Melancholic crooners and multi-instrumentalists Parenthetical Girls craft lush songs of strife tempered with indie glee and a jazz chanteuse sensibility.
From an inventive cover of “The Windmills of Your Mind” to the horn-strewn cabaret funhouse of “A Song for Ellie Greenwich,” androgynous frontman Zac Pennington wholeheartedly embraces experimentation. The Girls’ latest album, Privilege, subverts the LP structure by dropping as five limited-edition vinyl EPs, signed in blood by the band. The first is out now (complete with Pennington’s vital fluid) exclusively through the group’s site. Digital copies are available for the squeamish.