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Parts & Labor turning 10 & going on hiatus, but first some special shows (MP3, dates & videos)

DOWNLOAD: Parts & Labor – “No Nostalgia” (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Parts & Labor – “Nowheres Nigh” (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Parts & Labor – “Fractured Skies” (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Parts & Labor – “A Great Divide” (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Parts & Labor – “Rest” (MP3)

Parts & Labor

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.

Dan/BJ/Joe (Parts & Labor)

Parts & Labor will spend the next three shows focusing on their previous material leading up to that big February blowout. TONIGHT at Union Pool (10/19) they’ll play songs from Receivers alongside A Place to Bury Strangers (who also play the BV day party Friday), Exitmusic, Gauntlet Hair, and Porcelain Raft as part of the Jagjaguawar/Secretly Canadian/Dead Oceans CMJ Showcase. Advance tickets are sold out, but there will be tickets at the door and you can try to get in with your CMJ badge (get there early).

The next two gigs will fall a month apart and focus on Mapmaker and Stay Afraid respectively. Look for Parts & Labor at Death By Audio on 11/18 with Knyfe Hyts and Antimagic and on 12/16 at Knitting Factory with Pterodactyl.

The final (known) Parts & Labor gig will feature Oneida, Talk Normal and more TBA, and will go down on 2/24 at 285 Kent.

All dates and some videos below…

JagJaguawar, Secretly Canadian, Dead Oceans CMJ 2011
Parts & Labor – “Echo Chamber” (Official Video)

“The Gold We’re Digging” by Parts & Labor

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
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

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