Parts And Labor

The great anthemic New York noise-blasting power-trio Parts & Labor has been a band for about a decade now, but don’t expect it to last. Parts & Labor announced today that they’ll celebrate that 10th anniversary with a series of shows early next year, and then they’ll “take an extended hiatus.” Not too many extended-hiatus bands ever come back, so pour out a little for Parts & Labor.

Also, the band sent out a brand-new song called “No Nostalgia” with the announcement. The track comes from the same sessions that produced their strong 2008 album Receivers. Grab it and read the band’s full statement below.

Dear friends,

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.

Love,
Dan/BJ/Joe (Parts & Labor)

Comments (2)
  1. Damn, this one hurts but I am glad they’re making a celebration out of it. They’re definitely one of the most underrated bands of the past 10 years in my opinion and it’s too bad they didn’t receive more attention.

    All is not bad, though. Dan Frield’s Ghost Town was a great album so I am looking forward to what he and his band mates do for solo projects.

  2. I certainly will miss them. Agreed with Michael_ , they never got the attention they truly deserved but that’s life in the fickle blogsphere world these days . Also got into Noveller ( Sarah Lipstate) because of them…

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