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Parts And Labor / Stay Afraid
Album:Stay Afraid Collection:General
Artist:Parts And Labor Added:08/2006
Label:Jagjaguwar 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-08-20 Pull Date:2006-10-22 
Week Ending:22 Oct15 Oct8 Oct17 Sep10 Sep3 Sep27 Aug
Airplays:1111124

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 17, 2009:On The Warpath
A Great Divide
4.Oct 17, 2006:How Many Licks Does It Take, Mr. Owl?
Deth
2.Mar 29, 2007:Fiction Romance
Deth
5.Oct 09, 2006:Municipal Waste
Deth
3.Nov 23, 2006:Thanksgiving Pre-Hangover
A Great Divide
6.Oct 03, 2006:How Many Licks Does It Take, Mr. Owl?
Changing Of The Guard

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2006-08-21 
Thrash noisey synth led rock from back east, mathy moments, pure joy. Drinking from the same placenta as Lightning Bolt, Hella, Ruins, Pink and Brown, Comets on Fire, but I find these guys far more interesting. They use melody and noise textures creatively, vocals and refrains, instead of relying on pure difficult drag down lets-get-evicted bashouts. WTF? Sometimes this sounds like Yes or Kansas on the same radio frequency as Hella but then I realize: These guys have invented an entire new genre: Power Indie Rock (“Extreme” Indie Rock?). Great stuff, KZSU faves ca. 2003 (I think Stirling had them play live on her show).

1) explodes thrashing, then stops with singing with soaring melodies that smack of Yes or something, epic
2) Cool intro noise, melodic
3) wow, almost over the top Kansas vocal melodies over overdriven noise rock nirvana
4) definitely bashout noisey music, but again those silly epic vocals
5) wow, some sick idea of melodic noise indie rock, this is “accessable” in some other dimension, I think these guys are onto something
6) more bashout, melody
7) strange tom tom beat intro
8) nice false start, whirling synth
9) briefer, nice noise, not as bashout
10) oh man, about midway this breaks down into a Deep Purple on crytal meth and mushrooms feel that justifies this bands existence

Track Listing
1.A Great Divide 6.Timeline
2.Drastic Measures 7.Repair
3.A Pleasant Stay 8.Stay Afraid
4.New Buildings 9.Springtime Hibernation
5.Deth 10.Changing Of The Guard