Archive for the 'girls' Category

Christopher Owens statement

By Patrick on Monday, July 2nd, 2012

As reported on the Turnstile and True Panther blogs:

Dear all,

This may come as a surprise to many & has been an issue of much thought for me. My decision was not easy to make.

I am leaving Girls. My reasons at this time are personal. I need to do this in order to progress.

I will continue to write & record music. More will be announced soon. I thank you all for everything.


GIRLS perform on CONAN + then again at COACHELLA

By Todd Netter on Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Long time fans, first time performers!  Last night Girls were able to stop by Conan for a very special appearance, their very first on his show.  Those who tuned in were treated to a heartfelt rendition of Love Like A River.  For anyone who missed it, the good folks at Conan have provided this clip from the show.

Girls are now headed into the desert for a special show at Pappy & Harriet’s tonight in Pioneertown, CA and then hit Coachella tomorrow for the second weekend of madness.

Matador & True Panther Sounds In Austin, TX This Week

By Gerard on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Notice how careful I was not to use the trademarked brand-name, S—- By S——–?  That’s because the several of the events below require neither a badge nor a wristband to attend.  We’ve helpfully pointed out the exceptions, however.  As always, we’re thrilled to bits to taking part, even in the tiniest of ways, in this great annual rock biz circle jerk (that sometimes features former members of the Circle Jerks) and on behalf of my fellow Austin residents, I’d like to welcome you to America’s most self-satisfied Live Music Parking Lot Capitol.

This doesn’t mean, however, you can come over to my house.

Friday, March 16, Brooklyn Vegan / Power of the Riff / Thrasher / Converse “Death Match”, Scoot Inn, 1308 E. 4th St. , 2pm (free)

Saturday, March 17, Mess With Texas, outside stage,  1105 E. 5th St., 2:45pm (free)
Saturday, March 17, Flower Booking Presents at Red 7, 611 E. 7th St., 8pm*

Monday, March 12, The Mohawk (inside stage), 10:20pm, (free)

Wednesday, March 14,  Bar 96, 96 Rainey Street, 10pm*  (with Screaming Females, Titus Andronicus)

Thursday, March 15,  Mess With Texas, 1105 E. 5th St., 1pm (with The Men, Cults)
Thursday, March 15,  Brooklyn Vegan Presents at Hotel Vegas, 1500 E. 6th St., 4pm (free)

Saturday, March 17, Red Eyed Fly, 715 Red River, 2pm (free) (with Bleached)
Saturday March 17, Pure Volume House at Roy’s, 340 E. 2nd St., 4:15pm (with Cymbals Eat Guitars) (free)

Thursday, March 15, Mess With Texas, 1100 E. 5th St., 3pm (free)
Thursday, March 15, High Road Booking Presents at Stubb’s, 801 Red River, 10pm*

Friday, March 16, Rhapsody Party, Club DeVille, 900 Red River  1:4pm (with Washed Out, Zola Jesus) (free)
Friday, March 16, Windish Agency Presents at ND Studios, 501 North IH-35, 8pm *

Saturday, March 17, Mess With Texas, 1105 E. 5th St., 4pm (free)

* – official SXSW event : badges and wristbands get first shot.  Venue might elect to sell tickets if they’re not at capacity.


Girls – “My Ma” video debuts with Team Coco, band to perform on Conan March 22, 7″ upcoming

By Gabe on Monday, February 27th, 2012

Today, our friends at Team Coco have premiered the video for “My Ma”, in advance of Girls’ March 22 performance on Conan on TBS.

“My Ma” is the third video from Father, Son, Holy Ghost (still available to purchase), following the “Vomit” and “Honey Bunny” videos.

“My Ma” was directed and edited by Aaron Brown (Focus Creeps) and shot by Grant Singer and Aaron Brown:

Also, as a thank you to the stores that participated in Girls Across America (the first ever nationwide instore that took place in September 2011) Girls are pleased to announce the May 22 release of a “My Ma b/w Love Life” 7″ single.

This 7” will be a one-time pressing of 1000, available only at the 159 participating stores (more info to come on when and where you can find the 7″). A small gesture of appreciation to all those great stores that have supported the band.

Girls are on tour starting March 1 finishing up at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival:

Mar 01 Santa Cruz CA – Coconut Grove
Mar 02 San Diego CA – Birch North Park Theatre
Mar 03 Phoenix AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Mar 05 Albuquerque NM – Launchpad
Mar 07 San Antonio TX – White Rabbit
Mar 08 Austin TX – La Zona Rosa
Mar 09 Dallas TX – Granada Theatre
Mar 12 New Orleans LA – One Eyed Jacks
Mar 13 Houston TX – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
Mar 16 Englewood CO – Gothic Theatre
Mar 17 Salt Lake City UT – In The Venue
Mar 18 Reno NV – Cargo At CommRow
Apr 13 & Apr 20 Indio CA – Coachella

Intended Play 2012 – For The Vinyl-Phobic Amongst, The Price Just Dropped From $2 To Free

By Gerard on Friday, February 24th, 2012

(I really don’t see the resemblance)

Back in early January WE SHOCKED THE MUSIC WORLD with news of a $1.98 Matador/True Panther Sounds sampler LP including (mostly) new songs from The Young, Ceremony, Lee Ranaldo Tanlines, Perfume Genius, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Fucked Up, Girls, Cold Cave, Esben and The Witch and Kurt Vile. It’s come to our attention that a) there’s a few stragglers out there who’ve yet to order this limited edition LP, and b) some of you either trashed your record players or simply prefer music in digital form.

