Today Parenthetical Girls release their fourth Privilege 12", which is part of their five-record box set that's been in the works for nearly a year. If you aren't familiar with Privilege, the press release explains it (bolds mine):
Ever the pragmatists, Parenthetical Girls are in the midst of releasing Privilege—the band's new full length—as a box set of five extremely limited 12" EPs on their own Slender Means Society label. These EPs will be sold separately in sequence every quarter over the next 15 months, each as they are completed. They will not be distributed to stores. As the cycle concludes, the fifth and final 12" will come packaged in a beautiful, aesthetically cohesive LP box designed to house all four of the preceding releases, forming the complete Privilege album. Limited to 500 physical copies per EP, the 12"s will each feature original art by renowned Swedish illustrator Jenny Mörtsell, and will be hand-numbered in the blood of their respective band members. The fourth 12"—subtitled Sympathy For Spastics—will be released on November 1, 2011, and will be numbered in the blood of cover star/Parenthetical Girl Amber Smith.
Sympathy for Spastics features the songs "The Privilege," "A Note to Self," Entitlements," and "Sympathy for Spastics." You can purchase it here.
The band has also released a great Kate Bush cover, "Under the Ivy":