Tuesday, May 19, 2020

From the ashes of Parenthetical Girls ... here's Popular Music

The group Popular Music, a new duo of Zac Pennington (Parenthetical Girls) and Prudence Rees-Lee (Prudence), have been releasing monthly singles leading up to the release of a full-length album, Popular Music Plays In Darkness. As of now, the release date for the album hangs in the balance, but in the meantime, we have the singles to hold us over. The two that have been released so far, "The Way Love Used To Be," and "Holding Out For A Hero" can be streamed and shared via the links above.

Popular Music Plays In Darkness is a 12-track reimagining of songs from 20th century cinema that was conceived when the pair met in Los Angeles, and was recorded in a turn-of-the-century barn in a secluded corner of upstate New York.

The next single, which is scheduled to hit Spotify on June 12th, is a cover of the Neil Young weeper "Philadelphia." Check out a sneak preview of the track below (please don't share) and let me know if you'd like to schedule an exclusive debut of it between now and June 12th.

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