40 new bands we look forward to listening to for years to come. And each December, we salute the veterans who've…
Scott Lapatine | December 26, 2012 - 3:48 pm
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Christopher Owens – “New York City” (BBC Session)

Former Girls frontman Christopher Owens will release Lysandre, his first-ever solo album, next month, and we’ve already heard opening tracks “Lysandre’s Theme” and “Here We
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Santigold – “Girls”

When Santigold contributed a new joint to the soundtrack of the HBO show Girls, she called the song, naturally enough, "Girls." The song will show…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2012 - 12:02 pm
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Christopher Owens @ The Lodge, San Francisco 11/9/12

When Christopher Owens took the stage last night at The Lodge in his adopted hometown of San Francisco, it was clear that this was going…
Alana Levinson | November 10, 2012 - 2:25 pm
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Papa – “Put Me To Work” (Stereogum Premiere)

Papa is an outfit built around songwriters Daniel Presant and Darren Weiss, a multi-instrumentalist who also served as the drummer for Girls. So it's somewhat…
Corban Goble | October 25, 2012 - 1:13 pm

Christopher Owens Announces Debut Solo Album Lysandre

Earlier this year, Girls frontman Christopher Owens shocked and bummed out the entire indie-music universe when he announced that he was leaving the band. But…
Tom Breihan | October 25, 2012 - 9:43 am
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Girls – “Forgiveness” (Live On WNYU 7/21/08)

Now that Girls are no more, we probably won't hear any new songs from them anytime soon. But at least we can sometimes hear new-to-u…
Tom Breihan | July 23, 2012 - 11:40 am

The End Of Girls, And The Future (And Past) Of Christopher Owens

I knew nothing about Christopher Owens the first time I heard "Hellhole Ratrace" by Girls. It was better that way. I immediately fell in love…
Liz Pelly | July 3, 2012 - 4:11 pm
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Christopher Owens Quits Girls

Last we heard from Girls' Christopher Owens, he was talking to us about Spain's national soccer team and and the Euro2012 tournament. Today, the Girls'…
Corban Goble | July 2, 2012 - 11:20 am
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The 8 Best Music Moments From HBO’s Girls

It sputtered a bit out of the gate — though that widespread sentiment might be the result of the impossibly enormous expectations placed on Lena…
Corban Goble | June 18, 2012 - 4:05 pm
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Q&A: Girls’ Christopher Owens On Soccer, Euro2012

In the last couple of weeks, I noticed that Girls' Christopher Owens had been closely monitoring the ongoing European soccer championships, and tweeting a lot
Corban Goble | June 18, 2012 - 1:39 pm
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Coachella 2012 Weekend 2 In Photos

With their first Coachella 2012 performances a not-quite-distant memory, over the weekend some artists engaged in live collaborations to make for unique experiences in their…
Andrew Youssef | April 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm
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Watch Girls On Conan

Last night, Girls were the musical guests on Conan, playing "Love Like A River," one of many standouts from Stereogum's favorite album of last year,…
Tom Breihan | April 19, 2012 - 8:46 am
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15 Coachella 2012 Performances Not To Miss

COACHELLA BACK. And, this year, the bacchanalia stretches across two weekends featuring identical lineups, as well as an interim week of non-Coachella shows in L.A.,…
Stereogum | April 12, 2012 - 2:21 pm
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Girls – “My Ma” Video

Girls' sophomore album Father, Son, Holy Ghost was our favorite LP of last year, and one of its standouts was "My Ma," frontman Christopher Owens'…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2012 - 10:21 am
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Girls Cover Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”

At the Laneway Festival in Singapore this past weekend, Girls frontman Christopher Owens paid tribute to the fallen Whitney Houston by playing a solo versio…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2012 - 12:59 pm
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