Parenthetical Girls

Parenthetical Girls

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Parenthetical Girls (formerly The Swastika Girls) is an experimental pop band formed in Everett, Washington, and based currently in Portland, Oregon.

Begun primarily as a recording project, the actual touring ensemble consists of vocalist [Invalid Artist], Rachael Jensen, Eddy Crichton and Matt Carlson, all sharing a variety of instrumental duties. Former touring members Jherek Bischoff and Sam Mickens (of the band Dead Science) still join them for recording sessions.

Their music is notable for its combination of saccharine pop and experimental elements, and has been compared with such disparate acts as Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Xiu Xiu and Phil Spector.

Originally taking their name from the [Invalid Artist] composition "Swastika Girls", original members Zac Pennington and Jeremy Cooper self-released their limited run debut EP Christmas With Swastika Girls in 2002. After Cooper left the band, they changed their name and Pennington released (((GRRRLS))), the band's vinyl-only debut album on his own Slender Means Society label in 2004. This got recorded with the help of Jherek Bischoff and Jamie Stewart (2) (of Xiu Xiu fame). A split 7-inch with the band Dead Science was released by Obsolete Vernacular in 2007. In 2008 they switched labels to Germany's Indietronic source Tomlab.
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Parenthetical Girls Discography

Albums

none Parenthetical Girls (((GRRRLS))) (Album) Slender Means Society none US 2004 Sell This Version
OED010 Parenthetical Girls Safe As Houses (Album) Oedipus Records OED010 US 2006 Sell This Version
tom 120 cd, SMS010 Parenthetical Girls Entanglements (Album) Tomlab, Slender Means Society tom 120 cd, SMS010 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
130LP Parenthetical Girls The Scottish Play(10", MiniAlbum) Tomlab 130LP UK 2009 Sell This Version
SMS012 Parenthetical Girls Privilege (Album) Slender Means Society SMS012 US 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Unknown Parenthetical Girls Twenty Bees 7"(Lathe, 7", Single, Ltd, Cle) Twenty Bees Unknown UK 2006 Sell This Version
OBV002, hush-007 Parenthetical Girls / The Dead Science Parenthetical Girls / The Dead Science - Jackie's Strength / On Your Shore(7", Ltd) Obsolete Vernacular, Silencio Recordings OBV002, hush-007 US 2007 Sell This Version
TOM124S, TOM 124 S, none Parenthetical Girls A Song For Ellie Greenwich(7", Single) Tomlab, Tomlab, Slender Means Society TOM124S, TOM 124 S, none Germany 2008 Sell This Version
AGO-017 Parenthetical Girls Aagoo Records Presents: A David Horvitz Picture Disc With(7", Ltd, Pic) Aagoo Records AGO-017 US 2008 Sell This Version
UTR034 Xiu Xiu / Parenthetical Girls Xiu Xiu / Parenthetical Girls - I Am Hated For Loving / Handsome Devil(7", Ltd, Gra) Upset! The Rhythm UTR034 UK 2009 Sell This Version
SMS013 Parenthetical Girl$$* The Christmas Creep(7", Ltd) Slender Means Society SMS013 US 2009 Sell This Version
TOM Z/114 Parenthetical Girls The Tomlab Alphabet Singles Series Z(7", Single, Ltd) Tomlab TOM Z/114 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
SMS012A Parenthetical Girls Privilege, Pt. I: On Death & Endearments(12", EP, Ltd, Num) Slender Means Society SMS012A US 2010 Sell This Version
SMS012B Parenthetical Girls Privilege, Pt. II: The Past, Imperfect(12", EP, Ltd, Num) Slender Means Society SMS012B US 2010 Sell This Version
SMS014, LT003 Parenthetical Girls / Extra Life Parenthetical Girls / Extra Life - Head Shrinker/I Was The Dancer Slender Means Society, Last Things SMS014, LT003 US 2011 Sell This Version
none Parenthetical Girls Careful Who You Dance With(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Not On Label (Parenthetical Girls Self-released) none US 2011
SMS012C Parenthetical Girls Privilege, Pt. III: Mend & Make Do(12", EP, Ltd, Num) Slender Means Society SMS012C US 2011 Sell This Version
SMS012D Parenthetical Girls Privilege, Pt. IV: Sympathy For Spastics(12", EP, Ltd, Num) Slender Means Society SMS012D US 2011 Sell This Version
SMS012E Parenthetical Girls Privilege, Pt. V: Portrait Of A Reputation(12", EP, Ltd, Num) Slender Means Society SMS012E US 2012 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Parenthetical Girls A Parenthetical Girls Family Christmas(CDr) Not On Label (Parenthetical Girls Self-released) none US 2006 Sell This Version
none Parenthetical Girls Demos For The Dreaming(3xFile, MP3, 320) Not On Label (Parenthetical Girls Self-released) none US 2011
AT010 Parenthetical Girls Untanglements(Cass) Alarm (3) AT010 Germany 2013 Sell This Version