Nine years and
counting, Brooklyn trio Parts & Labor
continues to astound with the amount of layered, sonic commotion they can create
with just drums, bass, a keyboard and a guitar. Constant Future, their fourth full length, bursts through 12 songs
in a mere 39 minutes.
fast playback attributes to some songs blurring into one, but luckily there are
a few tracks that rises above the amalgam and hook you with their catchy
melodies and riffs. “Fake Names,” “Outnumbered” and “Neverchanger” are the
definite forerunners; and though the dynamic music is entrancing, equally impressive
are the existentially, poetic lyrics and Dan Freil’s fast delivery. How often
does one utilize words such as “beleaguered” and “unencumbered” in one song (“Outnumbered”)?
Constant Future is an adrenaline
charged album that proves Parts & Labor still know how to rock.
DOWNLOAD: “Outnumbered,” “Skin and Bones” APRIL S.