Portland prog-popsters Parenthetical Girls are set to release the fourth EP in their unique series. Privilege, pt. IV: Sympathy For Spastics is the latest part of a box set of five 12″ EPs to be released in sequence every quarter over 15 months. The fifth and final 12″ will come packaged in a cohesive LP box designed to house all four of the releases, forming the complete Privilege album. Limited to 500 physical copies per EP, the 12″s will each be hand-numbered in the blood of their respective band members.
If actual blood wasn’t enough, the band is also giving away a Kate Bush covers EP, entitled Demos for the Dreaming, to those who purchase Privilege, pt. IV: Sympathy For Spastics. The collection features an uptempo, sweet-synth version of “Under the Ivy,” the solo piano B-side track to Bush’s hit “Running Up That Hill.” The cover of “There Goes a Tenner” from 1982’s The Dreaming, stays true to the textured layering of sounds and vocals of the original. The last track is actually a Peter Gabriel cover featuring Kate, “Don’t Give Up” from Gabriel’s So. Have a listen to “Under the Ivy” below. (via Prefix Mag).
You can get more info on the Parenthetical Girls on their website.