BABA YAGA'S HUT presents...
WEDNESDAY 14TH JULY
PARTS & LABOR
Plus special guests
SCREAMING TEA PARTY
Since releasing their last full length, the critically acclaimed "Mapmaker", Parts & Labor have kept a relentlessly busy schedule. They toured Europe twice and across the U.S. three times. They have diligently worked on their own label, the ever growing Cardboard Records (recently featured in Impose Magazine, and recommended by Pitchfork). And they just released the "Escapers Two" EP, which perfectly captures the whirlwind that is Parts & Labor with 51 songs in under 30 minutes.
The past year has also seen the departure of drummer Christopher R. Weingarten to pursue a writing career. But with the addition of Joseph Wong on the drums the band barely skipped a beat (indeed the band performed its first show with Joe a mere two months after their last one with Chris). P&L also recruited guitarist and noise artist Sarah Lipstate to the fold, adding a new depth and versatility to their already expansive wall of sounds.
With the new lineup solidified, Parts & Labor recorded a new full length (due out fall 2008). The album features a unique, sonic experiment -- the band used audio samples sent by friends and fans to embellish their most adventurous full length to date. Additionally, Parts & Labor will be hitting the road again this summer, including festival appearances in Norway and the U.K., as well as performances at New York's Siren Festival and Baltimore's Whartscape.
Parts & Labor hail from Brooklyn, NY, and have been creating electronics-heavy psych/noise/punk/rock for over six years. They cite the following bands as influences and are totally cool with you name-checking them: Hüsker Dü, Sonic Youth, Boredoms, Minutemen, Neutral Milk Hotel and Amps For Christ. They've performed with TV On The Radio, Mission Of Burma, Battles, Matt & Kim, Clinic, Deerhoof, Lightning Bolt, and many, many more.
"Screaming Tea Party. What can I say? Complex in their simplicity and a nexus of electricity reminiscent of Sonic Youth having sex with a bulldozer. Their soundscape ranged from tight melodies and lo-fi whinings to punk-o-riffic noise-o-rama. The vocals ranged from Mary-chain stylemurmurings, to screaming, the only way to be heard over those guitars".
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