Last we checked in on Public Practice, the band had just formed from the wreckage of NYC acts Beverly and WALL and were sharing an early blast called “Fate/Glory.” Today the Brooklyn post-punk act is back with a pair of promising songs from a new digital single, their first release since last year’s debut EP Distance Is A Mirror.
The A-side is an original called “Disposable,” while the B finds them covering Yukihiro Takahashi’s “Extra-Ordinary.” Both exist at the intersection of punk and funk, driven by a rhythmic tension offset Sam York’s deadpan vocals. “Disposable” in particular will catch you off guard by changing course partway through. “Just wait a few more days,” York sings. “It cannot stay this way.” The cover is a bit more playful, a continuation of the plastic funk that often typified pop eccentrics in the ’80s — and indeed, the original is from Neuromantic, an album Takahashi released way back in 1981.
Have a listen.
“Disposable” b/w “Extra-Ordinary” is out today via Wharf Cat.