It might appear that the ultra-abrasive Brooklyn band Parts & Labor has been unusually quiet since dropping its 2008 album, Receivers. Although 2009 was the first year the group went without producing a new album since 2005, the electronics-tinged art-punk act has actually been as productive as ever.
“We spent about half of last year doing some touring for Receivers,” says Dan Friel, Parts & Labor’s electronics wizkid, keyboardist, and one-half of its vocal team. Friel & Co. then spent time juggling solo projects and their personal lives before regrouping toward the end of the year.
I’ve been stumping for Parts & Labor for some time, so I relish every opportunity I get to write about them. Check out the City Paper‘s Arts Desk for more of the interview!