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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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Small Black Release New Video, Tour to South By Southwest

Check out the new video above for Small Black’s “Photojournalist” from their latest album New Chain. While filming the video, Small Black and director Yoonha Park, played with the idea of photo vs. memory. The band and director spent a full day shooting with one actress and followed up a few weeks later with a different actress, attempting to recreate the exact same shoot from memory without referring to the earlier footage.

In other news, Small Black is heading to South By Southwest this year, and will be playing dates with Cults, Sun Airway, and Toro Y Moi on their way to the festival. Check out the full tour dates after the jump.

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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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OKKERVIL RIVER’S Will Sheff Teaches Songwriting At Austin Non-Profit

Following some rollicking appearances at SXSW, OKKERVIL RIVER’S Will Sheff recently gave a lesson in songcraft to the young minds of Austin’s The Bat Cave, a non-profit writing and tutoring center. laid down an intimate performance of “Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe” with fellow Okkervil members Travis Nelsen and Lauren Gurgiolo. Watch the performance below.


Okkervil River songwriting workshop at Austin Bat Cave from Austin Bat Cave on Vimeo.

JAGJAGUWAR Teams With YouTube To Capture SXSW Magic

At SXSW 2009, Jagjaguwar, Dead Oceans and Secretly Canadian partnered with YouTube to capture the many stunning performances at their Thursday showcase blowout at The Mohawk. To peep all the videos, go to http://www.youtube.com/sxsw and click on the “Musical Performances” option. Check back daily as new performances are posted

Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen
Continental Shelf 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
Lines of Latitude by Small Black

Continental Shelf by Viet Cong

Windows by Angel Olsen

Your Love Is Killing Me by Sharon Van Etten

Coulda Been My Love by Foxygen

Besnard Lakes, The
Peterborough, ON - Showplace Performance Centre

Sharon Van Etten
Manchester, UK - Cathedral

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