RIP Girls: A Tribute To The Best Band You’ve Never Heard
One of my favorite discoveries of 2011 is a San Francisco based two-piece band simply titled Girls. Their music can be sort of described as garage rock/indie pop with some San Franciscan psychedelia thrown in for good measure. They’ve received high praise for their two albums, 2009’s Album and 2011’s Father, Son, Holy Ghost. Now, according to a recent string of tweets by lead singer/songwriter Christopher Owens, he’s left the band. Meaning, of course, that the band is no more. This would be like if Dan Auerbach left The Black Keys, or something.
Christopher Owens says that he will continue making music, possibly as a solo artist. But one must really wonder why the Girls’ 5-year career ended so abruptly. Is it because Lena Dunham from the television show Girls wants Owens to change the band name? Is Owens rejoining the Children Of God? Either way, this is very sad news. Perhaps they’ll build up a cult following and play a one-off Coachella gig in 10 years for a small payment of $500,000.
Well, here are a few songs by this great band who left us too quickly: