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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Something New

Into 2009... and let me tell you my new favorite band:

Parts & Labor

God do I love the incessant drone of this Brooklyn based trio... made quartet by the addition of guitarist Sarah Lipstate:

My introduction was their first release, Mapmaker, but it's their new release, Receivers with the relentless, Ramonesesque Nowheres Nigh that is getting all the attention:

There are commercial elements here of New Order, REM, Green Day (read: The Who), with anthemesque overtones of early eighties Big Country, all put together in the most uncommercial fashion.  And it's hard not to like a drummer who puts Jimmy Chamberlain on the run with some simple paradiddle rhythms pounded to perfection:

Yes, I was introduced to them by Sound Opinions, and yes that leaves me behind the curve, but hey!... I've got children listening to Pink and Linkin Park: it's hard to keep up. 

But when I get it right I get it right.


At 8:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm...not so sure about that incessant drone, John. Sounds kinda like synthesized bagpipes...but, hey, if it works for ya...


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