Girls frontman Christopher Owens’ songs and videos make me feel nostalgic for people I’ve never met and events I’ve neglected to embrace in a way that’s akin only to the work of filmmakers like Richard Linklater, Noah Baumbach, or Tom Tykwer. While we patiently await their forthcoming “best EP of all time,” Owens and company have uploaded two videos to helps us feel that unique emotion in the meantime: a new tour diary video from their spring European tour and a cover of Radiohead’s “No Surprises” performed live in Gothenburg, Sweden (via Fader/My Poproks).
The former was scrapped together from footage shot by Owens himself on an iPod Nano, and is soundtracked by — what My Poproks uncovered to be — Sonic Boom’s 1990 song “Angel.” In fact, this is the second video Girls have posted from their tour, as they uploaded a cameo-filled, possibly Twin Peaks cover-scored reel last month, as well.
As for the Radiohead cover, this isn’t a polished rendition, à la Danish X Factor or the School of Rock kids, but Owens’ heart is in it once again, and an inimitable moment is created. Watch both videos below:
February/March Tour Diary “No Surprises” Cover