I wonder who will be writing me in twenty years, and what they’ll be looking for. Don’t worry, I’m not writing to talk about the things I’m looking for in life, I’ll spare you that. I’m writing to FINALLY be able to send you a song that I wrote in 2008. When I wrote this song I was the guitarist in a band called Holy Shit, Matt Fishbeck (our fearless leader) was the one who turned me on to Felt. I fell in love with your songs, I wouldn’t stop listening, I loved you and Maurice.
To make a long story a shorter story, I once wrote this song and wondered what you would sing to it, I could sometimes hear your voice but I didn’t dare write down any words. I never thought for a second you would ever hear it, I wondered if you would like it, all that. I called it Lawrence, after you. To send it to you now is incredible for me, I want to show you I’m thankful. You gave me something to love, or in other words you gave me love itself. You took something that can sometimes feel so common and dull and brought it back to life with so much beauty and verse. You gave me happiness, and you still do.
Anyway, I’d just like you to have it, it’s yours, take it as yours. Do anything you want with it. I hope you enjoy listening to it. And all the best to you forever and ever.
With love- Christopher Owens
And so goes the letter from Girls frontman and songwriter Christopher Owens to Felt, Denim and Go Kart Mozart frontman and songwriter, Lawrence.
The letter tells you everything you need to know about the song, which will be released on limited edition (1000 copies, no repress), heart-shaped red vinyl and digitally on December 6, 2011. It follows the release of Girls’ third record Father, Son, Holy Ghost, which was released to widespread acclaim on True Panther Sounds/Turnstile in September.
Girls will close out the year in Southern California with shows in Los Angeles and Santa Ana next month. The Lawrence 7” will be available to purchase at both dates. They will also revisit New York City early next year. These shows are their biggest US headlining performances to date. Visit tours for all tour dates., including European shows that begin tomorrow.
GIRLS US TOUR DATES
Dec 06 – The Music Box, Los Angeles, CA w/The Tyde, Melted ToysBuy tickets
Dec 07 – Galaxy Theatre, Santa Ana, CA Buy tickets
Jan 14 – Terminal 5, New York, NY Buy Tickets
GIRLS EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
11/8/11 – The Globe, Cardiff, Wales, UK
11/9/11 – Electric Ballroom, London, UK
11/10/11 – Girls/Stephen Malkmus. Ritz, Manchester, UK
11/11/11 – Stereo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
11/12/11 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
11/13/11 – Molotow, Hamburg, Germany
11/15/11 – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
11/16/11 – OT301, Amsterdam, Netherlands
11/17/11 – Werkstatt, Cologne, Germany
11/18/11 – Laiterie Club, Strasbourg, France
11/19/11 – Maroquinerie, Paris, France
11/21/11 – Wuk, Vienna, Austria
11/22/11 – Mascotte, Zurich, Switzerland
11/23/11 – Plastic, Milan, Italy
11/24/11 – Midi Festival, Hyeres, France
11/25/11 – Casino de l’Alianca, Barcelona, Spain
11/26/11 – Palacio Vistalegre, Madrid, Spain
11/27/11 – Joy Eslava, Madrid, Spain
11/29/11 – Lux Club, Lisbon, Portugal
11/30/11 – Casa De Musica, Porto, Portugal