Parts & Labor Tap Flaming Lips Producer Dave Fridmann for Constant Future
Published Dec 09, 2010Following a staggering four albums in five years, NYC art punk masterminds Parts & Labor have taken a two-year break since 2008's excellent Receivers. In that time, they worked hard on demos for what will become Constant Future.
The new album was recorded with engineer Dave Fridmann (the Flaming Lips, MGMT) and was recorded in a boxing ring in Milwaukee. A press release describes the album as "a catchy, blown-out masterwork," adding that "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 pummelled hypnotically, crackling drones that haunt and soothe, fearless melodies hollered skyward."
Constant Future will be released on March 8 via Jagjaguwar. Parts & Labor don't have any songs from the album to share just yet, but they did recently perform a live cover of No Age's "Life Prowler" for the Voice Project, a fundraising charity for the peace movement in Uganda. Check out a live video of the cover below.
1. "Fake Names"
3. "Constant Future"
4. "A Thousand Roads"
6. "Pure Annihilation"
7. "Skin and Bones"
8. "Echo Chamber"
9. "Without a Seed"
10. "Bright White"
12. "Never Changer"
Parts & Labor » No Age from The Voice Project on Vimeo.