Brooklyn-based outfit Parts & Labor’s fourth full-length, Receivers, cleverly incorporates the hundreds of diverse audio samples sent to them by fans in response to questions such as “What are you afraid of?” and “What do your parents sound like?”, which the band posted on their websites last April. Far from the discord of bleeps, conversations, and crashes this sort of endeavor has the potential to be, the album is a richly constructed, mature pop-punk creation. “Nowhere’s Nigh” is the anthemic single off this catchy eight-track noise-punk offering.

Now on tour nationally, Parts & Labor has set up a toll-free number (888-317-5596) where fans can leave a message to be integrated into their live shows–call in to join the party. Photo by Tod Seelie. Words by Lulu McAllister

Nowheres Nigh