Today Stereogum premiered Pterodactyl’s new video for “School Glue” from their new album Spills Out. The video features Pterodactyl held prisoner in a Sci-Fi fantasy world. Lording over them is a series of floating heads that include members of Oneida, Parts & Labor, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ex-Models, and Knyfe Hyts. Pterodactyl’s Spills Out comes out November 15 on Jagjaguwar’s Brah Records imprint. Tomorrow Pterodactyl start a five week North American tour, check out the tour dates HERE.
An announcement from Parts & Labor in their own words:
This January, Parts & Labor turns 10 years old. We’re planning a string of celebratory shows, in which we play selected material from all of our full length albums, leading up to a big 10th anniversary blow out on February 24th, 2012.
Following these performances, we’re going to take an extended hiatus. We feel incredibly fortunate having had a decade of amazing experiences — making records and new friends, performing with so many killer musicians and artists. But it’s time for each of us to focus
on personal projects for a while. We’re all going to continue to make music through other endeavors.
We’d like to thank everyone who’s supported us, bought our albums, seen us live, offered us a floor to sleep on. We love y’all. As a token of our esteem, we’re giving away a final song called “No Nostalgia (featuring Todd Bailey and Where’s The Party At)”, which was recorded during the Receivers sessions, but suddenly seems all too prescient.
Dan/BJ/Joe (Parts & Labor)
10/19/11 Brooklyn, NY- Union Pool (performing songs from Receivers) Jagjaguwar/Secretly Canadian/Dead Oceans CMJ Showcase w/ Exitmusic, Gauntlet Hair, Porcelain Raft, & A Place to Bury Strangers
11/18/11 Brooklyn, NY- Death by Audio (performing songs from Mapmaker) w/ Knyfe Hyts, Antimagic, Zulus
12/03/11 Ithaca, NY- The Haunt
12/16/11 Brooklyn, NY- Knitting Factory (performing songs from Stay Afraid) w/ Pterodactyl
02/24/12 Brooklyn, NY- 285 Kent Ave. -10th Anniversary Fest/ Last Show w/ Oneida, Talk Normal, more TBA
If you have ever accused NPR of not being hip, hold on to your fucking hat – NPR Music recorded the entire 7-hour Oneida improvisational performance in the spirit of their former studio, The Ocropolis. They brought in guests to collaborate with them from Portishead, Boredoms, Yo La Tengo, Chavez and more. They have divided the performance up into 3 parts which can be streamed or downloaded at NPR Music.
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