Public Practice
Public Practice

Public Practice

About Public Practice

Forming from the dissolution of angular punks WALL and dreamy indie rockers Beverly, New York band Public Practice took elements from its members previous groups but ultimately ended up into new musical territory. Coating post-punk rhythms with a new wave sheen, Public Practice first emerged in the spring of 2018, playing shows around New York. After posting a demo recording and a few singles, the band issued a four-song EP.

Public Practice is made up of former WALL lead singer Samantha York, guitarist Vince McClelland, and ex-Beverly members Drew Citron and Scott Rosenthal. Moving past some of the ideas of their former groups, Public Practice's early material took inspiration from post-punk's tense rhythms and meditative Talking Heads-like grooves. They played often around New York in their first months, playing gigs with peers like Pill, Bodega and Tough Age. Their debut EP, Distance Is a Mirror, caught a glimpse of their earliest output and saw release on Wharf Cat Records in October of 2018.

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