Wires Under Tension

“Mnemonics In Motion”

South Bronx’s Wires Under Tension are releasing their debut album, Light Science, on February 8 via Western Vinyl. The duo is composed of Theo Metz and Christopher Tignor, both members of Slow Six. Check out the video for “Mnemonics In Motion,” which was created, presumably out of thin air, by Jared Bell of Lymbyc Systym.

• Wires Under Tension: http://www.wiresundertension.com
• Western Vinyl: http://westernvinyl.com

Kemialliset Ystävät


Ullakkopalo (TMT Review), Kemialliset Ystävät’s latest album, made #33 on our Favorite Albums of 2010 list. Here’s the video for “Kajastusmuseo,” which was created by Brenna Murphy and Amy Faust, a.k.a. B. Murphy and Amy F.

• Kemialliset Ystävät: http://www.kemiallisetystavat.com
• Fonal: http://www.fonal.com

Joan of Arc

“Oh Brother #2”

Joan of Arc’s instrumental LP, Oh Brother, is set for release on February 8 via Joyful Noise, according to the fine people at TMT.

• Joan of Arc: http://www.joanfrc.com
• Joyful Noise Recordings: http://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com

[Photo: Ryan Russell]

Parts & Labor

“Life Prowler” [No Age cover]

According to a press release, “Parts & Labor took part in a recent fundraiser for The Voice Project organization which raises money to support the peace movement in Uganda.” It went on: “As part of the fundraiser Parts & Labor performed a cover of No Age’s ‘Life Prowler’ from their new album Everything in Between.” Check out the video above to see what this press release is talking about.

Meanwhile, “Jagjaguwar is proud to announce the forthcoming release of Constant Future, the fifth full-length album by Brooklyn’s Parts & Labor, available in the U.S. on March 8 and in the U.K. on March 7.” According to the press release, of course.

• The Voice Project: http://voiceproject.org
• Parts & Labor: http://www.partsandlabor.net
• Jagjaguwar: http://www.jagjaguwar.com


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