50 Unheralded Albums from 2011

Parts & Labor: Constant FutureParts & LaborConstant Future (Jagjaguwar, 3/8/11)

Parts & Labor: “Constant Future”

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After establishing itself early last decade as an interesting new name in noise rock, Parts & Labor delivered a flurry of releases over the span of just a few years. Since then, the band has scaled back to a trio built around the fuzzed guitar, bass, keyboard hooks, and tight rock rhythms.

Featuring some of the band’s sturdiest songs yet, Constant Future is direct, potent, and catchy. Behind Dan Friel and BJ Warshaw‘s echoing, harmonized vocals are dirty, thick grooves that power the overlaid electronic freak-outs.

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