Trials + Tribulations

Sympathy for Spastics
October 17, 2011, 1:44 pm
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Parenthetical Girls have been releasing their new album as limited edition 12″s, and the latest edition, Privilege pt IV – Sympathy for Spastics will be out November 1st. As with all past 12″s, the artwork features the face of a Parenthetical Girls member (this edition’s cover girl is Amber Smith) and signed in her own blood. Only 500 copies will be made, so get on it now.

To sweeten the deal, when you preorder the 12″ you’ll get an instant digital download called Demos for the Dreaming which sees the band covering three Kate Bush tracks. Get a taste below and get to ordering.

[audio|leftbg=fffc05|lefticon=333333]Parenthetical Girls – Don’t Give Up

Careful Who You Dance With
July 6, 2011, 1:04 pm
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Xiu Xiu recently gained two new members and have been working on their follow-up album to last year’s Dear God I Hate Myself but now they’re releasing a single called “Daphny” dedicated to a close friend of theirs “who—following an arrest for shoplifting—was raped by an officer while in police custody.” Yikes. The B-side is a cover of Rihanna’s “Only Girl in the World.” The 7″ is up for preorder now at Polyvinyl.

Xiu Xiu – Only Girl in the World (Rihanna Cover)

The group also remixed a track by Parenthetical Girls, as part of a free remix EP (Parenthetical Girls singer Zac Pennington is part of Xiu Xiu’s new line-up). Grab that for the price of an e-mail here.

Parenthetical Girls – Careful Who You Dance With (Xiu Xiu Remix)

Young Throats
September 27, 2010, 10:58 am
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♫ Parenthetical Girls – Young Throats

January 22, 2010, 2:16 pm
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Parenthetical Girls are always up to something. Now they’re going to release five EPs over the course of the next year, each on 12″ vinyl, and not available in stores.

The entire project, called Privilege, will be sold separately through the bands Slender Mean Society record imprint. The first 12″ of the series, On Death & Endearments will be available February 23.

Side A
♫ Evelyn McHale (via Stereogum)
2. Someone Else’s Muse

Side B
1. On Death & Endearments
2. Found Drama I


re: that cryptic Golden Filter video, they’ve announced their first full-length album Voluspa, out April 26th on Brille Records.

Handsome Devil
October 30, 2009, 7:06 am
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pg_300dpiSecond Xiu Xiu-related post in a row? Sorry. Anyway, this is worth it. Xiu Xiu and Parenthetical Girls are putting out a new split single covering a Morrissey and a Smiths song, respectively.

Parenthetical Girls – Handsome Devil (The Smiths cover)


On the flipside is Xiu Xiu’s take on “I am Hated for Loving.” You can get the 7″ from Upset the Rhythm.

Ellie Greenwich
December 17, 2008, 7:56 pm
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Parenthetical Girls always kind of gave me the creeps. Thank you video for continuing the creep.

Parenthetical Girls-A Song for Ellie Greenwich (mp3)
Their new-ish album Entaglement is available via Slender Means Society