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Former Girls frontman Christopher Owens releases surprise album Chrissybaby Forever — listen

The 16-track effort sees Owens returning to his roots

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    Former Girls frontman Christopher Owens released his second solo effort, A New Testament, last October. Just a few months down the line and already he’s back with another full-length. Surprise album Chrissybaby Forever spans a hearty 16 songs and was recorded at Decibel Studio in San Francisco. According to the singer-songwriter, the LP represents a return to form aesthetically.

    “What I wanted to touch on with this record was more in keeping with the Girls albums — the beginning, the root stuff,” Owens tells Stereogum, adding, “The stuff I played by myself.”

    “The album was made with me and my best friend: just a musician and engineer producing. There are limitations, and those can be good things. My solos aren’t going to be as fancy, but they’re going to sound like me. Those were things I wanted to try again.”

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    The result is an album that sounds more in line with Owens’ earlier work with Girls. There are hints of Father, Son, Holy Ghost, but most of the emphasis seems to be on the breezy, jangle pop stylings circa 2009’s “Laura” and “Lust For Life” — this can especially be heard on Chrissybaby tracks “Another Loser Fuck Up”, “Coffee and Tea”, and “Selfish Feelings”. Listen to the LP in full below.

    Chrissybaby Forever Tracklist:
    01. Intro
    02. Another Loser Fuck Up
    03. Music of My Heart
    04. Coffee and Tea
    05. Me Oh My
    06. Heroine (Got Nothing On You)
    07. What About Love
    08. Out of Bed (Lazy Head)
    09. Selfish Feelings
    10. Waste Away
    11. Susanna
    12. When You Say I Love You
    13. I Love You Like I Do
    14. Inside Out
    15. Come On and Kiss Me
    16. To Take Care of Myself Again

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    In support, Owens will tour North America for most of June.

    Christopher Owens 2015 Tour Dates:
    06/03 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
    06/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
    06/05 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
    06/06 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
    06/09 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
    06/11 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
    06/12 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
    06/13 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
    06/16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
    06/18 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    06/19 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
    06/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
    06/21 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
    06/24 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
    06/25 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room
    06/26 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
    06/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
    06/30 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
    07/01 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
    07/02 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

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