“Disposable,” along with its b-side, Public Practice's take on Yukihiro Takahashi’s “Extra-Ordinary,” follows on the heels of the band’s critically acclaimed debut EP, Distance Is A Mirror. Of the two-song single, the band notes, “staring at a beach covered in tangled seaweed, the question began to form; as you watch a loved one get swept into a mad sea of a situation, how do you fight something seemingly so much bigger than yourself - for someone else? From here, “Disposable” began to take shape. This was our first song we completed in our Brooklyn studio where we are recording our debut LP,” they continue, “Yukihiro Takahashi’s sound design on his records have a unique and refined sensibility that we've always liked as well. When we were remaking it, we wanted to try and recreate some of the source sounds and also add a few of our own. We think it was important to pay homage not only to the song, but the beautiful original synth programming.”
Public Practice are also excited to announce a November 14 show at NYC’s The Dance (428 Lafaeytte St). Today the band also announce a May 2020 tour of the UK -- all dates are listed below.
The four members of Public Practice—singer Sam York, guitarist Vince McClelland, synth/bassist and vocalist Drew Citron, and drummer/programmer and producer Scott Rosenthal—are no strangers to song-writing. A Brooklyn DIY super group of sorts, Public Practice combines members of WALL and local pop band Beverly. Public Practice move in tangent to post - punk and dance -- a curve of rhythm and angularity transcending genre norms with a unique sound of their own. Informed by her surroundings, York’s lyrics reflect the city and its contradictions—they are personal, funny, cryptic and surreal, but never truly pessimistic, rotating around an individual’s toxic but symbiotic relationship with perception. NPR included their single “Foundation” in their 2018 list of “Best Songs” saying, “‘Foundation’ opens by reckoning with — no, warmly embracing — the Tyrannosaur-paw-in-the-mud path the Talking Heads left behind, refracting the dreamy busyness of ‘Once In a Lifetime’ with a clever and simple guitar line and inviting rhythm section.” Brooklyn Vegan have labeled them “overtly danceable” and in the UK DIY said their music “veers between sharp funky stabs of guitar and something altogether gnarlier.”
Watch this space for more music and news on Public Practice!