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DOWNLOAD Parenthetical Girls – Do You Fear What I Fear? (MP3)

It was exactly one month ago (Nov 14) today (Dec 14) that I first started writing a post about Parenthetical Girls. My urgency at the time was their NYC show that night at Cake Shop. It was already too late to mention their November 11th Brooklyn show at Lucky Cat, and practically too late for Cake Shop – but at the least I would’ve gotten the rest of their November tour dates up here — plus I wanted to express my love for their new tour-only Christmas EP (A Parenthetical Girls Family Christmas) that I illegally downloaded, and had been listening to pretty regularly at the time. Needless to say, their tour is now completely over, and I’m finally just getting around to writing something…blah blah…

I went to the Cake Shop show. It was intimate, awkward, and in your face – I loved it. Cake Shop shows can suck if it’s packed, and it wasn’t. That gave frontman Zac Pennington plenty of room to slowly and emotionally move through us as he sang and banged on the low ceiling, the floor, and anything else that would work as a drum. Fittingly, Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu) is one of their associates. Actually, one of the Parenthetical Girls’ CD’s is a Xiu Xiu-collaboration.

I didn’t take any pictures at the show, but I found these good ones…

Parenthetical Girls

Parenthetical Girls

Parenthetical Girls

I legally bought the homemade 5-song Christmas EP at the show. On November 28th I found out that you can’t play five songs by the same artist in one hour on the radio – at least that’s what Sirius told me when I tried to end my weekly show by playing the whole EP. Instead I played four of the five songs. Pitchfork posted one of the tracks on Tuesday (an “exclusive”!). The MP3 linked on the top of this post is from that CD too. Wolf Notes posted two of the tracks on November 13th, but more importantly – the band just POSTED THE WHOLE CHRISTMAS EP FOR EVERYONE. After that, here are some more non-holiday ones (Merry Christmas)…

Love Connection, pt. II
Here’s to Forgetting
C-86 Is Killing My Life

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