On the Jagjaguwar affiliated Brah, Parts & Labor released “Stay Afraid” last year, but I’m just getting wind of them. (I’m always the last one asked to dance. Don’t come here for scoops.) But better late than never, eh? P&L make indie punk–like if The Minutemen teamed up with We Are Scientists. Mapmaker, the band’s new full-length, is crazy, chaotic, and full of furious flashes of fire. To the casual listener, it may sound random or disorganized, but if you pay attention it’s clearly calculated and precise. An assault on the generally laid back and placid world of indie rock. Great stuff, I say. And this is from someone who doesn’t generally go for noise rock.
“A Great Divide” – Parts & Labor
Endless Air Show-Parts & Labor
04/04/07 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace w/ ADULT + Erase Errata
04/05/07 Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rossa w/ ADULT + Erase Errata
04/06/07 Brooklyn, NY – Luna Lounge w/ Alex Delivery + Big Bear + Gowns
04/07/07 Allston, MA – Great Scott w/ Big Bear + Creeping Nobodies + Gowns
04/08/07 New Haven, CT – BAR Nightclub w/ Erase Errata
04/09/07 Washington DC, – Rock and Roll Hotel w/ADULT + Erase Errata
04/10/07 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar w/ ADULT + Erase Errata
04/12/07 Atlanta, GA – The Earl w/ ADULT.
04/14/07 Orlando, FL – Back Booth w/ ADULT + Dan Decon
04/13/07 Jacksonville, FL – TSI w/ ADULT
04/17/07 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues Parish w/ ADULT
04/18/07 Houston, TX – Engine Room w/ ADULT
04/19/07 San Antonio, TX – The Sanctuary w/ ADULT.
04/20/07 Austin, TX – Emo’s w/ ADULT.
04/21/07 Denton, TX – Hailey’s w/ ADULT.
04/24/07 Hollywood, CA – Safari Sams w/ ADULT + Erase Errata
04/25/07 San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill w/ ADULT + Erase Errata
04/27/07 Portland, OR – Holocene w/ Erase Errata
04/28/07 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey w/ ADULT + Erase Errata
04/29/07 Missoula, MT – The Laboratory
05/01/07 Fargo, ND – Aquarium w/ Nudity
05/02/07 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry w/ ADULT
05/03/07 Milwaukee, WI – Stonefly Brewery w/ADULT + Tussle
05/04/07 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle w/ ADULT+Tussle