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Parts and Labor

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Origin  New York City, USA
Labels  Jagjaguwar Records
Record label  Jagjaguwar
Years active  2002–2012
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Associated acts  Shooting Spires, Dan Friel, Noveller
Past members  Christopher R. Weingarten Jim Sykes Joel Saladino Sarah Lipstate
Members  Dan Friel, Noveller, B.J. Warshaw, Joe Wong, Christopher R. Weingarten, Tom Martin, Joel Saladino, Jim Sykes
Genres  Noise rock, Noise pop, Experimental rock
Albums  Mapmaker, Stay Afraid, Receivers, Groundswell, Constant Future

Parts & Labor was an American experimental rock/noise rock band. The group was formed in 2002 by B.J. Warshaw and Dan Friel in Brooklyn, NY. Drummer Joe Wong joined the band in 2007. Parts & Labor has released five albums, two EPs, one split album (with Tyondai Braxton), and numerous 7"s and compilation tracks. Their music is influenced by DIY punk, experimental/psychedelic rock, and lo-fi electronic music.


Drummer Christopher Weingarten left the band in 2008 but they quickly recruited new drummer Joe Wong and added guitarist Sarah Lipstate, turning them into a four-piece band. This lineup recorded Receivers, the band's fourth album, which was released on October 21, 2008 in North America and November 3, 2008 in the UK through Jagjaguwar. Also released in 2008 was Escapers Two, a record which featured 51 songs in around 29 minutes. On July 10, 2009, Lipstate announced via her website she had left the band.

The band played their 10th anniversary and final show on Friday, February 24, 2012.

Friel and Warshaw also run Cardboard Records, an independent record label that has released music by Pterodactyl, Gowns, Ecstatic Sunshine and others. Former members of Parts & Labor include Christopher Weingarten, Sarah Lipstate, Joel Saladino and Jim Sykes.


  • Dan Friel – keys, guitar, vocals (2002-2012)
  • B.J. Warshaw – bass, vocals (2002-2012)
  • Jim Sykes – drums (2002)
  • Joel Saladino – drums (2002-2004)
  • Christopher R. Weingarten – drums (2004–2008)
  • Joe Wong – drums (2008-2012)
  • Sarah Lipstate – guitar (2008–2009)
  • Tom Martin – guitar
  • Discography

  • Groundswell (JMZ Records, 2003)
  • Stay Afraid (Jagjaguwar Records, 2006)
  • Mapmaker (Jagjaguwar Records, 2007)
  • Receivers (Jagjaguwar Records, 2008)
  • Constant Future (Jagjaguwar Records, 2011)
  • Splits and EPs
  • Rise, Rise, Rise (split LP with Tyondai Braxton)(Narnack Records, 2003)
  • Escapers One 12" (Brooklyn Beats, 2007)
  • Escapers Two (Ace Fu, 2008)
  • Songs

    The Gold We're DiggingMapmaker · 2007
    Nowheres NighReceivers · 2008
    Fractured SkiesMapmaker · 2007


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