Premiere: Paranthetical Girls, “For All The Final Girls”

By: Maria Sherman

Portland, Oregon pop dramatists Parenthetical Girls have been busy. An extensive tour (can you believe they still aren’t back from SXSW?) and a series of music video documentaries, there appears to be no real end in sight. Yet despite their hectic schedule, they’ve found the time to give us permission to debut their latest film endeavor, a beautiful visual depiction of the single, “For All the Final Girls.”

They write:

“In a special collaboration with Portland-based video production company, the group Parenthetical Girls present a four-part documentary, which finds the group traveling to a series of strange and wondorous locations in and around their home of Portland, OR to celebrate the release of their forthcoming album, Privilege.”

This was Part One. Two.

(It’s important to note that Privilege was originally released as a series of EPs, each a limited release, each depicting a hand-drawn image of a member of the band, each numbered in that members blood.)

The video depicts the band on an abandoned carousel during what appears to be a cold, rainy day: all parts dizzyingly haunting and bleakly romantic.

Paranthetical European tour dates:
18.04.2013 Osimo (IT), Loop
19.04.2013 Roma (IT), Circolo degli Artisti
20.04.2013 Vasto (IT), Beat Café
21.04.2013 Carpi (IT), Mattatoio
24.04.2013 Pistoia (IT), TBA
26.04.2013 Krems (AT), Donaufestival
27.04.2013 Padova (IT), Bastione Alicorno
28.04.2013 Innsbruck (AT), PMK Bogen
30.04.2013 Cologne (DE), King Georg
01.05.2013 Chemnitz (DE), Weltecho
02.05.2013 Hamburg (DE), Aalhaus
03.05.2013 Berlin (DE), Hebbel Am Ufer 1 *
05.05.2013 Manchester (UK), Sounds From The Other City Festival (The Crescent Stage)
06.05.2013 London (UK), The Lexington
07.05.2013 Wetzlar (DE), Franzis
09.05.2013 Bern (CH), Dampfzentrale
11.05.2013 Nuernberg (DE), K4
13.05.2013 Prague (CZ), Pilot Club
14.05.2013 Leipzig (DE), UT Connewitz **
* w/ Kishi Bashi
** w/ Mount Eerie