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Girls is an indie rock band from San Franciscomarker, Californiamarker. The band's lead singer, Christopher Owens, is a former member of the Children of God cult.

The New York Times compared the band's sound to Elvis Costello, Buddy Holly, and the Beach Boys.


In an interview with Exclaim! magazine, Owens related much of how being part of the Children of God cult informed his childhood and his music. While there, he was not allowed to listen to music from outside the group, but was allowed to watch movies from which he absorbed music like Queen and Guns n' Roses. Girls' album is an "overflow of expression", as Owens could do whatever he liked on the album without worry for boundaries.

Critical Acclaim

Pitchfork Media rated their single "Hellhole Ratrace" as one of the top 500 songs of the 2000's. Their 2009 debut album Album received a rating of 9.1/10 from Pitchfork. On November 30, 2009, pop culture list website The Top 13 listed the best debut albums of 2009, rankingAlbum first.


, the band is on tour in Europe and will return to the U.S. in late 2009 for a national headlining tour. They are known for the use of drugs whilst making their first album, though in a 2009 interview with State magazine lead singer Christopher suggested this is now a more occasional indulgence.




  • "Lust for Life"/"Morning Light" (July 1, 2008, True Panther Sounds TRUE008)
    • Format: 7" vinyl, limited to 500 copies
    1. "Lust for Life" – 2:25
    2. "Morning Light" – 2:36
  • "Hellhole Ratrace" (July 6, 2009, Fantasytrashcan FANTASY001)
    • Format: 10" vinyl
    1. "Hellhole Ratrace" – 6:57
    2. "Solitude" – 3:44
  • "Lust for Life" (September 7, 2009, Fantasytrashcan FANTASY002)
    • Format: 7" vinyl
    1. "Lust for Life" – 2:25
    2. "Life in San Francisco" – 2:21
  • "Laura" (November 9, 2009, Fantasytrashcan FANTASY004)
    • Format: 7" vinyl
    1. "Laura" – 4:52
    2. "Oh Boy" – 2:41
  • "Morning Light" (February 22, 2010, Fantasytrashcan FANTASY005)
    • Format: 7" vinyl
    1. "Morning Light" – 2:36
    2. "End of the World" – 3:35


  4. Girls - Lust For Life/Morning Light (7", Single, Ltd) at Discogs
  5. Pitchfork: Girls to Release "Morning Light" Single

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