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Friday, October 21, 2011
Spin Magazine: Christopher Owens of Girls
In My Room: Tour Christopher Owens of Girls' San Fran Pad
ABOUT OUR HOST
Having escaped the controversial Children of God cult when he was 16, singer-guitarist Christopher Owens, 32, has no shortage of fascinating stories — so many, in fact, that he says he often leaves dinner parties feeling like the TMI guy. His confessional style extends to Girls' shoegazing second album, Father, Son, Holy Ghost (True Panther), a gorgeous collection of heartbreak gospels. Take "Vomit," for example, which describes Owens' search for his abusive ex-girlfriend. "There's a Bible verse that says, 'As a dog returns to his vomit so a fool repeats his folly,' " Owens explains. "It's about codependency. All the songs are written in a moment of becoming overwhelmed."