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- Posted on Apr 26th 2010 12:30PM by Shelley White
"I love Taylor Swift, she's my favourite artist out of anybody," the singer for San Francisco rockers Girls tells Spinner. "I want to write songs for her. I know she likes to write her own songs, but I want to at least write some and send them to her label. That's something I plan to do, and I don't think that's crazy. That's perfectly realistic for me."
If a musical marriage between America's bubblegum-country sweetheart and the jangly, lo-fi upstarts seems surprising, there's something you should know about Girls: though they carry the Pitchfork stamp of approval, they aren't interested in being indie rock poster boys.
"If I had to pick sides I would be in the Top 40 pop camp. Rock 'n' roll has never done anything for me. I hate it," says Owens. "I don't even like modern indie rock, it's so rare to find something I like. We played the Beach House record and we're like, 'Wow, I love this' and were like, surprised. I love Beyonce, I think she's the greatest R&B singer of our time."
"I like Mariah Carey a lot," adds Owens' bandmate J.R. White.
"A lot of people in indie rock wish they were some underground special case, like the new Buddy Holly. But it's not true," says Owens. "One band comes out playing a certain style of music and the next thing you know, there's twenty bands that sound the same and are like, 'I'm some original genius!'"