Parts And Labor / Mapmaker
Album: Mapmaker   Collection:General
Artist:Parts And Labor   Added:Jul 2007

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-07-08 Pull Date: 2007-09-09
Week Ending: Sep 9 Sep 2 Aug 26 Aug 19 Aug 12 Aug 5 Jul 29 Jul 22
Airplays: 4 3 2 1 1 3 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 05, 2007: Live From Six Feet Underground
Fractured Skies
4. Sep 06, 2007: Emphysema For Emphasis
New Crimes
2. Sep 13, 2007: Live From Six Feet Underground
Fractured Skies
5. Sep 04, 2007: Lost and Found
King Of The Hill
3. Sep 08, 2007: On The Warpath
Fractured Skies
6. Sep 02, 2007: Transmission Overload
New Crimes

Album Review
Elias (Dr Furious)
Reviewed 2007-07-09
Noisy and yet catchy electro/post-rock from Brooklyn, NY. It is a paradox, I know... but that's what makes Parts and Labor unique. Catchy pop vocals (almost kind of Brit-pop-ish sounding) thrown amidst insanely frenetic drum beats (Lightning Bolt, Hella), a shredding chaos of electronic noise and catchier synth/guitar lines. It's an odd mix, but works well. In comparison to previous albums, you may find that there is more emphasis on the soaring vocal melodies. They almost work as an adjuvant for delivering some noise into the ears of the pop-minded djs of KZSU. Will the pop vehicle work? The A-file plays will show. Play this, it rocks!
Play: 5, 9, 10, 7, 1
1. Rocking drum/synth groove and Brit-pop-sounding vocals.
2. Chaotic, spastic intro followed by quiet synth melody. Pop feel.
3. Pop-punk. Reminds Green Day.
4. Dominated by vocals. Noisy synths in the background.
5. Bird-singing electronic noises and superb shredding guitar riffs. Awesome.
7. Noisy intro sound like a dentist's drill. Sparse and mid-tempo. This sounds like their older stuff.
8. Same as #4.
9. Love this. Beautiful. Punky with catchy chorus.
10. Space-rock, no wave, and guitars sounding like middle eastern flutes. Pop vocals.
11. Exotic banjo-sounding guitar.

Track Listing
1. Fractured Skies   7. Ghosts Will Burn
2. Brighter Days   8. Uneplosions
3. Vision Of Repair   9. Camera Shy
4. The Gold We're Digging   10. King Of The Hill
5. New Crimes   11. Fake Rain
6. Long Way Down   12. Knives And Pencils