Parenthetical Girls @ Schubas, April 2012 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)

Portland's Parenthetical Girls are set to release their new album, Privilege, on February 19 via their own Slender Means Society label. Their forthcoming LP was first recorded and rolled out as a series of EPs, beginning in 2010 and ending in 2012 with Privilege, pt. V: Portrait of a Reputation. Privilege (Abridged) condenses that five-EP series into a 12-track album. If you'd like to own all of the EPs, they are offering a complete box set for sale via their website. Stream a couple of album tracks and check out the tracklisting for Privilege (Abridged) at the bottom of this post.

Parenthetical Girls have also announced that they'll be going on a spring North American tour. That tour includes a performance at the Empty Bottle on March 30 with Advance Base. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (1/25) at 10AM CST.

All Parenthetical Girls tour dates, Privilege (Abridged)'s tracklisting, and a couple of song streams are below...

Parenthetical Girls - "Curtains"

Parenthetical Girls - "A Note To Self"

Parenthetical Girls - "Privilege Commercial, part I"

Parenthetical Girls -- Privilege (Abridged)
01. Evelyn McHale
02. The Common Touch
03. Careful Who You Dance With
04. For All The Final Girls
05. The Pornographer
06. Sympathy For Spastics
07. Weaknesses
08. A Note To Self
09. Young Throats
10. On Death & Endearments
11. The Privilege
12. Curtains

Parenthetical Girls -- 2013 Tour Dates
March 6th San Francisco, CA - TBA
March 7th Berkeley, CA - Starry Plough
March 8th Los Angeles, CA - The Smell
March 9th Phoenix, AZ - Trunk Space
March 10th Albuquerque, NM - TBA
March 12th San Antonio, TX - Korova
March 13th-16th Austin, TX - SXSW
March 17th Dallas, TX - Overflow Music Festival
March 19th Birmingham AL - Bottletree
March 20th Atlanta, GA - The Earl
March 21st Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
March 22nd Washington, DC - TBA
March 23rd Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA
March 24th Hamden, CT - Outer Space
March 25th Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
March 26th NYC - Bowery Electric
March 27th Montreal, QB - Divan Orange
March 28th Toronto, ON - Double Double Land
March 29th Ann Arbor, MI - Arbor Vitae
March 30th Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle w/ Advance Base
March 31st Minneapolis, MN - TBA
April 2nd Denver, CO - Hi Dive
April 3rd Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
April 4th Boise, ID - Flying M
April 7th Seattle, WA - Chop Suey

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