After revisiting Girls’ “Lust For Life” video tonight, it was striking how well it captured both everything and nothing of my experience as an East Coast transplant in the San Francisco Bay Area over the past few years. Its past-life nostalgia and “streetcar visions” all make for a wild ride, sure, but thank god the meter isn’t up anytime soon…
Frontman Christopher Owens chatted with Drowned In Sound (via Crumbler) this week and — though a new LP won’t be hitting shelves till next year at earliest — a new EP is on the way. Not just any ol’ EP, though:
“I want to call the a-side ‘Fucking A and the b-side ‘Fucking B’,” said Owens, “and I want it to be the best EP of all time!” He’s written seventy new songs, you see, and has “picked out six” for the new record, including one of the first songs he wrote.
“It’s called ‘Carolina’ – there’s a version of it on the internet – and it hasn’t really been done justice yet,” Owens added, describing later, “It’s written about this girl who was ‘Miss Teen South Carolina’…, and they asked her a question and she said something really silly about wanting to teach people in Iraq how to read, and I thought to myself “Did she really just say that?”