New Girls Single + Tour Dates

Girls are already one of 2011’s can’t-miss acts after releasing one of the year’s best in Father, Son, Holy Ghost (review), so it’s fortunate they added a slew of new dates, two in California to end the year and one 2012 date in NYC:

Dec 06 – The Music Box, Los Angeles, CA with Tyde and Melted Toys
Dec 07 – Galaxy Theatre, Santa Ana, CA
Jan 14 – Terminal 5, New York,  NY

Girls are also releasing a new single, “Lawrence”, on 12/6. A tribute to the engimatic and elusive frontman of Felt (Lawrence Hayward), the release is a single-sided heart-shaped 7″ that will be limited to 1000 copies. Don’t fret though… digital copies will be endlessly available. Pre-order it here.

This letter, from Girls frontman Christopher Owens, says everything you need to know about the upcoming single:

Dear Lawrence,

I wonder who will be writing me in twenty years, and what they’ll be looking for. Don’t worry, I’m not writing to talk about the things I’m looking for in life, I’ll spare you that. I’m writing to FINALLY be able to send you a song that I wrote in 2008. When I wrote this song I was the guitarist in a band called Holy Shit, Matt Fishbeck (our fearless leader) was the one who turned me on to Felt. I fell in love with your songs, I wouldn’t stop listening, I loved you and Maurice.

To make a long story a shorter story, I once wrote this song and wondered what you would sing to it, I could sometimes hear your voice but I didn’t dare write down any words. I never thought for a second you would ever hear it, I wondered if you would like it, all that. I called it Lawrence, after you. To send it to you now is incredible for me, I want to show you I’m thankful. You gave me something to love, or in other words you gave me love itself. You took something that can sometimes feel so common and dull and brought it back to life with so much beauty and verse. You gave me happiness, and you still do.

Anyway, I’d just like you to have it, it’s yours, take it as yours. Do anything you want with it. I hope you enjoy listening to it. And all the best to you forever and ever.

With love – Christopher Owens

We’ll be looking forward to this ode, for sure.

Girls – My Ma

Girls – Hellhole Ratrace

Girls – God Damned

more MP3s available via our review.

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Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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