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Parenthetical Girls, Extra Life and Copy


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Fri., July 20, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Mississsippi Studios

For a band approaching a 10-year anniversary, Parenthetical Girls have maintained an impressive commitment to being weird. Or maybe it's a commitment to being impressively weird. For example, their fourth full-length album, Privilege, is being released in five vinyl-only increments of 12-inch EPs as they are completed. All but one have come out, each numbered in the, um, blood of the band member depicted on the cover. The extended unveiling left plenty of space for the band to release a handful of other EPs in the ensuing two years—including a Christmas EP and a free selection of wonderful Kate Bush covers on Bandcamp. What all of these have in common are sweetly pretty orchestrations and former Mercury Music Editor Zac Pennington's dramatic vocals. It's an aesthetic that makes me think of new wave as much as the Magnetic Fields, in all the best ways. REBECCA WILSON

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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  • Fri., July 20, 9 p.m. 2012
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