So here’s the deal — you can still order the vinyl version from The Matador Store or hound your local retailer who might’ve filed it in THE $2 BIN.  Failing that, here’s a free download of the entire compilation. You’re welcome!

V/A – Intended Play (zip)

Matador/True Panther radio action(s) for Friday, February 3

By Hector on Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Connoisseurs of live radio performance have a great deal on their plate today, and you have us to thank for it.

Seattle singer/songwriter (and star of the year’s most controversial ad so far) Perfume Genius performs live on hometown station KEXP today at 2:00PM EST/11:00AM PST. Listen at 90.3FM or online at, and pre-order the new Perfume Genius album, Put Your Back N 2 It, here.

Also this afternoon, Girls return to the World Cafe studios to play some songs from last year’s world-beating sophomore album, Father, Son, Holy Ghost. The show starts at 2:00PM EST/11:00AM PST, and can be heard at 88.5FM in Philadelphia, or online at Can’t catch the session when it airs? It’ll be on NPR’s website later in the day, and you can also find out when your local public radio station airs World Cafe at this link. And while you’re here, you might as well pick up a copy of Father, Son, Holy Ghost for yourself, or for a treasured friend.

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Finally, the aforementioned Ceremony live session on WNYU starts at 5:00PM EST/2:00PM PST and is not to be missed. Don’t forget to pre-order their upcoming album, Zoo, right here.

Intended Play 2012, the vinyl bargain of the year & some good music to boot

By Robby on Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Today we’re psyched to tell you that OLE-981 is the Matador Records & True Panther Sounds’ 2012 Intended Play Sampler hits shelves on January 14. This (insanely) budget-priced vinyl sampler showcases new tracks and now-classics from the Matador/True Panther syndicate circa 2011-2012, and much like the Cherry Red sampler from which this LP finds inspiration, is destined to rank at #1 on all music retail charts.

Oh, did we mention its costs $1.98!?!

The comp features unreleased tracks from: THE YOUNG (Austin, TX – Matador debut Spring 2012), CEREMONY (Rohnert Park, CA – Hysteria 7” coming February 2012), LEE RANALDO (from
Between the Times & The Tides, March 20), PERFUME GENIUS (sophomore album, Put Your
Back Into It
, February ), STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS (unreleased track from Mirror Traffic
sessions) and True Panther bros, TANLINES.

The album also features 2011 favorites, GIRLS (from Father, Son, Holy Ghost on True Panther), KURT VILE (from So Outta Reach EP), ESBEN & THE WITCH (Hexagons EP, first time on vinyl), FUCKED UP (from the David Comes To Life companion 7″) & COLD CAVE (exclusive re-mix/remaster of the Cherish The Light Years favorite).

Revisit your favorites from 2011, and get a preview of 2012 from your friends at Matador Records and True
Panther Sounds for under two dollars!

1 THE YOUNG – Don’t Hustle For Love*
2 KURT VILE – Life’s A Beach
3 GIRLS – My Ma
4 CEREMONY – Hysteria*
6 LEE RANALDO – Off The Wall*
7 FUCKED UP – Into The Light
8 ESBEN & THE WITCH – Hexagons II
9 PERFUME GENIUS – All Waters*
10 COLD CAVE – Confetti (edit)
* unreleased

Pre-order it HERE or find it in your favorite vinyl retailer on 1/17)

NYC Girls Fans: Buy The Album, Get A Free Ticket

By Michael on Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Sometimes over here at Matador HQ we like to try wacky shit like making videos featuring famous funny guys or buying a single Soda Stream for 15 people to use and then wonder why it runs out of gas after a day and a half.

But this time we’re doing something a little more simple and a lot more awesome.

As you already know, Girls are playing Terminal 5 on Saturday January 14. As you probably know, tickets are disappearing faster than (insert Kardashian wedding joke here). So just for you, NYC, we’ve teamed up with some of the best independent records stores in the Big Apple to offer a FREE TICKET when you purchase a copy of Father, Son, Holy Ghost (while supplies last, of course).

Simple as that. Buy the new album at regular price, get a free ticket to the show at Terminal 5.

Visit Other Music, Generation Records, Sound Fix, Permanent Records or Academy Annex NOW because they’ve each only got a handful of tickets. Do it. DO IT. See you at the show.

Girls – For No One session debuts

By Gabe on Monday, November 28th, 2011

Today For No One, along with Refinery 29, brings us a lovely rendition of “Love Like A River” from Father, Son, Holy Ghost. The album is on sale for $6.99 at Amazon (the sale ends tomorrow, so hurry!). The session:

As announced, Girls will release an insane new 7″ on December 6th, and you can pre-order it now.

Finally, Girls have two of their biggest ever US shows coming up soon: Tuesday December 6th at the Fonda in LA (tickets) and Saturday Jan 14th at Terminal 5 in NYC (buy tickets or win them from Refinery 29). If you live in Santa Ana, you aren’t left out, either.

Bringing you some black friday deals, without fear of being trampled

By Robby on Monday, November 21st, 2011

Head over to Amazon MP3 to grab the following for a new low price of $6.99 from 11/21-29, as part of their Black Friday Hits promotion.

Thurston Moore  ‘Demolished Thoughts’
Kurt Vile  ‘Smoke Ring For My Halo’
Girls  ‘Father, Son, Holy Ghost’ (on True Panther)

You can also find these titles on the popular CD & vinyl formats at the Matador webstore, or your favorite local indie retailer.