Parenthetical Girls (formerly The Swastika Girls) is a highly experimental band that were flirting with orchestral pop, but have now moved on to a more restrained, electronic composion. Older works were mainly bells and buzzing. Their only consistancy is the presence of Zac Pennington and his marvelous lyrics.
Current Band Members:
- Zac Pennington- those are male vocals, and helps
- Rachael Jensen-share
- Eddy Crichton-assorted
- Jherek Bischoff-instrumental
- Freddy Ruppert-duties
- Anti Christmas Song: Pretty much every Christmas release, especially so during Do You Fear What I fear?
- Attending Your Own Funeral: Zac Pennington has done this twice (so far).
- Birth-Death Juxtaposition: "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
- Camp Straight: Zac Pennington is the living embodiment of Camp Straight, and is known for his androgyny and effeminacy, but is reportedly straight.
- Christmas Songs: Four albums worth!
- Couldn't Find a Pen: Their new 5-part record-only-release, Privilege, is hand numbered in the actual blood of the corresponding band member/cover star.
- Dirty Old Monk: "Young Eucharists"
- Sex as rite-of-passage: The focus of "Unmentionables."
- Intercourse with You: Too many to list. Most blatantly Love Connection pt. 2.
- Peaceful in Death: The Weight She Fell Under
- Suicide Pact: "The Four Platitudes"
- Textless Album Cover: Entanglements, (((Grrls))), & Safe As Houses
- Twisted Christmas: Flowers For Albion, in particular.