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Featuring members of WALL and Beverly, Brooklyn quartet Public Practice released their debut EP, Distance is a Mirror, today, Oct. 26, via Wharf Cat Records.
The EP’s lead single, “Fate/Glory” sees lead singer Sam York proclaim thought-provoking lyrical juxtapositions with a droll snap. Throughout the track, York explores emotional illusions and biting realities (“We gift our souls to a life left wanting”) as inverted tempos, shrill guitars, chugging bass and minimalist drums culminate in dark, sparkling, intensely gratifying post-punk. When the instrumentals pause for the bold, first chorus (“Fear turned to grief and the grief turned cold”), Public Practice have you exactly where they want you, with a wave of inescapable, head-bopping euphoria rushing over you.
Like the EP title suggests, Public Practice are much more than meets the eye. Distance is a Mirror is an abstract collage of ideas, rather than a clear manifesto. Its four danceable tracks are playful and enigmatic, but no less serious or accessible. Shifting from bold art-rock and groovy dance-rock to spasmodic post-punk, Distance is a Mirror cements Public Practice as a band to watch.
Public Practice are playing a record release show tonight in Brooklyn, followed by some additional tour dates with Flasher and Gong Gong Gong in November and December.
Listen to “Fate/Glory” below and scroll down for Public Practice’s upcoming tour dates. You can purchase Distance is a Mirror here.
Public Practice Tour Dates:
26 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Alphaville (Record Release Party)
30 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat (w/ Flasher, Gong Gong Gong)
03 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Tavern (w/ Flasher, Gong Gong Gong)
04 – Chicago, Ill. @ Hideout (w/ Flasher, Gong Gong Gong)
05 – Columbus, Ohio @ Ace of Cups (w/ Flasher, Gong Gong Gong)
06 – Paterson, N.J. @ A Red Wheelbarrow (w/ Flasher, Gong Gong Gong)