Zac Pennington

Zac Pennington is the founder and creative director of Comedienne, and was formerly the same for the pop group Parenthetical Girls. Once a salaried employee of several alternative weekly publications (The Stranger, Portland Mercury), his contemporary writing credits (VICE, The Quietus) consist almost entirely of undisciplined, undignified exercises in self-promotion. You can follow Zac on Twitter here.

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Introducing: “Hideout”

By Zac Pennington | June 19, 2017

Introducing: “Hideout”

A song premiere and breakup letter from Comedienne, or the artist formerly known as Parenthetical Girls.

Zac Pennington (Parenthetical Girls) Talks the Weeknd’s Kiss Land

By Zac Pennington | September 23, 2013

Zac Pennington (Parenthetical Girls) Talks the Weeknd’s Kiss Land

“This ain’t nothin' to relate to.” Pop music has enough victims. I don’t mean to say that pop music itself is some kind of toxic malignancy — this...

Zac Pennington (Parenthetical Girls) Talks Van Dyke Parks’ Songs Cycled

By Zac Pennington | August 14, 2013

Zac Pennington (Parenthetical Girls) Talks Van Dyke Parks’ Songs Cycled

Opinions are fickle things. What appeals to the pleasure centers at first blush doesn’t always maintain stamina. Likewise, the longer it takes for...

Zac Pennington (Parenthetical Girls) Talks Taylor Swift’s Red

By Zac Pennington | April 2, 2013

Zac Pennington (Parenthetical Girls) Talks Taylor Swift’s Red

The first heated argument I had on the topic of Taylor Swift began in the latter months of 2009. These were heated times — post-Kanye, after...