Monday, June 14, 2010

Song of the Day: Girls - Laura

Not many frontmen can say that they have escaped a cult. Not many lead singers have distanced themselves from a childhood so ugly and frowned upon, that most people wouldn't be able to function properly ever again. But that's what makes indie rock band Girls so interesting. Their sound is very recognizable, and has even been compared to Elvis Costello, Buddy Holly, and The Beach Boys. And you can hear it, that 1950's, chill, west coast rock, but with a darker, stranger twist. I would encourage any fan to research the cult, Children of God, the cult that frontman Christopher Owens was raised in. His strange childhood has granted his a unique perspective on life, one that he likes to share with us in his music.

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