Despite the fact that Dan Friel the solo act is now the primary act, not much has changed, if we’re to go by “Valedictorian,” the first track he’s released released since the dissolution of Brooklyn noise-makers, Parts and Labor. Many of his former band’s trademarks have remained intact — There are the swirling bursts of noise produced by any manner of electronic gadgetry sent through any number of effects; There’s the punk rock energy, evident once you get past the intro; And, it all comes together with a surprisingly, celebratory melody. What did you expect? Dubstep?
The Valedictorian 12″ will be released by Thrill Jockey on 10/16. A full length will follow in 2013.