Girls Gone Wild

Girls grasp the cult of celebrity: Aidin Vaziri | Christopher Owens might not be the only indie-rock star born into a cult, but in the past few weeks he has become the most famous. The doe-eyed San Francisco transplant has been touring across Europe and North America with his band Girls, playing for growing audiences nightly while spending his days recounting how he grew up cut off from the secular world as a member of the itinerant religious clan Children of God. It seems like an odd way to sell a new band, whose first release, “Album,” has drawn universal acclaim from tastemakers such as Pitchfork and Spin. Owens doesn’t seem to mind, though. “I’m used to being introduced as a weirdo,” the singer-songwriter shrugs. Read more.

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