Friday, September 18, 2009

Girls Album Streaming, US Tour Kicks Off In November

We here at HAD have been digging on Girls since day one, so we're not exactly shocked that the band is rapidly making their way into the world of success. In the past few months, they've received a fair dose of blogosphere hype, signed a distribution deal with Matador, made some killer videos, and now, released their debut record.

Girls' Album drops this coming Tuesday, but this past week the band had an early hometown-only record release for the lucky residents of San Francisco. Suffice it to say that they got more than a welcome reception - the band managed to pack in some sold out shows and a well attended Amoeba Records appearance.

And deservedly so: the record sounds great. It manages to take the band's already solid live sound, and build on it with layers of production that manage to increase complexity without becoming flowery or over the top. Lead singer Christopher Owens sound fantastic as well, and his pouty drawl gives the band an undeniably unique persona. In short, we likey.

While you can pick up the record on Tuesday (and we recommend you do), you'll have to hold your horses to catch the band's live show. They're headed to the UK next week, and won't be back in the US until November. That being said, when they do return they've got a solid cross country jaunt planned, starting out on the east coast, and wrapping up with two dates in SF, followed by a closer at the Troubadour in LA. See you out there!

Girls - Album
Girls - Hellhole Ratrace

Girls Fall 2009 North American Dates
Nov 2 Maxwell¹s Hoboken, New Jersey
Nov 3 Black Cat Washington, Washington DC
Nov 4 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 6 Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Nov 7 Great Scott Boston, Maryland
Nov 9 Il Motore Montreal, Quebec
Nov 10 El Mocambo Toronto, Ontario
Nov 12 Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
Nov 13 Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
Nov 14 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov 17 Nuemos Seattle, Washington
Nov 18 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon
Nov 20 Swedish American Hall San Francisco, California
Nov 21 Bottom of the Hill San Franfuckingcisco Home!, California
Dec 5 Troubadour LOS ANGELES, California


Jess said...

Sound awesome, I'll check them out next week.

Hanan said...

I am SO SO SO MAD...I JUST saw the Amoeba thing TODAY. I totally would have gone!

seriously, my luck is shit.

this band is soosososoososososooso good. I love their feature in the new SPIN (Pearl Jam's on the cover). Owens says he wants to be an important songwriter like Lennon. that hit home hard.

but anyhow, read your post on the SSLYBY/PoB/Girls show, and I have to say I'm incredibly jealous. I'm not a HUGE fan of PoB, but I loooove SSLYBY and would have loved to see Girls in such an early stage.