In My Room: Girls' Christopher Owens

The Girls' frontman shows us around his San Francisco pad

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[Credit: Douglas Adesko]
WRITTEN BY
Jennifer Maerz

ABOUT OUR HOST
Having escaped the controversial Children of God cult when he was 16, singer-guitarist Christopher Owens, 32, has no shortage of fascinating stories — so many, in fact, that he says he often leaves ?dinner parties feeling like the TMI guy. His ?confessional style extends to Girls' shoegazing ?second album, Father, Son, Holy Ghost (True ?Panther), a gorgeous collection of heartbreak ?gospels. Take "Vomit," for example, which describes Owens' search for his abusive ex-girlfriend. "There's a Bible verse that says, 'As a dog returns to his vomit so a fool repeats his folly,'?" Owens explains. "It's about codependency. All the songs are written in a moment of becoming overwhelmed."

Shot for SPIN in San Francisco, August 29, 2011

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