October 11, 2011
11:57 am

Privilege pt. IV: Sympathy For Spastics
If you’ve made it this far, you’ve obviously passed the commercial gauntlet that precedes. In the event that you’ve missed it, however…

UPDATE: [audio:http://downloads.pitchforkmedia.com/Parenthetical_Girls_-_A_Note_to_Self.mp3]
“A Note To Self,” as featured on Privilege pt. IV: Sympathy For Spastics


Dear Friend and/or Patron—
Thank you for your indelible support, whether or not you intended it, & please forgive this rare email solicitation. The group Parenthetical Girls would like to humbly announce the pre-order availability of the penultimate Privilege release—a four-song collection subtitled Sympathy For Spasticsplus the addition of a special gift to be made available free with every pre-order.

Here’s a blurb from the tossed-off press release: “Officially available on November 1, 2011, Privilege, pt IV is a bombastic suite of familial entrapments, the sexual politics of class warfare, and of blissful resignation. The EP opens upon “The Privilege,” a meditative exploration of family discord and terminal nostalgia. “A Note To Self” follows, an uncharacteristically upbeat pop pastiche about coming to terms with critical failure, personal resentments, and creative responsibility. “Entitlements” is a spiteful attack on the indulgences of privileged self-pity (with wincingly direct allusions to a particular patron saint of privileged malaise), while “Sympathy For Spastics” explores the often bleakly patronizing intersection of class and sexual politics.

The record features cover star/Parenthetical Girl Amber Smith, who will also be hand-numbering the extremely limited physical release (500 copies) in Her Own Human Blood. As a note of thanks, every pre-orderer will be entitled to a download code for a special free bonus gift: the otherwise unreleased EP Demos For The Dreaming—a collection of demo versions of three Kate Bush covers.


Pre-orders are exclusively available at www.parentheticalgirls.com at this very moment. I hope you’re okay with that. We’d love to have you.
Zac Pennington
Parenthetical Girls