The Low Times Guide to Dan Friel

January 25, 2012  |   By   |   Guest Guide

Dan Friel is probably best known for being one half of the songwriting duo that drives Brooklyn’s experimental noise outfit Parts & Labor. However, Dan is also an accomplished solo musician, creating noisy pop melodies with the kind of obsolete keyboards and electronics that could be found at a yard sale. It’s a pretty sophisticated musical trajectory for a kid from Massachusetts who cut his musical teeth listening to Man Is The Bastard records. Now that Parts & Labor is… Continue»

Georgia Hubley, Dan Friel & Jennifer O’Connor

January 16, 2012  |   By   |   Podcast

This episode of Low Times is full of great stories. Georgia Hubley from Yo La Tengo discusses the early days of Yo La Tengo and recounts its time opening for and playing with some of the biggest icons in musical history. Dan Friel from Parts & Labor talks about the demise of his band and tells us about the worst show he’s ever played. Then, Jennifer O’Connor tells us about wanting to get into the “hook writing” game and her… Continue»