Even better news is that he also announced an upcoming tour which will feature songs from Girls as well as solo material. There was a concern by some fans that he would avoid Girls songs in order to establish a new career as a solo artist with all new material. At a recent Portland show, fans were pleasantly surprised to hear the Girls song "My Ma" during a solo set which most expected to be limited to new solo material and selected covers. So this announcement means we might hear such Girls instant classics such as "Vomit", "Lust for Life" and "Hellhole Ratrace" live again.
Here are some videos from the recent Portland show:
The Pitchfork article is here: http://pitchfork.com/news/50370-christopher-owens-releases-acoustic-lysandre-lp/
Christopher Owens Releases Acoustic Lysandre LP, Announces Solo Acoustic Tour
By Jenn Pelly on April 17, 2013 at 07:36 a.m.
Check out the acoustic version of one of Lysandre's best tracks, closer "Part of Me (Lysandre's Epilogue)", above.
Coinciding with this release, Owens has also announced a solo acoustic tour for June, during which he'll play "songs spanning his entire career."
Watch Owens discuss Lysandre with Pitchfork.tv after the dates.
05-24 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera ^
06-07 Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room *
06-08 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre *
06-11 Minneapolis, MN - Icehouse *
06-12 Chicago, IL - Hideout *
06-15 New York, NY - The Slipper Room *
06-16 New York, NY - The Slipper Room *
06-19 Atlanta, GA - The Earl *
06-20 Nashville, TN - High Watt *
06-21 Oxford, MS - Lamar Lounge *
06-23 Austin, TX - Cactus Cafe *
^ with full band
* solo, acoustic