Back in in January, ex-Girls frontman Christopher Owens released his debut solo record, Lysandre. While the album mirrored the multi-faceted approach of his former band, who sporadically leapt from shoegaze to surf to classic rock and back, Owens infused a clear sense of singer-songwriter reflections along the lines of Cat Stevens or Jeremy Taylor.
Now, Owens is really playing up that sensitive balladeer vibe by releasing an all-acoustic version of Lysandre. As a pre-download sample, stream the re-worked closing track, “Part of Me (Lysandre’s Epilogue)”, below. With just the hurried plucks of the guitar as support, Owens’ evocative voice and visceral lyrics become the well-deserved centerpiece.
Then, beginning tomorrow at 9:00AM ET, head to Owens’ official website to snag your copy for free.
A Lysandre Acoustic vinyl 10″ will be available shortly; pre-order your copy now at Fat Possum.
Update: Owens has also announced plans for a solo acoustic tour.
Christopher Owens 2013 Tour Dates:
05/24 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room *
06/08 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre *
06/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Icehouse *
06/12 – Chicago, IL @ Hideout *
06/15 – New York, NY @ The Slipper Room *
06/16 – New York, NY @ The Slipper Room *
06/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
06/20 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt *
06/21 – Oxford, MS @ Lamar Lounge *
06/23 – Austin, TX @ Cactus Cafe *
* = Solo acoustic