Public Practice: Distance Is A Mirror EP (Wharf Cat, 2018)

November 1, 2018 at 9:04 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Public Practice: Distance Is A Mirror EP

WALL fell down before the release of their debut album, but Sam York has new returned with a new band also featuring members of Beverly. Public Practice’s debut EP is made up of four songs recalling post-punk groups like the Bush Tetras, with steady, even danceable rhythms and sharp lyrics. “Fate/Glory” starts out with some twisted guitar action, and the already alert rhythm picks up with a spike of energy towards the end. The more punkish “Bad Girl(s)” finds York confronting radical feminists, refusing to appear a certain way or hate all men. “Foundation” is more downtown post-disco-influenced, with half-spoken lyrics which artfully describe the demise of a relationship. “Into The Ring” pushes and pulls between forceful spoken words and sing-song duets, with confident lyrics alluding to bullfighting.

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