August 28, 2009
10:20 pm

Kinds of Pain

To begin with: Thanks everyone so much for coming out to the benefit show the other day. I’ve never had so much cause to reconsider my otherwise misanthropic relationship with humanity. Good show, and good show.

More importantly: Please visit the link above for unbelievable auctions, all set to benefit the Kris Jensen Memorial Fund. Auction includes huge gift baskets donated by Kill Rock Stars, Marriage Records, States Rights Records, Audio Dregs, and Parenthetical Girls, as well as an amazing volume of MEGA RARE test pressings from K Records, and arts and services from a wide array of Northwestern luminaries. You owe it to yourself to buy some of this stuff.

Other matters of consideration include the following:

* Parenthetical Girls will still be performing at Bumbershoot on Sunday, September 6th in Seattle. We are considering this our reunion show, as it has been some time since our last performance, and stands to be the final show Matt Carlson will likely play as an official member of Parenthetical Girls. Thank you, Matt, for all that you have brought to–and generously left with–this band. It will never be the same.

* I, Zac, have written music for and will be performing as part of an experimental theater piece entitled “The Dorothy K,”–written and directed by our good friends in the Seattle-based theater company Implied Violence–which will be premiering as part of the New isLand Festival on Governor’s Island in NYC throughout the month of September. If you’re rich, pretentious, and have a strong stomach, I suggest you join us.

* We just finished shooting footage for a new video. But the song’s not altogether done yet. It’s never really been said that the music comes first with us anyway, now has it?

* We’ve got some new things coming out relatively soon, though dates are still a little fuzzy. It’s about time that we said something concrete about these matters, however.

#1: The Scottish Play: Wherein the Group Parenthetical Girls Pay Well-Intentioned (If Occasionally Misguided) Tribute to the Works of Ivor Cutler, as released by Tomlab (October?).

#2: A split seven-inch of Morrissey covers with our good friends Xiu Xiu, as released by beloved British powerhouse Upset The Rhythm.

#3: Something called Privilege. Stay Tuned.

* R.I.P., Ellie Greenwich.

All the news that fits,
Zac Pennington
Parenthetical Girls.