20 Aug 12
Two years ago, Parenthetical Girls announced they’d be spending the year of 2010 making and releasing a series of EP’s to be titled Privilege, thus far we’ve had Pt. I (perfect), Pt. II (great), Pt. III (great) and Pt. IV (perfect) all released in hideously limited quantities, exclusively for those with only the finest taste in grandiose art pop. Today marks the belated conclusion to the pretty astonishing series that will ultimately form the groups next full length record, which means alongside that limited pressing of 500, numbered with the blood of Parenthetical Girl Paul Alcott, this final edition also features an armful of excellence, described helpfully below by Zac Pennington.
• A beautiful, silkscreened, slipcase box designed to house all of the previous Privilege EPs—a grand and vulgar temple for a tremendously narcissistic cause. (I assume this goes without saying, but Privilege I-IV are NOT included.)
• An exhaustive 12-page, 12″ x 12″ booklet featuring the collected lyrics, album credits, & secrets for the whole of the Privilege series.
• A DVD featuring all of the Privilege films with commentary, blood documentation videos, live performances, & other ephemera.
Think that’s enough excitement for you? Think again, here’s a track listing.
You can (and really probably should) pre-order the record here, before it sells out and you realise your terrible, irrevocable mistake. Whilst at it, hear the Evelyn McHale which finds it’s reprise on Pt. V, below.