Christopher Owens, former singer of San Francisco lo-fi indie kids Girls, has unveiled a brand-new track from sessions with latest band Curls ahead of an EP release and west coast US tour this November.
‘Emotion’, which you can listen to via Pitchfork, will be familiar to longtime Owens fans in terms of its garage aesthetic and laconic Bay Area delivery. However, the sound is notably fatter out than Girls’ skinny surfer vibe, thanks largely to Owens’ more snarling guitar, now blanketed in piano and mellotron, plus several layers of vocal overdubbed and artfully flanged by producer/engineer Shane Stoneback. Cody Rhodes plays drums/percusssion, and Luke Bacé takes on bass duty.
New EP ‘Vante’ is expected to drop on November 7 courtesy of Urban Scandal Records.
Girls formed in San Francisco back in 2007, and after debut LP ‘Album’ (2009) and the critically acclaimed ‘Father, Son, Holy Ghost’ 2011. They split in 2012 with Owens citing his frustration over regular lineup changes – at one point that fully 21 people had been in and out of the band during its relatively short life.
Owens went on to release well-received solo efforts ‘Lysandre’ (2013), ‘A New Testament’ (2014), and ‘Chrissybaby Forever’ (2015).
03. Golden Gate
04. Gentle and Kind
Curls have autumn tour dates lined up, all of which take place in California.
Curls 2017 Tour Dates:
01 – San Francisco, Midway
21 – Los Angeles, Moroccan Lounge
28 – San Francisco, Cafe Du Nord
NOVEMBER 03 – San Francisco, The Chapel
04 – Pioneertown, Pappy & Harriet’s
05 – San Diego, The Irenic
06 – Santa Ana, Constellation Room
07 – Los Angeles, Teragram Ballroom
17 – Los Angeles, Moroccan Lounge
18 – San Francisco, Cafe Du Nord
01 – Los Angeles, Moroccan Lounge
02 – San Francisco, Cafe Du Nord