Girls: Album Stream


Although there’s a whole bunch of albums coming out on Sept. 22nd that are worth getting excited about, the debut from San Francisco’s Girls is one of the particularly noteworthy. A band fixated on simplicity — a point driven home by their name, record title (Album), and their music itself — Girls make the most of very little. Reportedly recorded in “rehearsal spaces” with “broken equipment” on reel-to-reel tape machines and an old computer that had a tendency to crash and lose data, Album is an imperfect, emotionally resonant batch of warm and depressive guitar-centered indie pop. And a couple days ago True Panther Sounds and Matador Records made it available to stream, in full, via Soundcloud. Give it a listen down below and fall in love like so many have already.

Girls are about to embark on an extensive European tour next week, but will return for some U.S. shows in November. Peep the domestic dates after the jump (you can view the European dates over at their myspace page).

Download: Girls – Lust for Life
Download: Girls – Hellhole Ratrace
Buy: You can pre-order Album from the Matador Records webstore as CD, LP, MP3, or FLAC. Also, if you enter the promo code “girls” at checkout you get 15% off.

Nov. 2 — Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
Nov. 3 — Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Nov. 4 — Philadelphia, PA @┬áKung Fu Necktie
Nov. 6 — New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Nov. 7 — Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Nov. 9 — Montreal, QUE @ Il Motore
Nov. 10 — Toronto, ONT @ El Mocambo
Nov. 12 — Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Nov. 13 — Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Nov. 14 — Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Nov. 17 — Seattle, WA @ Nuemos
Nov. 18 — Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Nov. 20 — San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
Nov. 21 — San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Dec. 4 — San Diego, CA @ [Venue TBA]
Dec. 5 — Los Angeles, CA @┬áThe Troubadour
Dec. 6 — Santa Barbara, CA @ Club Mercy
Dec. 8 — Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Dec. 9 — Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits
Dec. 11 — Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
Dec. 12 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court