Portland-based experimental indie rock band Parenthetical Girls is known for mixing orchestral pop arrangements with danceable synth grooves. Jesse Menendez spoke with the band leader Zac Pennington about their approach to writing songs and what to expect from the band next, now that the “Privilege” EP series is completed.
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“I could totally understand Privilege being the last thing that Parenthetical Girls ever does. I’m still totally in love with the [band] project and would really like to continue doing it but I also feel like it could be a good way to go out if we were to go out. That doesn’t mean I’d stop making music — I have a lot of songs that are gestating in a good way, but I don’t exactly know how they’ll manifest yet. When we’re back, over the summertime, that’s going to become more clear.”—Zac Pennington interviewed for Cult Montreal (via fuckyeahparentheticalgirls)
“Round like a circle in a spiral. Like a wheel within a wheel. Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel. Like a snowball down a mountain. Or a carnival blue like a carousel that’s turning. And the rings around the moon. Or the clock whose hands are sweeping past the minutes of its face. And the world is like an apple whirling silently in space. Like the circles that you find, In the windmills of your mind.”