Monday, December 18, 2006

Parts & Labor

Parts & Labor is one of the newer bands that I've been listening to a lot lately. If you're not familiar with the recent trend towards 'circuit-bending', you might have missed these guys. Basically, it's a bit lo-fi, with some really interesting use of effects and tweaked digital sound sources, mixed with the melodic awareness of Guided By Voices. Throw in an old-fashioned punk rythm section, and you have one of the most interesting and exciting bands I've heard in a while. Listen to A Great Divide and see if you can argue. Amazing.