The SxSW Interviews: Parts & Labor

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Gavin Riley

11th March 2011
At 15:56 GMT

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Parts & Labor released their latest album Constant Future just this week and it's a belter.

They're one of the few bands that we absolutely must see. So we were delighted to get some time with P&L's BJ Warshaw to discuss their SxSW plans:
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1) How many times have you been to SxSW?

I *think* this will be our 4th. Maybe 5th if you count the weird and disastrous time our DIY booked tour schedule landed us in SXSW on the Sunday at the end of the festival. One loses count....

2) What's the best thing about being in Austin? Or if you've not been before.... What are your tourism related plans?

Killer Mexican food, watching the bats fly out from under that bridge at dusk, reuniting with friends/bands we generally only see while on tour.

3) Why are you playing SxSW? ('Cos we hear the money isn't too good)

We've got a new album to promote called "Constant Future".  Also, we skipped SXSW last year, and this seemed to be as good a time as any to lose more money.

4) Who are you showcasing for, and where and when can we expect to see you?

We're playing the Jagjaguwar showcase at Red 7 on 3/16 and the Impose Imposition on 3/17; might have a few other appearances... those will have to be a surprise!

5) Which other bands/artists are you most looking forward to seeing over music week?

Psyched to check out our Jag labelmates that I've never seen/met before. But otherwise, I honestly haven't had time to check the schedule. Just going to wing it. Is Motorhead playing?

6) Will you visit the Film or Interactive sections of SxSW this year? Or is time tight?

Time is tight!

7) What does the rest of 2011 hold for you?

Massive amounts of touring; a second eastern US tour in April, Europe in May, west coast US in June, and hopefully Japan (our first time!) in July.

Further Information:

Parts & Labor: Official Site / MySpace

Music:

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Parts & Labor: 'Constant Future'

Playing:

March 1, 2011 - Red7, Jagjaguwar Showcase @ 1:00am
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