Dan Friel – “Rattler”

The former Parts & Labor frontman Dan Friel has been making euphoric electronic noise-rock on his own for a while now; we made him a Band To Watch in 2008. Next month, he’ll release his new solo LP Life, and we’ve already posted his song “Life (Pt. 1).” And now NPR has posted another new song: “Rattler,” which would’ve been a really great instrumental fuzz-rock song if all the guitars hadn’t been fed through so many filters that I’m not even sure if they really are guitars. As it is, it’s something else entirely, but it’s still great on its own terms. Listen to the track below.

Life is out 10/16 on Thrill Jockey.