Girls – “Hellhole Ratrace”

Congrats to SF’s Girls, whose debut full length album, er, Album, will be released September 22nd on True Panther Sounds in conjunction with the venerable Matador Records. The band’s debut 7″ was terrific, and their live shows equally compelling, and Matador is whetting my appetite with the description below:

Built on the powerful songwriting of Christopher Owens and the ethereal production of Chet “JR” White, Girls recorded Album in a variety of bedrooms and rehearsal studios in their adopted hometown, San Francisco. The resulting 12 tracks are the perfect San Francisco summer record, evoking a narcotic, sunny afternoon in Dolores Park, yet promising the eventual hangover of summer’s departure. Album is a redemptive song-cycle about the various characters and desires that color Christopher Owens’s life. Described by the band as “honest, loose, ethereal, obnoxious and perfect,” it is a sincere tribute to the majesty of great pop music and the healing power of rock and roll.

Catch Girls this Wednesday at Club Club You’re Dead at The Stud, or at the Rickshaw Stop on July 21st. All of the band’s upcoming US tour dates are over at their MySpace page.