Published Oct 13, 2011Despite their refusal to adhere to Canadian spellings, we have a soft spot for the forward-thinking, frenetic art punk that Brooklyn trio Parts & Labor have been cranking out for the last while. With their decade anniversary just around the corner, however, they've announced plans to throw in the towel with an extended hiatus.
The trio announced their plans to chill for a while with the following statement:
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's parting gift "No Nostalgia" can be downloaded here. While we're sad to see the group move on, if it means more circuit-bent solo work from Dan Friel, there's really no reason to complain.