Parenthetical Girls is a pop group. Of sorts. Charting a particularly idiosyncratic course over its complicated chronology, the ensemble has been home to a revolving cast of collaborators in multiple disciplines, with founder and creative director Zac Pennington acting as the sole constant. With a résumé that includes dalliances in chamber music, large-scale experimental theater, electronic pop, and innumerable other aesthetic and sonic diversions, the group has performed its work at a multitude of international arts and music festivals, including Donaufestival (Vienna), Primavera Sound (Barcelona), New Island Festival (NYC), Intersecciones (Gijon, Spain), PuSh Festival (Vancouver, B.C.), Bumbershoot (Seattle), and TBA:08 (Portland). Ever the pragmatists, Parenthetical Girls are in the midst of releasing their latest album, Privilege, as a series of five, blood-numbered 12” EPs, via the group’s own Slender Means Society label.
Parenthetical Girls: The Common Touch from Parenthetical Girls on Vimeo.
By Guess & By God (Excerpt) from Allie Hankins on Vimeo.