Dan Friel is an electronic musician and composer based in Brooklyn. Friel co-founded the band Parts & Labor in 2002, and has released over a dozen albums as a solo artist, with Parts & Labor, and with his guitar trio, Upper Wilds. He has toured extensively, performing at Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, All Tomorrow’s Parties, and Le Guess Who, and has composed commissioned work for the acclaimed string quartet ETHEL.

"Fantastic miniature slabs of electronic noise, rhythm and melody, Friel's solo releases played to the lo-fi avant-garde set, but also manifested as melancholy pop." - NPR

"They're not electronic dance music; they are marches and rockers, with melodies running at speeds from processional to punk while whizzing, crashing, sliding, beeping, chirping sounds ricochet all over. The key is that the melodies are hearty ones.. It's a merry onslaught." - The New York Times

"This is noise pop that doesn't stint on either side of the bargain, striking a perfect balance between cataclysmic and catchy." - Pitchfork

"Strange and wonderful, and best of all, unlike anything else we can think of." - Time Out New York

BOOKING/HELLO: danfriel@danfriel.com

Village Voice
The Out Door
Tiny Mix Tapes
WNYC's Soundcheck (w/ in-studio set)
Alarm Magazine co-interview w/ Brian Chippendale (Lightning Bolt/Black Pus)

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