Distance is a Mirror
- WCR088LP WCR088CD
The debut EP from New York band Public Practice, Distance is a Mirror, is a confident, juried testimony of love steeped in dark optimism.
For fans of B52's, Bush Tetras and Talking Heads! Dry, dead pan vocals chant over skittish guitar and danceable 70s grooves—songs snapping like rubber bands—seesawing between post-punk and its insomniac twin sister disco. With contradicting references as overt as Talking Heads (without the shoulders), but as specific as Haruomi Hosono of Yellow Magic Orchestra (with some polka dots), the band is carrying a funky torch that does not get lit too often. A Brooklyn DIY super group of sorts, Public Practice combines members of freshly-dead punk project Wall and local pop band Beverly. Public Practice backs their ambitious song writing with serious chops, their live shows already pulling them into the sharp foreground of a scene growing all too warm-and-fuzzy.
Songs like the sarcastically-titled Foundation deep-fry 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.
LP+ - Rough Trade Exclusive Deluxe Edition - Signed Standard Black 12" EP with Bonus Flexi Disc (feat. a remix by Austin Brown of Parquet Courts and Matty Fasano of House of Feelings) and a Limited Special Edition Download Card with Bonus Tracks. Limited to just 150 Copies.
12" - Standard Black 12" EP.