The only former member of Girls who has talked about the end of the band is singer-songwriter Christopher Owens. Until now. Over at Paste, writer Philip Cosores has a long, hard-won interview with Chet “J.R.” White, the bassist/producer half of the lauded San Francisco indie rock band. And parts of it are absolutely fascinating.
White says, among other things, that the two didn't talk during the recording of Girls' magnum opus sophomore album, Father, Son, Holy Ghost, and that he was surprised to not receive producer credit for the record. He says breaking up Girls was Owens' idea and that while he's somewhat past it now, the break-up did hurt: