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[Download] Christopher Owens Releases Acoustic Version of 'Lysandre'

Former Girls frontman Christopher Owens released his debut solo album Lysandre earlier this year, and the genre-spanning album is now getting a full acoustic treatment. Owens has released an eight-track acoustic version of the LP for free download. With the simple plucks of his guitar to aid him, Owens croons and swoons with calm delivery. Stream the acoustic version of "Here We Go" below for a taste of this, and download the full album here.

Owens will be going on tour to promote his acoustic stylings this June, with dates starting on the 7th in Salt Lake City. Check out the full tour docket after the jump.

Christopher Owens Acoustic Tour Dates:

June 7th – Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
June 8th – Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre
June 11th – Minneapolis, MN Icehouse
June 12th – Chicago, IL Hideout
June 15th – New York, NY The Slipper Room
June 16th – New York, NY The Slipper Room
June 19th – Atlanta, GA The Earl  - Tickets here
June 20th – Nashville, TN High Watt
June 21st – Oxford, MS Lamar Lounge
June 23rd – Austin, TX Cactus Cafe

[Listen] Christopher Owens - 'Lysandre' (Full Album Stream)

It was a sad day when Christopher Owens announced that Girls would be no more, but that sadness quickly dissipated as Owens directed his efforts towards a solo career. While the solo outing sees him exploring some new territory, fans of Girls should feel right at home in the soft, sunsoaked sounds on offer throughout Lysandre. The album is a great solo debut, to say the least, as Owens spins a tale of love and loss, with the stark honesty of his lyrics weaving in and out of beautiful upbeat instrumentation. Much of the album combines the familiar with the exotic, with songs such as "New York City" displaying a newfound curiosity in Owens. That song, for example, rather bluntly surprises you with fantastic saxophone work, but the beauty is that it doesn't overshadow the rest of the undeniably energetic track.

With honest, thoughtful lyrics and a familiar yet expansive sound, Lysandre is a great first outing for Owens' blossoming solo career. So, before it hits stores and digital retailers next Tuesday, why not judge for yourself by listening to the full album below.

[Listen] Christopher Owens - "Lysandre’s Theme" & "Here We Go"

Back in July, Girls frontman Christopher Owens called it quits, saying he left the band "in order to progress", and that he would "continue to write & record music". Well, as it turns out, that day has come, as he has announced his debut solo album Lysandre, which will be released on January 15th through Fat Possum. The album is described as "a coming of age story, a road trip story, a love story" inspired by Girls' first tour in the summer of '08. He has also offered up two tracks from the upcoming album, "Lysandre’s Theme" & "Here We Go", both of which can be heard together below.

[News] Christopher Owens Leaves Girls

Girls frontman Christopher Owens has announced that he has officially left the band via his Twitter, saying the following:

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. Sincerely–Christopher

The news comes as quite a shock, seeing as the band has seen a great deal of praise and success following the release of their sophomore album Father, Son, Holy Ghost last September. J.R. White, the other half and co-founder of Girls, has yet to release a statement regarding Owens' departure, but stay posted for updates.