New York band Public Practice have confirmed the May 15th release of their debut full-length, Gentle Grip, via Wharf Cat Records and are teasing the recording with the lead single “Compromised.” A retro mixture of punk, funk, disco and alternative, the “dark disco” quartet’s forthcoming effort will follow 2018’s EP, Distance is a Mirror.

Commenting on the song, band member Sam York said, “‘Compromised’ deals with the moral gymnastics that many of us struggle with daily just to be a human in this world. How do we balance our desire for material pleasures with our need to be seen as moral and good? What’s more important, the shoe or where it came from? How it was made or how it looks? I am no shining example and I struggle with this constantly.”

The “Compromised” is accompanied by a Josie Keefe and Jonny Campolo-directed music video, of which they say, “Inspired by luscious lips, dazzling eyes and manicured hands of the past, we recreated layouts, postures, and makeup techniques from vintage cosmetic advertisements. The video splits the body into eyes, lips, and hands – bringing the artwork of Public Practice’s music to life.”

Gentle Grip Track Listing:

01. Moon
02. Cities
03. Disposable
04. Each Other
05. Underneath
06. See You When I Want To
07. My Head
08. Compromised
09. Understanding
10. Leave Me Alone
11. How I Like It
12. Hesitation

Public Practice Tour Dates:

March 13 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom w/ A Place To Bury Strangers (New Colossus Fest)
March 28 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere w/ The Automatic and Shopping
April 4 – Jersey City, NY – White Eagle w/ Parquet Courts
April 5 – Ardmor Music Hall, PA w/ Parquet Courts
April 4 – Southampton, UK – Heartbreakers
April 5 – London, UK – Electrowerks
April 6 – London, UK – Rough Trade East evening in-store
April 7 – Manchester, UK – Yes
April 8 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club, w/ Bambara
April 9 – Glasgow, UK – KNice N Sleazy
April 10 – Edinburgh, UK – Sneaky Pete’s
April 12 – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
April 13 – Bristol, UK – Louisiana
April 14 – Brighton, UK – The Great Escape


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