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LP released: Jun 26, 2020

Tracklisting:
1. Moon 04:44
2. Cities 03:20
3. Disposable 03:10
4. Each Other 03:25
5. Underneath 04:07
6. See You When I Want To 03:33
7. My Head 04:14
8. Compromised 03:13
9. Understanding 04:41
10. Leave Me Alone 03:10
11. How I Like It 01:56
12. Hesitation 04:12
PUBLIC PRACTICE
GENTLE GRIP (RED VINYL)
Label: WHARF CAT
Cat No: WCR099LP-C1
Barcode: 843563125823
Packaging: LP Regular

On their debut full length, Gentle Grip, Public Practice reanimate the spirit of late '70s New York with their playfully angular brand of no wave-meets-funk and dark disco. While magnetic singer and lyricist Sam York and guitarist and principal sonic architect Vince McClelland (who both played together as members of the meteoric yet shortlived NYC post-punk outfit WALL) take an almost anarchic approach to songwriting, Drew Citron, on synth and bass, and drummer/producer Scott Rosenthal (both previously of Brooklyn indie-pop favorites Beverly) bring a more traditional, pop sensibility to the table. These contrasting styles challenge and complement each other, resulting in a sound that is full of spiraling and exhilarating tensions. Lyrically, York explores the complexities and contradictions of modern life overtop grooves and choruses that disarmingly open up the doors to self-reflection. "You don't want to live a lie / But it's easy / Your house is important / Your car is important / Your shoes are important / Dinner's important" she sings on "Compromised," begging the question: how does one balance material desires with the desire to be seen as a good person? Changing pace, the supremely groovy "My Head" is about tuning out the influx of external noise and staying true to your inner creative force. But whether they are poking holes in commonly held ideas centered around relationships, creativity, or capitalism, Public Practice never lose sight of the fact that they want to have fun, and they want you to have fun too. After all, who needs a soapbox when there's a dark, sweaty dancefloor out there with room on it for all of us?

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