Parts & Labor

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Parts & Labor
OriginBrooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres
Years active2002–2012
LabelsJagjaguwar Records
Associated actsShooting Spires, Dan Friel, Noveller
Websitewww.partsandlabor.net
Past membersDan Friel
  • B. J. Warshaw
  • Joe Wong
  • Tom Martin
  • Christopher R. Weingarten
  • Jim Sykes
  • Joel Saladino
  • Sarah Lipstate

Parts & Labor was an American rock band formed in 2002 by B. J. Warshaw and Dan Friel in Brooklyn, New York. 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.

Band members[edit]

Final line-up

Past members

  • Jim Sykes - drums (2002)
  • Joel Saladino - drums (2002–2004)
  • Christopher R. Weingarten - drums (2004–2008)
  • Sarah Lipstate - guitar (2008–2009)

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

Full-lengths
Splits and EPs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parts and Labor News - Parts and Labor Receive Found Sounds from Fans for Use on Receivers Album". idiomag. 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2008-09-12.
  2. ^ "Parts and Labor News - Parts and Labor Receive Found Sounds from Fans for Use on Receivers Album". idiomag. 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2008-09-12.
  3. ^ "Sarah Lipstate website newspage". 2009-07-10. Archived from the original on 2009-08-26. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  4. ^ "Ten Years of Parts & Labor, Through the Eyes of Their Four Drummers". Retrieved February 24, 2012.

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