Parts & Labor

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Parts & Labor
Origin New York City, USA
Genres Noise rock
Noise pop
Experimental rock
Years active 2002–2012
Labels Jagjaguwar Records
Associated acts Shooting Spires, Dan Friel, Noveller
Members Dan Friel
B.J. Warshaw
Joe Wong
Tom Martin
Past members Christopher R. Weingarten
Jim Sykes
Joel Saladino
Sarah Lipstate

Parts & Labor was an American experimental rock/noise rock band. The group was formed in 2002 by B.J. Warshaw and Dan Friel in Brooklyn, NY. Drummer Joe Wong joined the band in 2007. Parts & Labor released five albums, two EPs, one split album (with Tyondai Braxton), and numerous 7"s and compilation tracks. Their music is influenced by DIY punk, experimental/psychedelic rock, and lo-fi electronic music.

Drummer Christopher Weingarten left the band in 2008 but they quickly recruited new drummer Joe Wong and added guitarist Sarah Lipstate, turning them into a four-piece band.[1] This lineup recorded Receivers, the band's fourth album, which was released on October 21, 2008 in North America and November 3, 2008 in the UK through Jagjaguwar.[2] Also released in 2008 was Escapers Two, a record which featured 51 songs in around 29 minutes. On July 10, 2009, Lipstate announced via her website she had left the band.[3]

The band played their 10th anniversary and final show on Friday, February 24, 2012.[4]

Friel and Warshaw also run Cardboard Records, an independent record label that has released music by Pterodactyl, Gowns, Ecstatic Sunshine and others. Former members of Parts & Labor include Christopher Weingarten, Sarah Lipstate, Joel Saladino and Jim Sykes.




Splits and EPs


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