Parts & Labor is an US experimental rock
band signed to Jagjaguwar Records
. The group was formed in 2002 by B.J. Warshaw and Dan Friel in Brooklyn, NY and has since toured with other bands such as Battles
, TV on the Radio
, Breaker! Breaker!
, Tyondai Braxton
, and Matt & Kim
Hailing from Brooklyn, Parts & Labor are a boisterous bunch of art kids that combine sparse electronics, wiry guitars and pop hooks into uplifting experimental noise rock.
Forming in 2002 after bassist BJ Warshaw and keyboardist Dan Friel met at a knitting factory, the band have toured relentlessly with Christopher Weingarten on drums, finding that their avant garde noise rock fitted in very well with the scenes being carved out by TV on the Radio and Deerhunter
After the departure of Weingarten to pursue a blogging career the band recruited Joe Wong for their Autumn 2007 dates. Finding second guitarist in renowned sound artist Sarah Lipstate, their sound has become a little more experimental recently, and yet still retains enough of that pop-punk magic to keep it accessible.
Parts and Labor has been called "the best band nobody's heard of, and yeah, the new stuff completely rules" (See feature article, linked below).
* Dan Friel – keyboards, guitar, voice
* B.J. Warshaw - bass, voice
* Joe Wong - drums
* Sarah Lipstate - guitar, noise
Official Site: http://www.partsandlabor.net
Official Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/partsandlabor