Monday, August 25, 2008

NEW Parenthetical Girls: September 9th


*Loud, high-pitched siren noise*


Yikes! I guess the Parenthetical Girls are finally coming out with a new album! This is good news, I assure you.


I have never gotten into the Parenthetical Girls. It has been one of those forgotten leads in my iTunes library. I've downloaded about 10 of their songs from blogs, loved one, but forgotten the rest. This has been a mistake.


The Parenthetical Girls, as Said the Gramophone describes, are "unbearably sexy," and not just that, "but also just 'relating to the body'." You only have to listen to one of their songs to understand what is meant by this. For example, "Love Connection," from their 2006 album, (((GRRRLS))), begins with uncommonly overt sexual imagery: "Chapped lips, tongue kiss - insert expletive/Fluids of a summer night." It then proceeds to describe those fluids as "a delicate blend of sweat and menstrual blood seeping into trampled grass."


So, yes, The Parenthetical Girls are worth getting excited about. (Maybe that's why a siren went off in my head when I heard the news...)


The forthcoming album is to be entitled, Entanglements. Perfect. According to Insound, Entanglements is "an eleven song linear narrative of moral ambiguities," whatever the hell that means. I'm psyched.






PRE-ORDER Entanglements from Insound!

1 comment:

Allison said...

Hmm..."unbearably sexy," huh? Sounds like the Parenthetical Girls and I have a lot in common. I'll give them a listen.