Parenthetical Girls are in no rush to release Privilege, their latest full length, since they’ve chosen to dole it out as a fine box set of five extremely limited 12″ EPs on the band’s own Slender Means Society label. The EPs will be sold separately, and in orderly fashion, over the next 15 months, as each is completed. Limited to 500 physical copies per EP, the 12″s will each feature original art by renowned Swedish illustrator Jenny Mörtsell, and will be hand-numbered not just in pen, but in the blood of their respective band members. The fourth 12″–subtitled Sympathy For Spastics–will be released on November 1, 2011, and will be numbered in the blood of cover star/Parenthetical Girl Amber Smith. The release will not be sold in stores.

Their latest video for their song “The Privilege” is out now on Vimeo. December tour dates are below.

Zac Pennington, fey and charmed singer/creative director of Parenthetical Girls, and his band, have returned to a language of “sonic restraint” in their latest work, making for carefully constructed, ambitious music that is even more immediate and undeniably seductive.

Parenthetical Girls
Privilege IV: Sympathy For Spastics
(Slender Means Society)
Street Date: Nov. 1, 2011

Track list:

1. The Privilege
2. A Note To Self
3. Entitlements
4. Sympathy for Spastics


12/01 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands *
12/02 Purchase, NY Suny Purchase
12/03 New York, NY Santos Party House^
12/04 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church^
12/05 Pittsburgh, PA REX Theater^
12/08 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY Smog (Bard College)

^ = w/ YACHT
* = w/ Gauntlet Hair