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Girls’ Christopher Owens Just Surprise Released ‘Chrissybaby Forever’

Last week, former Girls frontman Christopher Owens released a track called "Selfish Feelings," and now he's followed that up with the surprise release of a…
Brennan Carley / May 27, 2015

Former Girls Frontman Christopher Owens Just Shared His ‘Selfish Feelings’

Christopher Owens — he of former Girls fame — has just shared a raucous new solo track called "Selfish Feelings." He noted on Twitter that the…
Brennan Carley / May 21, 2015

Christopher Owens Strips Down the Jackson 5’s ‘I’ll Be There’

During a recent stopover at the University of Minnesota college radio station Radio K, Christopher Owens unexpectedly broke out a decidedly un-Christopher Owens song to…
Rachel Brodsky / November 13, 2014

Outside Lands 2014: SPIN’s Best Portraits

At last weekend's Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, SPIN hosted some of music's best and brightest talent in the Toyota Soundwave tent for a three-day…
Jolie Ruben / August 12, 2014

Christopher Owens Goes Rockabilly on ‘Nothing More Than Everything to Me’

Christopher Owens has been teasing his second solo album for the past few months, dropping the soulful "It Comes Back to You" in March and the…
Dan Reilly / July 9, 2014

Christopher Owens Sings of Family in Touching ‘Stephen’ Stream

Former Girls guy Christopher Owens shared a new song on Twitter Thursday, writing, "Like I used to do on myspace. Check out my new joint…
Chris Martins / May 1, 2014

Christopher Owens’ ‘It Comes Back to You’ Shows Off His Soulful Side

Christopher Owens surprised fans today by releasing a new song, "It Comes Back to You," and announcing the upcoming release of his second solo album.
Dan Reilly / March 5, 2014

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Phoenix, Christopher Owens, Meat Puppets, Junip, and More

It's Wednesday — that means we've got another cluster of albums ready for streaming. Strap on a pair of headphones and dive in: 1) Phoenix, Bankrupt!. "The…
Kyle McGovern / April 17, 2013

Grab Christopher Owens’ Free, Unplugged ‘Lysandre’ Remake, Then See Him on Tour

Yesterday, SPIN premiered Christopher Owens' re-recorded "Part of Me," from the former Girls frontman's new acoustic version of last year's solo album Lysandre. Now Owens has…
Marc Hogan / April 17, 2013

Preview Christopher Owens’ ‘Lysandre Acoustic’ Album With Bittersweet ‘Part of Me’

With his previous band Girls, Christopher Owens made his name unabashedly exploring emotional fragility over a combination of pop and garage-rock that swooned or swirled…
Chris Martins / April 16, 2013

See Christopher Owens Maintain His Mellow in ‘Here We Go Again’ Video

Former Girls frontman Christopher Owens may not have hit all of the marks with his considerably softened solo debut Lysandre, but the effort does come…
Chris Martins / March 13, 2013

Watch Christopher Owens Eat at Bob’s Big Boy in Tour Diary

During Christopher Owens' time with Girls, the singer routinely posted behind-the-scenes footage for each month that band was on the road. Owens dramatically split from…
Daniel Kreps / January 30, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Toro y Moi, Christopher Owens, Camper Van Beethoven, More

It's Tuesday, which means it's time to hole up with some headphones and sample the 10 new albums below.1) Camper Van Beethoven, La Costa Perdida.
Kyle McGovern / January 15, 2013

Girls’ Christopher Owens Calls Communist Leader Mao Zedong a ‘Hipster’

In Mike Powell's SPIN review of Lysandre, the solo debut of Christopher Owens, he identifies the former Girls singer as "a proud reader of books." Indeed, the…
Chris Martins / January 14, 2013

Christopher Owens, ‘Lysandre’ (Fat Possum)

Last July, Chris Owens — the boyish, melancholic singer-songwriter behind indie-rock band Girls — announced he was going solo. Well, what he announced was that…
Mike Powell / January 14, 2013

Hear Christopher Owens Opener Melted Toys’ Synth-Baked ‘Always’

As former Girls frontman Christopher Owens sets out on tour in support of solo album Lysandre, he has tapped another San Francisco-based group, Melted Toys, to…
Marc Hogan / January 9, 2013

Christopher Owens Brings Bleating Saxophone to ‘New York City’

Mayor Bloomberg has long fought traffic congestion, but there's a whole lot of honking on "New York City," the latest track to surface from Christopher…
Marc Hogan / December 10, 2012

Girls’ Christopher Owens Vows Never to Play in a Band Again

In July, Christopher Owens unexpectedly announced the seemingly premature demise of his band Girls less than a year after they released their Essential second album,…
Chris Martins / November 29, 2012

Ex-Girls’ Leader Christopher Owens Plays ‘Lysandre’ In Full at Solo Live Debut

Everything about ex-Girls frontman Christopher Owens' solo debut show last Friday night felt special. First there was the ride in what its operator declared was…
Barry Walters / November 12, 2012

Christopher Owens Will Preview ‘Lysandre’ Live

Christopher Owens will be taking his solo debut Lysandre on the road, and he'll be playing it in full from beginning to end, the Girls frontman…
Marc Hogan / October 29, 2012
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