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Parenthetical Girls

Parenthetical Girls


Years Active: 2002 to present

Genre: experimental

Country: United States


Zac Pennington
Eddy Crichton
Matt Carlson
Rachael Jensen
Jeremy Cooper, former member
Sam Mickens, former member
Jherek Bischoff, former member
Owen Ashworth, former member

Artist Bio:

From their MySpace page - Begun as a home recording project amongst former childhood friends in the failed mill town of Everett, Washington (a place considerably less romantic than that manipulative phrasing is meant to suggest), the membership of Parenthetical Girlsin mutual disinterest and indifferencequietly chipped away at itself until only one particularly under-qualified member, singer and relative non-musician Zac Pennington, remained. As long on ambition as he was short on musical aptitude, Pennington willed what was little more than a particularly arduous band name into a recording partnership with some of his especially capable acquaintancesnamely The Dead Sciences Jherek Bischoff and Xiu Xius Jamie Stewart. That partnership became a record called (((GRRRLS))) (2004), released on Penningtons newly-christened vanity label, Slender Means Society. Soon after Pennington moved to Portland, Parenthetical Girls became something of an actual bandthough mostly in the non-committal sense: comprised first of (a much-indebted) Pennington, Bischoff, and Bischoffs Dead Science-mate Sam Mickens, and eventually just Pennington and Mickens. This core trio would ultimately produce Safe As Houses (2006), a record that would go on to critical acclaim, and countless flatteringif sometimes greatly overstatedXiu Xiu comparisons. Following the release of Safe As Houses, the band fatefully settled on a more......[Read More]



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