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Parts & Labor Announce 10th Anniversary and Retrospective Shows Followed by Indefinite Hiatus

An announcement from Parts & Labor in their own words:

Dear friends,

This January, Parts & Labor turns 10 years old. We’re planning a string of celebratory shows, in which we play selected material from all of our full length albums, leading up to a big 10th anniversary blow out on February 24th, 2012.

Following these performances, we’re going to take an extended hiatus. We feel incredibly fortunate having had a decade of amazing experiences — making records and new friends, performing with so many killer musicians and artists. But it’s time for each of us to focus
on personal projects for a while. We’re all going to continue to make music through other endeavors.

We’d like to thank everyone who’s supported us, bought our albums, seen us live, offered us a floor to sleep on. We love y’all. As a token of our esteem, we’re giving away a final song called “No Nostalgia (featuring Todd Bailey and Where’s The Party At)”, which was recorded during the Receivers sessions, but suddenly seems all too prescient.

Love,
Dan/BJ/Joe (Parts & Labor)

DOWNLOAD: Parts & Labor “No Nostalgia”

 

TOUR DATES:
10/19/11 Brooklyn, NY- Union Pool (performing songs from Receivers) Jagjaguwar/Secretly Canadian/Dead Oceans CMJ Showcase w/ Exitmusic, Gauntlet Hair, Porcelain Raft, & A Place to Bury Strangers
11/18/11 Brooklyn, NY- Death by Audio (performing songs from Mapmaker) w/ Knyfe Hyts, Antimagic, Zulus
12/03/11 Ithaca, NY- The Haunt
12/16/11 Brooklyn, NY- Knitting Factory (performing songs from Stay Afraid) w/ Pterodactyl
02/24/12 Brooklyn, NY- 285 Kent Ave. -10th Anniversary Fest/ Last Show w/ Oneida, Talk Normal, more TBA

Download Oneida’s Ocropolis III Performance at NPR

If you have ever accused NPR of not being hip, hold on to your fucking hat – NPR Music recorded the entire 7-hour Oneida improvisational performance in the spirit of their former studio, The Ocropolis. They brought in guests to collaborate with them from Portishead, Boredoms, Yo La Tengo, Chavez and more. They have divided the performance up into 3 parts which can be streamed or downloaded at NPR Music.

The Ocropolis is Dead. Long Live the Ocropolis!

Today the Village Voice reports that Monster Island the long standing Brooklyn artist space which houses both Secret Project Robot and Oneida’s recording studio The Ocropolis will close at the end of September. Before then there are still plenty of events scheduled including the annual Monster Island Block Party, taking place this Saturday. Since 2004, Monster Island has been a home to the reemergent Brooklyn scene housing tons of music events including early Todd P shows. Dozens of bands have recorded at the Ocropolis, and tons of artists have either shown their work in the gallery space or used the studio space to launch their creations. The good news is both the Ocropolis and Secret Project Robot will be moving to a yet to be disclosed new space in Bushwick.

Oneida and Parts & Labor help launch the Emergencynth

Meet the Emergencynth a new boutique, limted edition synthesizer and sequencer that will be released tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 1). The device is designed and hand-assembled by Karl LaRocca AKA Kayrock. Members of both Oneida and Parts & Labor contributed to this project. The Emergencynth is limited to 350 copies available either at Main Drag Music in Brooklyn, or through the Emergencynth website HERE. More details:

“It has 8 oscillators which can be tuned in unison, spread out over a range of many octaves, or set to various preset harmonies. The oscillators can be set to one of 8 different waveforms: sin, two triangles, two saws, and three square waves. Switches control pitch sweep and 4 amplitude envelopes.

The 32 step sequencer has programmable memory for 8 patterns. It comes with preset patterns written by members of Oneida, Trans Am, Parts & Labor, and Roxy Pain, but you can save over them with your own creations.”

You can see the Emergencynth in action below:

 

Listen to Oneida Perform their Entire Thank Your Parents Album Triptych Live

On June 7th Oneida completed their monumental Thank Your Parents album triptych with the release of their new album Absolute II. In celebration, Oneida hunkered down at Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn for an entire weekend of music that featured guest performances, monumental jams, and the performance of the entire Thank Your Parents triptych which culminated in a performance at dawn on Sunday of Absolute II. NYCtaper was there to witness and document the entire weekend of music. You can hear their recordings of Oneida’s live performances of each of the triptych’s three albums: Preteen Weaponry, Rated O, and Absolute II at the links below. Long live the O!

LISTEN: Oneida Preteen Weaponry Live

LISTEN: Oneida Rated O Live

LISTEN: Oneida Absolute II Live

Oneida embark on a European tour this week featuring sets at Puschenfest, Hainweh Festival, Off Festival, Terrano Festival and more. They return to the U.S. with a performance in Portland, ME in Sept. and an appearance at All Tomorrow’s Parties in October. Check out their full tour dates HERE.

Neverending Fountain (alt. version) by S. Carey
Bullet Proof.. I Wish I Was by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
Silhouettes by Viet Cong
How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten

Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Continental Shelf by Viet Cong

Windows by Angel Olsen

Your Love Is Killing Me by Sharon Van Etten

S. Carey
Supermoon
LP / (DIGITAL)

Angel Olsen
Brisbane, AU - Laneway Festival

Viet Cong
Toronto, ON - The Garrison

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