'''Parenthetical Girls''' is an art pop ensemble fronted by [[IAmTheBand sole constant member]] Zac Pennington. Their shamelessly melodramatic and flamboyant style has slowly evolved from highly experimental bells-and-buzzing, to orchestral extravagance, to more restrained electronic synth-pop.
* AntiChristmasSong: Pretty much every Christmas release, particularly "Do You Fear What I Fear?".
* AttendingYourOwnFuneral: Zac Pennington has done this twice (so far).
* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: "The Weight She Fell Under". After the gory details of the girl's death,
-->strange, this would come at the same age
-->that your mother took his name
-->and labor pains would collapse her fragile frame
* CampStraight: Zac Pennington is the living embodiment of this trope, and is known for his androgyny and effeminacy (and embracing it), but is reportedly straight.
* ChristmasSongs: Six [=EPs=] worth so far.
* CouldntFindAPen: Their five-part series of [=EPs=], ''Privilege'', is hand-numbered in the actual blood of the corresponding band member depicted on the cover.
* DirtyOldMonk: "Young Eucharists".
* FaceOnTheCover: All of their LP covers thus far are artistic renditions of Pennington.
* IntercourseWithYou: Too many to list. Most blatantly "Love Connection, Pt. II".
* PeacefulInDeath: "The Weight She Fell Under".
* SexAsRiteOfPassage: The focus of "Unmentionables".
* SuicidePact: Mentioned in "The Four Platitudes".
* TextlessAlbumCover: Their first three [=LPs=].
* TwistedChristmas: "Flowers for Albion" in particular.