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Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

AHE-07 PSYCHOBUILDINGS - Birds of Prey b/w Paradise - 7”: $5
The Birds of Prey single is the debut offering from Brooklyn’s Psychobuildings, a group that started as a solo recording project by Peter LaBier and has since expanded to include Peter Schuette on synths and producer Juan Pieczanski. Blending jam-based punk aesthetics with a laser focus on beat and melody, Psychobuildings recalls an era of music when pop, rock, and disco began fusing together to stir up new club sensations. These touchstones have provided LaBier with a foundation for his own unique pop sensibilities. With this double "A side" single Psychobuildings has succeeded in creating a new hybrid, one that brings artfully crafted beats and hooks back to the dance floor.

Psychobuildings

Psychobuildings

Psychobuildings is a psychedelic construction of danceable beats, lyrical splendor, and shimmering dance performance. The group originated with front-man Peter LaBier in 2010, a visual artist with the aim to create not just a band, but an artful experience for all the senses. LaBier joined forces with Peter Schuette (Silk Flowers) and Juan Pieczanski (Small Black) to blend dizzying layers of synth and percussion, creating the band’s upbeat-yet-dark electronic dance sound. Their albums have been released on All Hands Electric, Transparent, Wonder Sounds, and featured on Kitsuné Maison compilations.

Precinct

Precinct

Precinct was a short-lived, New York based group that made music and visual art. Band members have included Peter Labier (Psychobuildings), Nathan Gwynne (The Love Love's), Etienne Dugay (Real Estate, Predator Vision) and Zachary Cale. Sonically the band was quite adventurous, blending low fidelity garage styles with free form dub jams. With their use of blaring saxes, jagged guitars, sci fi synths and emotively delivered vocals Precinct shared a sound akin to bands like PIL, Swell Maps, and A Certain Ratio. After releasing the Compound EP on Black Maze Books, Precinct recorded their first full length album, Stranger, which was released in the fall of 2008 on All Hands Electric.