February 27, 2012


Watch a Creepy Old Woman in New Girls Video


With their gem of a new album Father, Son, Holy Ghost, throwback rockers Girls craft simple and tender guitar pop songs that just slay your heart with a dull shiv, twist it over and over and then drag it through the seedy streets of the Tenderloin neighborhood of the band’s hometown San Francisco. It’s why that album is my favorite of 2011. One of those tracks is “My Ma,” and Girls just released a fitting video for it over at Conan O'Brien's Team Coco website.

“Oh god I’m tired,” singer-guitarist Chris Owens yearns on the track. “My heart is broken. It’s so hard to feel so all alone.” These lyrics are an apt summation of the video treatment: It’s a day in the life of an old woman—a kinda creepy one at that—who revisits keepsakes from her past, goes for a walk alone in the fog and later makes puke faces and other grimaces at the camera. Lonely old people—they do the darndest things!

Watch the video right here...