Girls is an indie rock band from San Francisco, California. Made up of two key members, Christopher Owens and Chet "JR" White. The band's lead singer, Christopher Owens, is a former member of the Children of God cult. The New York Times compared the band's sound to Elvis Costello, Buddy Holly, and The Beach Boys.
Upon arriving in San Francisco (via Amarillo, Texas), Owens met White, a Bay Area native who was raised in Santa Cruz, California. White began recording bands in his parents' garage. Upon meeting, the two developed a strong bond and interest in similar music, as well as a shared background in Punk/Hardcore music. Shortly thereafter Owens and White started recording what was to later be their debut album, titled Album.
A former member of the band Holy Shit with Ariel Pink and Matt Fishbeck, in an interview with Exclaim! magazine, Owens related much of how being part of the Children of God cult informed his childhood and his music. While there, he was not allowed to listen to music from outside the group, but was allowed to watch movies from which he absorbed music like Queen and Guns N' Roses. Girls' album is an "overflow of expression", as Owens could do whatever he liked on the album without worry for boundaries.
The band will release their 2nd full length album ‘Father, Son, Holy Ghost’ on September 12 in UK/Europe and on September 13 in the USA. On July 20, 2011, the band released "Vomit" from their upcoming album as a free download.
 Critical Acclaim
Pitchfork Media rated their single "Hellhole Ratrace" at 383 of the top 500 songs of the 2000s. Their 2009 debut album Album received a rating of 9.1/10 and was rated the 10th best album of 2009 by Pitchfork. In 2010, their EP Broken Dreams Club was rated the 22nd best album of the year by Pitchfork. In 2011, "Vomit", the first single from the band's second album, received a "Best New Music" designation from Pitchfork and a "Song of the Week" designation from The Tune.
The band toured Europe and returned to the U.S. in late 2009 for a national headlining tour. They are known for the use of drugs whilst making their first album, though in a 2009 interview with State magazine lead singer Christopher suggested this is now a more occasional indulgence. The group played the ATP New York 2010 music festival in Monticello, New York in September 2010.