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Girls/Real Estate @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 11/6/09

Things were different from the last time we saw Girls live, when we hosted their first NYC show at Market Hotel: near unanimous praise for one of the year’s best Albums, and a recently reconfigured lineup that saw the abrupt departure of their touring guitarist, replaced for this trek on a few days practice by… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 8, 2009 - 4:08 pm

New Girls Video – “Lust For Life” (NSFW Version)

The San Francisco duo’s ragged, androgynous, carefree hit now has a third video in Focus Creeps’ “Hardcore XXX Edit.” Watch here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 27, 2009 - 1:29 pm

New Girls Video – “Laura”

San Francisco lifers Girls have given us the sentimental, slow-mo partying of “Hellhole Ratrace,” the carefree apartment-and-rooftop lipdubbing in “Lust For Life,” and today their Album yields this clip for “Laura” with lots of split screens, topless smiles, and citywide gallivanting. (The toplessness is of the sorta-NSFW variety, so be warned.)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 14, 2009 - 1:09 pm

Girls Cover Daniel Johnston

In a battle of colorful backstories, Girls’ Christopher Owens offers up a lovely live rendition of Daniel Johnston’s “True Love Will Find You in the End.” Put down your Johnston App and take a look at (via GvsB). More »

By: brandon / October 7, 2009 - 9:30 am

New Girls – “Life In San Francisco”

Like most of their laid-back, aesthetically sharp rock ‘n’ roll, this “Lust For Life” B-Side finds Christopher Owens and Chet “JR” focusing on “Life In San Francisco.” Listen at HypeM. More »

By: brandon / September 23, 2009 - 9:58 am

Girls/Cass McCombs/Papercuts @ Great American Music Hall, San Francisco 9/9/09

San Fran’s Great American Music Hall hosted a great bill the other night featuring hometown heroes and future Behind The Music candidates Girls, fellow local indie-pop champs Papercuts, and the always excellent Cass McCombs. We sent Paige Parsons to capture the night in pictures because overnight flights to SF were too expensive. Here’s what Girl… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 10, 2009 - 12:58 pm

New Girls Video – “Lust For Life”

A little over a year ago we gave Girls their NYC debut. Today we get a video in support of an old 7″ track that shows up on their debut Album. If you’re not familiar, yes it’s a different “Lust For Life,” but Girls’ tune has an uppity and excited hedonism that Iggy would also… More »

By: brandon / August 10, 2009 - 1:36 pm

Capitol Hill Block Party 2009 In Photos

This past weekend, Seattle roped off a couple of blocks on Pike Street to host the Capitol Hill Block Party, inviting everyone from Sonic Youth to Micachu to the Jesus Lizard to help fill out a strong roster of artists. And Speaking of Yow’s iconic band: 13 years ago the Jesus Lizard played the city… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 27, 2009 - 4:23 pm

Girls Talk

San Francisco’s Girls have the worst backstory. Their backstory involves growing up in a cult, pills, suicides, and getting their first guitar from Fleetwood Mac. BOOORING. JK this shit is crazy. Definitely read the interview at The Guardian. More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 17, 2009 - 4:05 pm

New Girls – “Solitude”

Girls’ pretty up-all-night video for “Hellhole Ratrace” captured the song’s romantic somnambulance perfectly. The harmonica-lined “Solitude,” which shows up as the “Hellhole Ratrace” 10″ B-Side, conjures an after-hours feel, but with a prom-y two-step (a la Modest Mouse’s appropriately titled “Sleepwalking”) and a half-awake, much older Bright Eyes-enunciation. The track’s called “Solitude,” but Christopher Owe… More »

By: brandon / July 2, 2009 - 12:19 pm

New Girls Video – “Hellhole Ratrace”

When we saw Girls at SXSW, we mentioned that their acoustic-tinged psychedelic felt like neo-grunge, not so much in the sound, more in the look and feel of the players. There’s something equally anachronistic about the Aaron Brown-directed video for the San Francisco duo’s gorgeous “Hellhole Ratrace,” but this is more circa Kids (or maybe,… More »

By: brandon / June 18, 2009 - 11:43 am

SXSW 2009: Saturday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy
The last day at SXSW is always tinged with a depressing end-of-the-summer vibe. (Or maybe end of the school year?) However you want to frame it, once the Saturday sun sets, the remaining hours of four short days feel like the end of something bigger. Pass a hankie. Seriously… More »

By: brandon / March 23, 2009 - 2:07 pm

SXSW 2009: Friday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy
On Friday we shook off the early-morning cobwebs and made a beeline to the Pitchfork/Windish Bash in time to catch the last couple tracks by psychedelic post-Vanishing Voice Brooklynites Woods on the outside stage (as far as labels go, this was undeniably the year of the Woodsist) and SchoolMore »

By: brandon / March 22, 2009 - 12:09 pm

New Girls Video – “God Damned”

Girls played a show we put on in Bushwick with MyOpenBar a couple few weeks ago. Not the Buzzcocks crew from Seattle, though those Girls do have an album Yes No Yes No Yes No out on Dirtnap this fall. We’re talking about the San Francisco duo of Chet JR White and Holy Shit’s Christopher… More »

By: brandon / August 6, 2008 - 3:37 pm

Stereogum & MyOpenBar Party Tomorrow Night

Oh cool, now you know what you’re doing tomorrow night. (If you’re around NYC, anyway — Everywhere Else, we’ll get to you soon, promise.) We’re proud to announce details on a concert collaboration with the free-booze slinging party people at We’ve called it Surround Sound because we believe in the power of alliteration. Upo… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 16, 2008 - 6:00 pm
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