This news came through as a bummer. As you probably saw on his twitter nad True Panther page, Girls lead singer and founder Christopher Owens has left the band.
"This may come as a surprise to many & has been an issue of much thought for me. My decision was not easy to make. I am leaving Girls. My reasons at this time are personal. I need to do this in order to progress. I will continue to write & record music. More will be announced soon. I thank you all for everything."
That sucks since he is the band, with the other perminant member being the silent Chet White. He has not commented on Chris' announcement. The What? Where? Why? is to be determined. It remains to be seen what will become of the Girls name and their two albums and EP of avante-guarde, kitchen sink pop. They had a good thing going. Heck, I saw them in Tokyo, which forever bonds me to the group.