We have some bad news for fans of San Francisco's Girls. It appears that frontman Christopher Owens has officially left the band. This announcement came via his personal Twitter account, and you can read the series of tweets outlining his decision below.

Dear all, 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. Sincerely–Christopher

According to Pitchfork, it's not clear whether the other half of Girls, JR White, will continue recording and releasing music under the moniker. We'll see.