Monday, February 27, 2012

Girls Release New Video for "My Ma"

Chet "JR" White with Christopher Owen of Girls
The third video off the San Francisco band Girls' release Father, Son, Holy Ghost debuted today via the Team Coco website.  I picked this melancholy track for my Fall 2011 playlist, struck by its plaintive lyrics as sweetly sung by Christopher Owen.  Owen's background includes an upbringing in the Children of God cult (which he escaped by following an older sister from Slovenia to Texas at age sixteen) and recent heavy drug addiction, so his rich delivery has a harried history behind it.  

The video does not show any band members, but depicts an elderly couple out living out in the wilderness.  It was directed and edited by Aaron Brown (Focus Creeps).  At least the group can be seen soon on Conan March 22 and along a West Coast tour which includes Coachella.  The band also announced the release of a 7" single of "My Ma b/w Love Life" on May 22, a one-time pressing of 1000.  Per usual, Owen has designed the artwork for this special edition (see below).