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Parts & Labor’s Constant Future out Today. Stream the Full Album on Spinner

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Parts & Labor’s Constant Future is out today amidst buzz across the interwebs. This week you can stream the full album at AOL Spinner. And check out what the critics say with reviews from The New York Times, PitchforkThe Onion AV Club and more all up today.

Parts & Labor Release New Mp3, Announce New Tour Dates. Constant Future Now Available for Pre-Order

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We are proud to offer “Rest” a new mp3 from Parts & Labor’s forthcoming release Constant Future. The song perfectly encapsulates the band’s ability to take elements of noise and turn them into a truly infectious pop song. Starting today, you can pre-order the record from InSound and receive an instant mp3 download of the new album. You can also stream a new track from the album each week at  PartsandLabor.net. On March 8, P&L will celebrate the release of the new album with a show at Monster Island Basement in their hometown of Brooklyn, NY (Check out the band’s awesome video flyer HERE). From there they will be touring to this year’s South by Southwest Music Festival, with fellow Brooklynites Pterodactyl. Pterodactyl’s guitarist Joe Kremer, will join Parts & Labor on all dates, and P&L’s Dan Friel will sit in on Pterodactyl’s sets playing electronics and keyboards. Check out full tour dates including new dates here in the U.S. and in Europe after the jump.

NEW MP3: Parts & Labor “Rest”

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Parts & Labor Build a House, Perform at “Sequence of Waves” Art Show Saturday

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This Saturday, January 29, Parts & Labor’s Dan Friel and  BJ Warshaw are participating in “Sequence of Waves” a huge art show featuring 60 different artists, happening at St. Cecilia’s Convent (21 Monitor St.) in Brooklyn, NY. Performances will feature both music and visual art of all shapes and sizes spread across the four floors of the former convent. Check out the video teaser above for more. For Parts & Labor’s part they built a house in the convent (which you will see more of in an upcoming Parts & Labor music video!) and will be throwing a house show featuring solo performances by Dan, and BJ’s project Shooting Spires, as well as GDFX, G. Lucas Crane of Woods, Fuck Ton, Clouds, a special Beiber fever inspired performance by Christopher Weingarten, and much more. “Sequence of Waves” will happen from 2-9pm on Saturday and you can find additional info and also tune in on live video streams of the performances at the Sequence of Waves website, right HERE.

Listen to New Parts & Labor

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Parts & Labor’s Constant Future will be in stores March 8 (March 7 in the U.K.) but you can get your first taste of the future today. We’re proud to present the first Mp3, the title track from Constant Future. The song begins with a signature Parts & Labor synth melody before being pummeled with a percussive drone ticking along like clockwork, literally moving us into the future. Parts & Labor’s Dan Friel sings of our collective thirst for the “next” and the “newest.”

New Mp3: Parts & Labor “Constant Future”

“Constant Future” is just the first song of many to come as Parts & Labor will be streaming a new track from the album each week on their website between now and the March 8 release date. Check out the newly revamped website, designed by Parts & Labor’s BJ Warshaw (who is also responsible for the album’s brilliant cover art) right HERE.

In other Parts & Labor news, the band will be traveling down to Austin, TX for the South By Southwest Music Festival in March. On their way down to the festival they’ll be joined on tour w/ fellow Brooklynites and Brah recording artists Pterodactyl. Parts & Labor will also be touring Europe in May. Check out all the dates after the jump.

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Parts & Labor Announce New Album, Constant Future

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(Parts & Labor Constant Future album artwork by P&L’s BJ Warshaw)

March 8 (March 7 in the U.K.), Parts & Labor return with their fifth full-length album, Constant Future. Constant Future is the career-defining statement from Brooklyn-based noise-pop trio Parts & Labor. The album’s 12 tracks deliver the bare essentials that made them sui generis totems of modern art-punk: synthesized keyboard riffs distorted into oblivion, percussion pummeled hypnotically, crackling drones that haunt and soothe, fearless melodies hollered skyward. Their last release, 2008’s acclaimed Receivers, saw Parts & Labor blasting off in all directions and creating collage art from hundreds of fan-curated samples. But Constant Future finds them crashing back to earth, focusing pointedly on what they do best: unique, electronic landscapes melded with buzzing, anthemic hooks. Parts & Labor have distilled the lessons and experiences of nearly 10 years as a band into a catchy, blown-out masterwork. You can find more on the album HERE.

In other P&L news the band recently participated in a fundraiser for The Voice Project, an organization promoting peace in Uganda through the power of music. At the fundraiser, P&L showed a softer side, performing a stripped down cover of No Age’s “Life Prowler.” Check out the awesome black & white video of the performance after the jump.

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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

Coulda Been My Love by Foxygen

Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices

Tiderays by Volcano Choir

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves

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Orange County, CA - Beach Goth Festival @ The Observatory

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Hudson, NY - The Half Moon

Moonface
Lisbon, PT - Jameson Urban Routes Festival

Sharon Van Etten
Baltimore, MD - Ottobar  w/ Tiny Ruins

The Cave Singers
St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theatre  w/ The Devil Makes Three

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