Parenthetical Girls

Video: Parenthetical Girls’ “Curtains”

Parenthetical Girls: Privilege, Pt. VParenthetical Girls: Privilege, Pt. V: Portrait of a Reputation (Slender Means Society, 9/11/12)

Culminating two years of work on a five-EP cycle, the final installment of Parenthetical GirlsPrivilege series is here and full of dynamic pop beauty and angst.

Drawing back from the orchestral expanse of 2008 LP Entanglements, the core duo of vocalist / creative director Zac Pennington and producer/arranger Jherek Bischoff (whose solo album you must hear) offers dreamy electro- and 1960s pop, psychedelic rock, an organ dirge, and a touch of chamber elegance on Portrait of a Reputation. Watch here as the “Curtains” are closed on Pennington for a viking sea funeral.