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MOTR PUB

1345 Main St.
Cincinnati, OH
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YELLOW CAB

YELLOW CAB

700 E 4th St
Dayton, OH
10:00pm
09 AUG FRIDAY
LUNA

Off Broadway

509 Lemp Ave
St. Louis, MO
8:00pm
11 OCT FRIDAY
LUNA

LINCOLN HALL

430 E 5th St.
Chicago, IL
8:00pm
12 OCT SATURDAY
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Know About Us

Biography:

From the creatively fertile grounds of Dayton, Ohio, home of the Wright Brothers and the birth of flight, comes a new type of onward and upward venture, this time of the aural realm by veteran indie spacerockers LAB PARTNERS. Lab Partners' sound washes over you with heavy doses of celestial vocals and melodic guitars. Their massive presence is driven by larger than life drums and pulsing synth bass. With an emotional purity, Lab Partners do far more than write amazing songs, they create a dense atmosphere of true rebellion.

Formed in 1998 by guitarist/vocalist MIKE SMITH and KEVIN PARRETT (A Ten O’Clock Scholar), the duo soon added keyboardist AMY SMITH to round out the lineup. In 1999, drummer MATT SCHULZ, who has been a longtime collaborator with Mike Smith dating back from their days together in Honeyburn joined the band. Schulz went on to perform full- time duty with Enon and Holy F*ck. Veteran guitarist MIKE VOLK (Honeyburn, Cigarhead) came on board in late in 2001, when Kevin Parrett left to pursue other interests. Over the years, Lab Partners has had a fair share of drummers such as Ian Kaplan, Todd Carll, and Kevin Vaughn (Heartless Bastards). Today Lab Partners' drum work is handled by JIM MACPHERSON (The Breeders, Guided By Voices).



Over the past 14 years, the band has put out 3 full length albums as well as several EPs. A new album, Seven Seas, is set to be released in early 2014. Moonlight Music, featured 14 songs and was released in March 2010 by Chicago’s PRAVDA RECORDS. 2005's Wicked Branches and 2007's Keep Quiet e.p. was released on Portland's Reverb Records. 2002's Daystar was released on Dayton's Big Beef Records and garnered reviews from SPIN Magazine and Under the Radar. Lab Partners also self produced two early recordings Lab Partners released in 1999 and Turn It On released in 2000.



Lab Partners has played several highly-regarded festivals over the course of their career, including: CMJ Music Festival in 2002 (New York), CMJ Rock Hall Music Festival in 2005 (Cleveland), South by Southwest Music Festival in both 2006 and 2007 (Austin). The band has two WOXY.COM Live Lounge Axe Sessions available for download via Itunes.

The band has toured numerous times over the United States and shared the stage with such acts as Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Warlocks, The High Dials, Throwing Muses, Mark Gardener, The Black Angels, Spectrum, The Sky Drops, Adam Franklin, and Paik.

Vinyl Information

VINYL

We are releasing the new record on vinyl. This is a first for us and we are all really excited. The release date is set for 4-19-14 (National Record Store Day). Record release show that same night. More details to come.


The Fire Note Review of Lab Partners Seven Seas

REVIEW

Fire Note Says: Lab Partners have returned with an early contender for Album of the Year. Read more here.


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