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Parts & Labor
OriginNew York City, USA
GenresNoise rock
Noise pop
Experimental rock
Years active2002–2012
LabelsJagjaguwar Records
Associated actsShooting Spires, Dan Friel, Noveller
MembersDan Friel
B.J. Warshaw
Joe Wong
Tom Martin
Past membersChristopher R. Weingarten
Jim Sykes
Joel Saladino
Sarah Lipstate

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

The band played their 10th anniversary and final show on Friday, February 24, 2012.[4]

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.


  • 1 Members
    • 1.1 Timeline
  • 2 Discography
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links


  • Dan Friel – keys, guitar, vocals
  • B.J. Warshaw – bass, vocals
  • Jim Sykes – drums
  • Joel Saladino – drums
  • Christopher R. Weingarten – drums
  • Joe Wong – drums
  • Sarah Lipstate – guitar
  • Tom Martin – guitar



  • 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)


  1. ^ "Parts and Labor News - Parts and Labor Receive Found Sounds from Fans for Use on Receivers Album". idiomag. 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  2. ^ "Parts and Labor News - Parts and Labor Receive Found Sounds from Fans for Use on Receivers Album". idiomag. 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  3. ^ "Sarah Lipstate website newspage". 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  4. ^ "Ten Years of Parts & Labor, Through the Eyes of Their Four Drummers". Retrieved February 24, 2012. 

External links

  • Official website
  • All Music Guide page
  • MySpace page
  • 2008 Parts & Labor Interview at
  • NY Times Stay Afraid review
  • Village Voice interview/review
  • Cleveland Free Times live review
  • Interview with Chief Magazine
  • Parts & Labor talk Plan B Magazine through Stay Afraid (September 2006)
  • Interview with BJ in a toilet cubicle (October 2007)
  • Mini-interview with Parts & Labor about Whartscape 2008 (July 2008)

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