Christopher Owens

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Christopher David Owens is a former member of the Children of God cult and current leader singer of the "Girls" indie rock band from San Francisco, California. While a member, he reportedly appeared in children's music videos distributed by The Family.

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[edit] Band information

The New York Times compared the band's sound to Elvis Costello, Buddy Holly, and the Beach Boys.[1]

[edit] Critical Acclaim

Pitchfork Media rated their single "Hellhole Ratrace" as one of the top 500 songs of the 2000's.[2] Their 2009 debut album Album received a rating of 9.1/10 from Pitchfork.[3].

[edit] Touring

As of mid-2009, the band is on tour in Europe and will return to the U.S. in late 2009 for a national headlining tour. They are well known for the use of drugs whilst making their first album, though in a recent interview [4] lead singer Christopher suggested this is now a more occasional indulgence.

[edit] Discography

[edit] Albums

  • Album (2009, True Panther Sounds) #136 Billboard 200[5], #3 Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums[6]

[edit] Singles

  • "Hellhole Ratrace" (2008, self-release)
  • "Lust for Life/Morning Light" (2008, self-release)
  • "Life in San Francisco" (2009, True Panther Sounds)
  • "Hellhole Ratrace" (re-release) (2009, True Panther Sounds)

[edit] References

  1. Caramanica, Jon (2009-09-03). "So Many Boys and Girls, as Well as Some Men". New York Times (retrieved 2009-09-28)
  2. "Features: The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s: 500-201". Pitchfork, 2009-08-17 (retrieved 2009-09-26)
  3. "Album Reviews: Girls: Album". Pitchfork, 2009-09-25 (retrieved 2009-09-26)
  4. http://www.state.ie/2009/10/interview-with-girls/
  5. http://www.billboard.com/artist/girls/1071413#/artist/girls/chart-history/1071413
  6. http://www.billboard.com/artist/girls/1071413#/artist/girls/chart-history/1071413?f=324&g=Albums

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