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Parts And Labor / Mapmaker
Album:Mapmaker Collection:General
Artist:Parts And Labor Added:07/2007

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-07-08 Pull Date:2007-09-09 
Week Ending:9 Sep2 Sep26 Aug19 Aug12 Aug5 Aug29 Jul22 Jul

Recent Airplay
1.Fri, 05 Oct 07:Witz
Live From Six Feet Underground
4.Thu, 06 Sep 07:Soy Ricardo
Emphysema For Emphasis
2.Thu, 13 Sep 07:Witz
Live From Six Feet Underground
5.Tue, 04 Sep 07:Edwin
Lost and Found
3.Sat, 08 Sep 07:Big Chief
On The Warpath
6.Sun, 02 Sep 07:Steven
Transmission Overload

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