Returning with a new album a little less than a year after the Broken Dreams Club EP, Girls have announced that their second full length, Father, Son, Holy Ghost, will come out September 13th on True Panther. Says the label:
On the third anniversary of the birth of Girls as a band Christopher Owens and Chet White found themselves entering the studio to begin recording their second album. More a collection of gear than a studio, recording took place in the bowels of a San Francisco office building. The two teamed up with new drummer Darren Weiss and guitarist John Anderson assembling performances and ultimately creating new music and musical relationships to carry the band through its newest incarnation.
The band’s also announced a slate of upcoming tour dates, culminating in two nights at the Great American Music Hall on October 8th (9pm, $20) and 9th (8pm, $20). Tickets go on sale on Friday, July 15th.
No songs have yet been leaked from the new record, so, instead, here’s Girls’ cover of Daniel Johnston’s “True Love Will Find You in the End” from a live session a few years ago. I’ve had this cover rattling around in my head a lot lately, and it reminds me of many of the reasons I like Girls so much. Like Johnston, Owens can translate feelings of vulnerability, optimism, and sadness in a way that feels unfiltered and sincere.
Full tour dates below.
Sep 03 Los Angeles, CA â€“ FYF
Sep 14 Atlanta, GA â€“ Variety Playhouse
Sep 15 Asheville, NC â€“ Orange Peel
Sep 16 Nashville. TN â€“ Mercy Lounge
Sep 17 Chapel Hill, NC â€“ Catâ€™s Cradle
Sep 19 Washington, DC â€“ 9:30 Club
Sep 20 Philadelphia, PA â€“ Theatre of Living Arts
Sep 22 New York, NY â€“ Bowery Ballroom
Sep 23 New York, NY â€“ Bowery Ballroom
Sep 24 Boston, MA â€“ Paramount Center
Sep 25 Montreal, QC â€“ Corona Cabaret (POP Montreal Festival)
Sep 27 Toronto, ONT â€“ Mod Club Theatre
Sep 29 Chicago, IL â€“ Lincoln Hall
Sep 30 Madison, WI â€“ Majestic Theatre
Oct 01 Minneapolis, MN â€“ First Ave Nightclub
Oct 04 Vancouver, BC â€“ Biltmore Cabaret
Oct 05 Seattle, WA â€“ Neptune Theatre
Oct 06 Portland, OR â€“ Wonder Ballroom
Oct 08 San Francisco, CA â€“ Great American Music Hall
Oct 09 San Francisco, CA â€“ Great American Music Hall