Parenthetical Girls – A Note to Self

If you can think up of a band that’s equally quirky and melodic, then Parenthetical Girls come to mind. A Note to Self not only has a lot of oddball moments but a pop sheen which makes it totally infectious.

The track kicks off with a jaunty acoustic opening, not dissimilar to Neutral Milk Hotel’s Holland 1945, and then it takes a flying leap into this weird strummy plea. That’s all before the keyboards and the thumping drums make an appearance.

A 21st century pop single? Only if your definition of pop is like this.