Last month,Public Practiceannounced their debut EP,Distance Is A Mirror, to be releasedOctober 26th via Wharf Cat Recordsand shared lead single “Fate/Glory.” Today, they’re back with another new single, “Foundation.” The song deep fries Beach Boys guitars in ice-cold-but-somehow-funky Scritti Politti grooves. Add a dead pan David Byrney vocal, and Public Practice remind us again how integral it is to use honesty and self-reflection to bring some of life’s double standards to light.
The four members of Public Practice—singerSam York, guitaristVince McClelland, synth/bassist and vocalistDrew Citron, and drummer/programmer and producerScott Rosenthal—are no strangers to songwriting. A Brooklyn DIY super group of sorts, Public Practice combines members of freshly-dead punk projectWALLand local pop bandBeverly. Public Practice backs their ambitious songwriting with serious chops, their live shows already pulling them into the sharp foreground of a scene growing all too warm and fuzzy.
Distance is a Mirroris a confident, juried testimony of love steeped in dark optimism. By the end of the short and bittersweet 4-song EP, Public Practice anchors themselves as a new band with wisdom like their influences, bringing songs distinctly fresh as they are familiar. Public Practice will privately change your mind about where guitar music is going.
Fri. Oct. 5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Shame, BODEGA) Fri. Oct. 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville (Record Release Party) Fri. Nov. 30 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat (w/ Flasher, Gong Gong Gong) Mon. Dec. 3 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern (w/ Flasher, Gong Gong Gong) Tue. Dec. 4 – Chicago, IL @ Hideout (w/ Flasher, Gong Gong Gong)
Wed. Dec. 5 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups (w/ Flasher, Gong Gong Gong) Thu. Dec. 6 – Paterson, NJ @ A Red Wheelbarrow (w/ Flasher, Gong Gong Gong)