PARTS & LABOR

Parts & Labor Build a House, Perform at “Sequence of Waves” Art Show Saturday

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This Saturday, January 29, Parts & Labor’s Dan Friel and  BJ Warshaw are participating in “Sequence of Waves” a huge art show featuring 60 different artists, happening at St. Cecilia’s Convent (21 Monitor St.) in Brooklyn, NY. Performances will feature both music and visual art of all shapes and sizes spread across the four floors of the former convent. Check out the video teaser above for more. For Parts & Labor’s part they built a house in the convent (which you will see more of in an upcoming Parts & Labor music video!) and will be throwing a house show featuring solo performances by Dan, and BJ’s project Shooting Spires, as well as GDFX, G. Lucas Crane of Woods, Fuck Ton, Clouds, a special Beiber fever inspired performance by Christopher Weingarten, and much more. “Sequence of Waves” will happen from 2-9pm on Saturday and you can find additional info and also tune in on live video streams of the performances at the Sequence of Waves website, right HERE.

Listen to New Parts & Labor

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Parts & Labor’s Constant Future will be in stores March 8 (March 7 in the U.K.) but you can get your first taste of the future today. We’re proud to present the first Mp3, the title track from Constant Future. The song begins with a signature Parts & Labor synth melody before being pummeled with a percussive drone ticking along like clockwork, literally moving us into the future. Parts & Labor’s Dan Friel sings of our collective thirst for the “next” and the “newest.”

New Mp3: Parts & Labor “Constant Future”

“Constant Future” is just the first song of many to come as Parts & Labor will be streaming a new track from the album each week on their website between now and the March 8 release date. Check out the newly revamped website, designed by Parts & Labor’s BJ Warshaw (who is also responsible for the album’s brilliant cover art) right HERE.

In other Parts & Labor news, the band will be traveling down to Austin, TX for the South By Southwest Music Festival in March. On their way down to the festival they’ll be joined on tour w/ fellow Brooklynites and Brah recording artists Pterodactyl. Parts & Labor will also be touring Europe in May. Check out all the dates after the jump.

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Parts & Labor Announce New Album, Constant Future

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(Parts & Labor Constant Future album artwork by P&L’s BJ Warshaw)

March 8 (March 7 in the U.K.), Parts & Labor return with their fifth full-length album, Constant Future. Constant Future is the career-defining statement from Brooklyn-based noise-pop trio Parts & Labor. The album’s 12 tracks deliver the bare essentials that made them sui generis totems of modern art-punk: synthesized keyboard riffs distorted into oblivion, percussion pummeled hypnotically, crackling drones that haunt and soothe, fearless melodies hollered skyward. Their last release, 2008’s acclaimed Receivers, saw Parts & Labor blasting off in all directions and creating collage art from hundreds of fan-curated samples. But Constant Future finds them crashing back to earth, focusing pointedly on what they do best: unique, electronic landscapes melded with buzzing, anthemic hooks. Parts & Labor have distilled the lessons and experiences of nearly 10 years as a band into a catchy, blown-out masterwork. You can find more on the album HERE.

In other P&L news the band recently participated in a fundraiser for The Voice Project, an organization promoting peace in Uganda through the power of music. At the fundraiser, P&L showed a softer side, performing a stripped down cover of No Age’s “Life Prowler.” Check out the awesome black & white video of the performance after the jump.

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Lia Ices Interview and Exclusive Video Posted at the Village Voice

Parts & Labor alum and famously terse music critic Christopher R. Weingarten featured Jagjaguwar’s Lia Ices in this week’s Village Voice “Yes In My Backyard” column.  The post features a new video (featured above) of Lia’s recording session that included the vocals for “Grown Unknown.” You can read all about Lia’s process, what “Grown  Unknown” is really about, and if those are actually hand claps or thigh slaps (hint: they are thigh slaps).

“Grown Uknown” by Lia Ices by jagjaguwar

The Gold We're Diggin by Parts & Labor

Rest by Parts & Labor
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