Posts Tagged ‘Parts & Labor’

May 12th, 2010 - 1:39 pm § in Freelance Work

Between Albums, Parts & Labor Quietly Makes Some Noise – Arts Desk – Washington City Paper

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 [...]

April 20th, 2010 - 2:02 am § in True/Slant

Music and the Media, Part 2: A Rolling Stone gathers no mass

On Monday, Rolling Stone debuted it’s online subscription model, as well as a much-needed website facelift. Unfortunately, it may be too little, too late. In the years Rolling Stone wasted their web-space, with nothing to show but a handful of articles hosted on a domain, music blogs and site[...]

February 13th, 2010 - 7:42 pm § in True/Slant

Valentine's Day Mix

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. What does that mean? Well, it means it’s time for a Valentine’s Day mix, of course! Below is a nice little mix of songs for VD 2010: 1. Electric Six – “Electric Demons in Love”: [youtubevid id="cDGQTlJjCrg"] 2. Andre 3000[...]

December 27th, 2009 - 11:04 pm § in True/Slant

The Best Overlooked Albums Of The Aughts

The new year is almost here, and with it comes a maelstrom of “End of the Year Lists.” Here on Ex-Spectator, I’ll be rolling out a few “End of the Year”/”End of the Decade” lists. Today’s list: The Best Overlooked Albums of the Aughts. A while back I started an ongoing feature called[...]

November 28th, 2009 - 4:38 am § in Perfect Lines

The more and more I agree with Christopher R. Weingarten

Eye Weekly has a pretty great interview with Christopher R. Weingarten, formerly of good ole’ Parts & Labor, now known most prominently for his Twitter account, 1000TimesYes. Anyway, Weingarten has some pretty stellar things to say about the omnipresence of emo and indie in the early part [...]

October 17th, 2009 - 9:00 pm § in True/Slant

Overlooked in the Aughts: Parts & Labor – Mapmaker

Overlooked in the Aughts is an ongoing feature focusing on some of the best albums from the 2000s that haven’t quite received the attention they deserved. Today’s post: Parts & Labor’s Mapmaker. Back in June, music writer Christopher R. Weingarten extolled the pains that have befallen m[...]

April 13th, 2009 - 12:13 am § in Perfect Lines

Singles vs. Albums

  “Personally, all of my favorite bands/artists are my favorites because of their albums, not singles. They created their own world within those albums to an extent that you just can’t do with much detail on one song.” -Dan Friel, Parts & Labor You can read the rest of my inte[...]

December 30th, 2008 - 7:26 pm § in Perfect Lines

They Said It…

Roundup of various end of the year music lists...[...]

December 12th, 2008 - 2:10 am § in Perfect Lines

Top o' 2008

A countdown of the best albums of 2008, in all their colors.[...]

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