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New Video: Pterodactyl “School Glue”

Pterodactyl – “School Glue” from stereogum on Vimeo.

Today Stereogum premiered Pterodactyl’s new video for “School Glue” from their new album Spills Out. The video features Pterodactyl held prisoner in a Sci-Fi fantasy world. Lording over them is a series of floating heads that include members of Oneida, Parts & Labor, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ex-Models, and Knyfe Hyts. Pterodactyl’s Spills Out comes out November 15 on Jagjaguwar’s Brah Records imprint. Tomorrow Pterodactyl start a five week North American tour, check out the tour dates HERE.

CMJ 2011: Photos From The SC/JJ/DO Showcase at Union Pool

We’ve been busy busy busy these past few months getting everything together for our CMJ showcase and last night it went off with a bang. If you didn’t make it out to Union Pool, here are some photos of the awesomeness. Try not to be too sad when you see what you missed. If you were there, well, congratulations! Stick around for the rest of the festival and catch some bands from our sister label Dead Oceans.

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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

Announcing: Our CMJ Showcase!

Ever wonder what a summer music festival would be like if it were twenty times bigger, took place in fall, and all the stages were miles apart for some reason? Such is the CMJ Music Marathon, which brings hundreds of bands and thousands of registrants into New York City for an insane, five-day-long musical binge.  And so, we are thrilled to announce that we are partnering with our Dead Oceans and Secretly Canadian family to bring you a majorly fantastic showcase, featuring our own Parts & Labor:

 

See you there, right? Obvs.

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.

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
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey

Tiderays by Volcano Choir

Higher by Lia Ices

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves

City Wrecker by Moonface

Angel Olsen
Barcelona, ES - La (2)

Besnard Lakes, The
Manchester, UK - Ruby Lounge

Lia Ices
Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium  w/ Phantogram

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