Christopher Owens: “Lysandre’s Theme” / “Here We Go” (via SoundCloud)
Just a few months after Christopher Owens announced he’d leave his own band, Girls, the singer-songwriter has confirmed details of his debut solo LP. Out January 15 in the U.S. and January 14 in the UK, and titled Lysandre, the record will be released via Fat Possum/Turnstile.
Check out the first two cuts, “Lysandre’s Theme” and “Here We Go” above, via Owens’ website.
The record takes on the narrative of “a coming of age story, a road trip, a love story,” according to a press release, following Owens from San Francisco to New York to France, where he falls in love with a girl named Lysandre. That’s the cover art, above, shot by Ryan McGinley..
The record features Owens on guitars/vocals as well as Evan Weiss (guitar), Matthew Kallman (keyboard), Vince Meghrouni (saxophone/flute), David Sutton (bass), Seth Kasper (drums), Hannah Hunt (vocals) and Cally Robertson (vocals). It was recorded with Doug Boehm, who has worked with Girls..
After the tracklisting, watch Chris Owens perform several Lysandre cuts at Matador’s 21st anniversary celebration in Las Vegas in 2010. (The first seems to be “A Broken Heart”, but that’s unconfirmed.)
01 Lysandre’s Theme
02 Here We Go
03 New York City
04 A Broken Heart
05 Here We Go Again
06 Riviera Rock
07 Love Is in the Ear of the Listener
09 Everywhere You Knew
10 Closing Theme
11 Part of Me (Lysandre’s Epilogue)