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When I was in high school I had a Meat Is Murder t-shirt. The one with the lyrics to the album’s title track on the front: “It’s not natural, normal or kind / The flesh you so fancifully fry / The meat in your mouth / As you savor the flavor / Of murder,” etc. More »

Even though there’s something sacred about time-honored traditions, there’s only so many years you and your beloveds can sit beside the Christmas tree and listen to Sufjan or “Last Christmas” or the same old yuletide indie rock. It’s time we spruced up our collective Xmas indie rock playlist with some newness! Even if Christmas isn’tMore »

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Parenthetical Girls – “Curtains (The Antlers Remix)”

Last year the skewed-pop group Parenthetical Girls released the airy single Curtains, registering as what the Cars’ “Drive” was produced by Brian Eno. Fellow off-kilter beauty merchants the Antlers got their hands on it for a remix, and their slightly more populist streak shines in this version, which wrangles the female vocal from the original’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 1, 2013 - 10:41 am

Parenthetical Girls – “Rejoice! Rejoice!” (Stereogum Premiere)

Parenthetical Girls, the Pacific Northwestern experimental pop band, will release a holiday EP called Good Christian Men Rejoice shortly. And now we’ve got one of its songs, an explicitly Christian and questionably sincere hyper-pop track called “Rejoice! Rejoice!” Download it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2012 - 1:42 pm

New Parenthetical Girls Video – “Evelyn McHale” (Stereogum Premiere)

Parenthetical Girls’ “Evelyn McHale” may have used the suicide of its 23-year-old namesake as a starting point, but for the Judah Switzer-directed video the band stays far away from the Empire State Building, instead working through their malaise amid trees and fields and plenty of farm animals (horse, donkey, obviously a turkey). There are some… More »

By: brandon / January 27, 2010 - 12:13 pm

New Parenthetical Girls – “Evelyn McHale”

Parenthetical Girls’ jangling, swiveling anthem “Evelyn McHale,” which they appropriately label “Bolan-ian,” gets its name and starting point from the 23-year-old woman who jumped from the Empire State Building observation deck on May 1, 1947 and was photographed immediately after by Robert Wiles in beautifully serene repose atop a crushed car. It’s the opening track… More »

By: brandon / January 22, 2010 - 10:37 am

Parenthetical Girls, Xiu Xiu Cover Morrissey

The bands split sides of a 7″ to pay tribute to Moz, with Xiu Xiu tackling “I Am Hated For Loving” and Parenthetical Girls on “Handsome Devil.” Hear the Girls’ take at MySpace. More info at Upset The Rhythm. More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 23, 2009 - 2:18 pm