Parenthetical Girls – Evelyn McHale

Parenthetical Girls’ jangling, swiveling anthem ‘Evelyn McHale’ which they appropriately label “Bolan-ian,” gets its name and starting point from the 23-year-old woman who jumped from the Empire State Building observation deck on May 1, 1947 and was photographed immediately after by Robert Wiles in beautifully serene repose atop a crushed car.

It’s the opening track on the first of five limited-edition 12″ EPs that will eventually make up the Portland band’s fourth album Privilege, which follows 2008’s more orchestral Entanglements. The EPs will be sold separately in sequence (and as they were completed) over the next 15 months via the band’s own Slender Means Society.

[via Stereogum]

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