Earlier this year, Portland’s Parenthetical Girls released the album Privilege (Abridged). Now, the outfit is offering Privilege Appendix, a digital EP featuring eight songs that were recorded during the Privilege series but were “deemed not good enough for the Abridged version”, as they put it themselves. Head over to their bandcamp to get hold of this EP, and listen to a couple of excellent cuts off it below, ‘Present Perfect (An Epithalamium)’ and ‘The Comedienne’. Enjoy.
Privilege (Abridged) is the latest LP from Portland’s Parenthetical Girls, out now in the US via Marriage Records and released today in the UK and Europe via Splendour Records. Originally released as a five-part EP series between 2010-12, the extravagant outfit led by Zac Pennington condensed the original 21 songs from the five EP’s to a remastered and remixed 12-track album.
“Privilege retains the group’s signature ambitions-visceral intimacy, camp austerity, lurid eloquence-while confidently embracing the perfect pop pastiche their previous records only alluded to”, as the album’s blurb says. “Privilege is a cascade of grim particulars and gallows humour-an unflinching treatise on privilege, indiscretion, betrayal, sex and class politics, failure, and resignation.”
Last week Parenthetical Girls unveiled a video to accompany ‘A Note To Self’. Here’s what Zac Pennington said about the video:
“A winking homage to the works of performance artists like Vito Acconci, Marina Abramovic, Chris Burden, and Bas Jan Ader, “A Note To Self” uses obsolete, era-appropriate video technology to painstakingly recreate the awkward, incidental, and ridiculously fetishized aesthetics of late 60s, early 70s performance art documentation. It’s supposed to make you feel that way.”
Check it out below.
Good Christian Men Rejoice, the new five-track holiday EP by the Parenthetical Girls is reason to rejoice. The Portland based outfit is giving it away for free or on a pay-what-you-want basis via their bandcamp.
We’re making it our Christmas soundtrack. Here’s the excellent second track off it, ‘Rejoice! Rejoice!’