As reported by SF Weekly following Girls' frontman Christopher Owens's announcement on Twitter, one of SF's best-loved bands is done. Owens is leaving to make his own music, calling his reasons "personal" and adding, "I need to do this in order to progress." Girls released two records, Album in 2009 and Father, Son, Holy Ghost in 2011.
Our contributor Justine Fields might be one of the few folks not weeping over a vinyl collection right now. Read her review here of the band's performance last year at Great America Music Hall.
Watch the official video for "Honey Bunny," off Father, Son, Holy Ghost.
"Hillburg's songs are modern and fresh while also being eerily reminiscent of some of the best singer-songwriters of the classic era. She easily calls to mind the classic pop sensibilities of Harry Nillson, the romantic drama of Fleetwood Mac, the confessional lyricism of Joni Mitchell, and the effortless hooks of Paul McCartney--all without sacrificing her own strong and individual voice.
The 13 song album ranges from bittersweet ballads ("Raise the Saddle", "For Good"), to dance-pop ( "Wine in a Tea Cup"), to caustic folk ("Instead") and beyond. This is a brave and straightforward collection of songs. Warm, rich, and comforting, Anna Hillburg's first solo album is poised for big things. Release Date: March 25, 2013.Pressing Details: 500 pressed; black vinyl."