I've listened to “Evelyn McHale” on repeat for the last thirty minutes, and I'm thinking to myself “repetition breeds attraction,” but I think it's a little more than that.
If ever anybody deserved the phrase “beautiful, damaged pop” tagged on their press release, you deserve it, Parenthetical Girls.
More on that:
“Ever the pragmatists, Parenthetical Girls are set to release Privilege–the
band's new full length–as a box set of five extremely limited 12″ EPs
on their own Slender Means Society label. These EPs will be sold
separately in sequence every quarter over the next 15 months, each as
they are completed. They will not be distributed to stores. As the
cycle concludes in May of 2011, the fifth and final 12″ will come
packaged in a beautiful, aesthetically cohesive LP box designed to
house all four of the preceding releases, forming the complete Privilege
album. Limited to 500 physical copies per EP, the 12″s will each
feature original art by renowned Swedish illustrator Jenny Mörtsell,
and will be hand-numbered in the blood of their respective band
members. The first 12″–subtitled On Death & Endearments–will be released on February 23, 2010.”