Since releasing their last full length, the critically acclaimed “Mapmaker”, Parts & Labor have kept a relentlessly busy schedule. They toured Europe twice and across the U.S. three times. They have diligently worked on their own label, the ever growing Cardboard Records (recently featured in Impose Magazine, and recommended by Pitchfork). And they just released the “Escapers Two” EP, which perfectly captures the whirlwind that is Parts & Labor with 51 songs in under 30 minutes.
The past year has also seen the departure of drummer Christopher R. Weingarten to pursue a writing career. But with the addition of Joseph Wong on the drums the band barely skipped a beat (indeed the band performed its first show with Joe a mere two months after their last one with Chris). P&L also recruited guitarist and noise artist Sarah Lipstate to the fold, adding a new depth and versatility to their already expansive wall of sounds.(Source)